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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.

Many of those dazzling California smiles are the results of porcelain veneers

Many of those dazzling California smiles are the results of porcelain veneers

Nearly everyone has heard the expression “winning-smile”, and with the focus on appearance in society today that expression may be literally true. It is well known that beauty provides many advantages to individuals. A person’s appearance can influence other people’s perception of them. Studies have found that attractive people demonstrated more positive traits and behaviors than unattractive people did.

These advantages affect professional lives as well. MSNBC and Elle magazine conducted a survey that found employees describe attractive bosses as collaborative, competent, and good delegators, whereas unattractive bosses were mistrusted and suspected of unethical advancement. Porcelain veneers can provide patients with the power of a beautiful smile.

Dr. Leo Arellano can correct a number of cosmetic dental flaws with porcelain veneers with astounding esthetic results.

  • Discoloration or stains that will not respond to teeth whitening, typically due to certain medications, excess fluoride in childhood, trauma, or root canal therapy, may be masked.
  • Broken, cracked, or chipped teeth can be covered by a veneer unless the tooth is structurally weakened.
  • Gaps between teeth can be closed.
  • The appearance of misshapen teeth can be adjusted.
  • Slightly rotated teeth can be made to appear straight.
  • An uneven smile due to genetics or wear can be corrected.
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The first step in smile enhancement is for the patient to visit Dr. Arellano for a consultation. It is recommended that patients bring photos or magazine clippings to show the doctor the type of smile they want. Some people prefer the dazzling, brilliant white, perfectly symmetrical movie star smile. Others want a smile with subtle nuances for a more natural look. It is important for the doctor to know what result the patient is envisioning.

A thorough examination is conducted to ensure the patient is in good oral health. If any issues are discovered, they may need to be treated before veneers can be placed. It is recommended that patients have their teeth cleaned and whitened prior to veneer placement to ensure accurate color choice for the porcelain. The process for a smile makeover with porcelain veneers typically requires two dental visits after the initial consultation about two to three weeks apart.

Dr. Arellano has created many winning smiles in the San Francisco Bay area. Call 415-881-4343 to schedule an appointment.

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Before and After Photos

Zoom® in-office bleaching used to whiten age related yellow staining.

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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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