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What Are Veneers?

Veneers are a way of cosmetically enhancing or repairing teeth. They are usually made in a dental laboratory with porcelain but can also be made with plastic composite material. There are usually two appointments to first prepare the teeth before taking impressions, and then a second appointment to fit and securely bond the veneers into place.

What Is the Difference Between Veneers and Crowns?

Veneers are typically very thin and cover only the parts of the teeth that can be seen. Because they are very thin, very little tooth structure is ground away. They are not meant to withstand strong chewing or biting forces. Crowns made with porcelain are thicker for strength, but more tooth structure must be ground away to accommodate their additional thickness. A full crown also completely covers a tooth.

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Porcelain Dental Veneers San Francisco - Start Quote I had done veneers and invisalign in 2009. During that time, Dr. Arellano and his whole office staff provided excellent services. They accommodated my busy working schedule and still ultimately followed the treatment plan. In terms of the procedure, I am very pleased and happy. Dr. Arellano did meticulous work with his gifted talent. His patience and well manors made a person like me smile graciously. It's beyond "Thank You" that I can express myself on how much I appreciate Dr. Arellano. I like Dr. Arellano's high level technique skills, people skills, and calm friendly office environment. I always tell my friends how good he is. Just look at my beautiful teeth. The staff is also very professional, friendly, and I couldn't ask more than what I had experienced with
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What Are "Prepless" Veneers?

Although almost any type of porcelain or plastic composite veneer can be used, this type of veneer was made popular with Lumineer's porcelain veneer advertising. Sometimes there are situations where the angle of the tooth requires almost no preparation or no preparation at all for a veneer. At other times, patients elect not to have any tooth structure ground away even though it may be indicated. The obvious advantage is that little to none of your natural tooth is ground away. But the big disadvantage if not indicated is that your teeth can look a lot thicker than normal, and that additional thickness might trap food next to the gum line. Consulting with your dentist can determine if this type of veneer is appropriate for you.

How Long Do Veneers Last?

Veneers are one of dentistry's most successful restorations if the physical stresses on them are well controlled. But just like the enamel on your own teeth, porcelain can chip or break. Having a nightguard made to protect them from the stress of clenching or grinding your teeth at night is the best way to protect them.

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I've been going to Dr. Arellano for about 20 years and I continue because of the excellent care and treatment I get with him and his whole office team. He is both professional and personable.
Recently I had a newer technique of gum surgery/grafting at his office called, "Pinhole Surgical Technique of gum grafting." I personally found this to be much easier to handle than the other style of gum grafting that I received years ago for the other side of my mouth. That worked, it was where part of my roof of my mouth was cut and surgically sewn onto the gum. However, I much prefer the pinhole technique. It was actually the easiest dental work I've had (beyond regular cleaning.) It didn't take too long and it didn't feel uncomfortable getting it done. I was swollen, but I think that happens regardless of what kind of gum grafting is done. I needed ibuprofin for a few days, no major pain. It healed well and just felt easy. I am not a fan of having any work done in my mouth because that's me, but this was the easiest work I've ever had done.
So, if you are debating which kind of surgery to do I personally would recommend the pinhole surgery.

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We've gone to Dr Arellano for many years and have never been disappointed with any of the work he's done. Recently my husband broke a tooth and Leo got him in and had the tooth repaired within a few short hours. Service like that is very hard to finds these days. His office staff is fantastic. Nice people you are always glad to see. I would highly recommend Dr Arellano to anyone who is searching for an honest, competent, well trained dentist.

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I recently had a dental implant procedure performed by Dr. Arellano.
I could not be more pleased with the results. From the initial consultation to insertion of the implants, Dr. Arellano made this entire procedure understandable, easy, & pain-free !!
Highly recommend this professional dentist.

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