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Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, we will be only seeing patients in our records with dental emergencies. We have made this decision in order to help prevent further spread of the virus and to keep our patients and community safe.

We thank you for your understanding during this crisis and we wish you all good health.

What is Cosmetic Dentistry?

Cosmetic Dentistry explained by Dr. Leo Arellano

Your smile says a lot about you. It is the first impression that most people will get when they look at you. This is why it is so important to have a beautiful, healthy looking smile. Cosmetic dentistry is a field in which dentists are able to not only restore and fix your smile, but keep it looking beautiful and natural with the proper restorations, materials, and techniques.

Cosmetic dentistry encompasses a number of procedures. All have one objective in mind, and that is to restore the appearance of dental health. It’s a fact that health and beauty go hand in hand. Teeth in a healthy smile are generally not dark in color, stained, worn down, missing, chipped, cracked, nor crooked. They also do not show exposed roots nor should they show evidence of previous problems by seeing obvious existing dental restorations.

Teeth whitening is a popular consideration for those who want to whiten and brighten their smile. Stained and discolored teeth may make individuals feel self-conscious. Teeth whitening procedures are relatively inexpensive and are an effective way to quickly address discolored teeth.

Bridges and crowns are also cosmetic ways to deal with cracked, broken, or missing teeth. Crowns are also used to help protect teeth after trauma or oral procedures such as root canals which may weaken the teeth. Bridges are a way to replace missing teeth, eliminating large spaces where the previous teeth had been.

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Dental implants and dentures are prosthetics that help replace missing teeth. Dentures can be either full or partial depending on the number of teeth they are replacing, and dental implants are inserted into the gums and jawbones. They are then capped with crowns to replace teeth, or they can be used to stabilize loose dentures by having them “snap” into place.

Cosmetic dentistry also includes orthodontics such as Invisalign which is a form of invisible braces used to straighten teeth. Porcelain veneers can also accomplish the same solution, as well as hide discolored or permanently stained teeth.

Dr. Arellano of San Francisco specializes in various cosmetic dentistry procedures, and can help you achieve the smile you’ve always wanted. Call today to schedule a consultation appointment and find out what Dr. Arellano can do to get you the beautiful smile you’ve always wanted!

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Severe gum recession exposing sensitive, decay-prone root treated with a gum graft.

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Dr. Arellano has been my dentist since 1989 and I believe he is the best of the best! I have experienced many uncomfortable dental procedures in the past, many due to painful injections. Dr. Arellano has excellent technique in anesthetizing that results in painless injections. He truly cares about his patients and his work. His staff, especially Mei, is extraordinary and will go above and beyond to work in appointments, assist in resolving payment/insurance issues, referrals, etc. Dr. Arellano and his team have always provided excellent care and service over the years. I highly recommend him for your dental care.

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