WE HAVE RE-OPENED

Our community has been through a lot over the last couple months, 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.

Here are some new changes we have made 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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Overview of the tooth implant procedure near Daly City

Tooth implant procedure daly city

People in Daly City frequently visit Dr. Leo Arellano to restore their smile after tooth loss or extraction. Although partial dentures and dental bridges are available in his office, he may recommend a dental implant to repair the smile. Dental implant restorations are preferred by many doctors and patients around the world because they closely mimic natural teeth in feel, form, and function.

What are dental implants?

Dental implants are small, screw-like posts that are used to replace the roots of missing teeth. When topped with dental crowns, they replace missing teeth, allowing patients to chew properly, speak clearly, and smile beautifully once again. They are so natural looking and feeling that some patients forget they are dental restorations.

Although dental implants are not right for every patient, most people are potential candidates for this procedure. In general, dental implants may be a good choice if the patient:

  • Is missing one or more teeth
  • Has a fully matured jawbone
  • Has sufficient healthy bone structure for placement or is able to receive a bone graft
  • Has a healthy mouth
  • If free of medical conditions that might affect healing of bone tissue
  • If willing and able to commit to a process that takes several months
We are here to help Call us at 415-881-4343 or Schedule an Appointment

The process

The first step in the process is determining candidacy through discussion, reviewing medical and dental history, a thorough examination, and x-rays. Once the doctor has determined that the patient is eligible for the procedure, he will develop an individualized treatment plan.

The implants are placed in the jawbone in a gentle, precise surgery. The bone fuses to the implant as it heals, which typically takes from 4 to 6 months. Once the implants are stabilized in the bone, abutments (small connectors) are attached to the implants. The abutments hold the new teeth securely. The new teeth are matched to the existing teeth in color and shape for seamless integration into the smile.

Caring for dental implants

Dental implant restorations require the same care as natural teeth. If patients practice good oral hygiene and visit the dentist regularly, their dental implants can last a lifetime.

Doctor Arellano has over two decades of experience in the dental implant procedure. To schedule an appointment with an experienced, compassionate, skilled implant dentist, call 415-881-4343 and schedule an appointment today.

Real Patients Real Results

Before and After Photos

Snap-On Smile® as a "quick cosmetic fix" until appropriate treatment can be afforded.

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What our patients are saying...

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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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