Our community has been through a lot due to the ongoing pandemic, and all of us are looking forward to resuming our normal habits and routines. While many things have changed, one thing has remained the same: our commitment to your health and safety.

Infection control has always been a top priority of our dental practice, and you may have seen that we take great pride in this. Our infection control processes are made so that when you receive care, it’s both safe and comfortable. We want to tell you about the infection control procedures we follow in our practice to keep the patients, staff, and the ones we come in contact with in our daily lives safe.

Our office follows infection control recommendations made by the American Dental Association (ADA), the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). We follow the activities of these agencies so that we are up-to-date on any new rulings or guidance that may be issued.

Upon the emergence of COVID-19, here are some additional measures we take to ensure your safety:
  • Our office will communicate with you beforehand to ask some screening questions. You’ll be asked those same questions again when you are in the office, and we will be taking your temperature. Based on your answers and if your temperature is 100.4°F or higher, we will need to reschedule your appointment.
  • We have hand sanitizer that we will ask you to use when you enter the office. You will also find some in other places in the office for you to use as needed.
  • You may see that our waiting room will no longer offer magazines, children’s toys and so forth, since those items are difficult to clean and disinfect. Similarly, please limit the personal belongings that you bring inside to your appointment.
  • Appointments will be managed to allow for social distancing between patients when possible. That might mean that you’re offered fewer options for scheduling your appointment. Please respect the social distancing requirement of 6 feet where practical.
  • We will do our best to allow greater time between patients to reduce waiting times for you, as well as to reduce the number of patients in the reception area at any one time. To that end, please consider calling from your car to check on the status of the reception area and be on time. Also, please come alone to your appointments. If needed, one guardian/caretaker is permitted, but they must remain in the reception area.
  • Please arrive with face masks/coverings for they will be required at all times for both patients and staff when appropriate.
  • An antiseptic mouth rinse will be used just prior to treatment for the health and safety of all. Where possible, expect changes in how we do certain procedures to eliminate or reduce the spread of aerosols and splatter during treatment. For example, for now we will be temporarily eliminating ultrasonic tools and teeth polishing during your teeth cleaning appointments until further notice.
  • Clear sneeze guard barriers between you and our front desk personnel will be used to aid in social distancing, and we ask that we all limit our conversations to what’s necessary to limit contact time. More regular and frequent sanitizing of high touch areas and items will be done for your health and safety. This includes door and other handles, light switches, countertops, etc.
We look forward to seeing you again and are happy to answer any questions you may have about the steps we take to keep you, and every patient, safe in our practice. To make an appointment, please call our office at 415-752-8311 .

Thank you for being our patient. We value your trust and loyalty and look forward to welcoming back our patients, neighbors, and friends.

Sincerely,
Dr. Leo Arellano

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Cost of a tooth crown in Daly City, CA

Tooth Crown Cost Daly City from CA dentist

Dental crowns are commonly used for general and cosmetic dental issues. Patients who need to restore a tooth that is decayed or damaged or those who want to change the shape or appearance of a tooth often use dental crowns to achieve their goal.

Dental crowns have several purposes. First they can be used to change the appearance of a tooth. For example, if a patient has a tooth that is badly stained or discolored and teeth whitening hasn’t worked or can’t be used, a crown can be placed on top of the tooth to cover the stains and improve the tooth’s appearance. Because crowns can be created to be an exact match of the surrounding teeth, dental crowns are often invisible to a person’s family or friends.

Dental crowns can also be used to protect a tooth that is weak or damaged. Over time a cavity that goes untreated can cause damage and decay in the tooth. When this decay is too big to be restored with a filling, a crown will give the tooth the form and function that the patient needs. Similarly, crowns are also used in conjunction with root canals to provide support after the infection has been cleaned out from inside the tooth.

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Finally, crowns can also be used as a replacement tooth in conjunction with dental implants. The dental implant is simply a replacement tooth root. It’s a small metal rod that is inserted into the jawbone. A crown is then attached to the implant which gives the appearance and the function of the natural tooth. Patients who opt for an implant and crown find that they can speak clearly, smile happily, and eat all of their favorite foods.

When considering dental procedures, cost is often a factor. While Dr. Leo Arellano and his team understand that patients have very real financial concerns, it’s important to note that most dental problems don’t get better on their own. Over time, small restorations could become larger problems. Dr. Arellano and his team will help you determine the cost and insurance coverage, if applicable.

Patients in Daly City, CA are encouraged to turn to Dr. Arellano for a consultation and examination to determine if a dental crown procedure is right for their situation.

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