Dr Loev

Dr. Loev, San Francisco preventative, cosmetic, restorative, and implant dentist and his team want you to have an experience unlike any you have had at the dentist. We feel that we have put together an extraordinary practice that is all about you - your potential, your comfort, your health, and your individuality.

You are important to us and we strive to help you in every and any way that we can. We understand that you may have felt like a nameless face somewhere in the world of health care in the past, but we want you to feel important and well cared for when you visit our office.

Your genuine care and comfort are our passion and providing the best dentistry in San Francisco is our goal. From complete examinations and cleaning to full mouth makeovers using dental implants, porcelain veneers and Invisalign. We use the best materials and high tech tools we can help you create a program of care that is just for you.

Welcome to Dr Loev's

From very conservative treatment such as professional teeth whitening to porcelain veneers, crowns and even dental implants, cosmetic dentistry has moved from the optional treatment it was years ago to the forefront of the profession, for it combines the benefits of aesthetic beauty along with the ability to restore teeth with minimal removal of tooth structure. The results are not only dramatic, but also functionally sound and extremely long lasting.

To accurately assess your own cosmetic dental concerns, ask yourself what you would change if there were no costs, no discomfort, and minimal time requirements. To view some portfolio samples of our work please visit the gallery.

We Are A Team

As a team we are committed to you and your smile. We have devoted ourselves to service in addition to patient care.

 

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Pain Free Dentisty

Dr Loev is always staying on top of pain free dentistry standards and we aim to make your time with us enjoyable.

 

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New Ideas

We bring new ideas to the table and offer you education on dentistry and what it means to you.

 

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Dr Loev

Dr Loev

San Francisco Cosmetic, Restorative, Preventative and Implant Dentist Dr. Edward Loev

Dr. Loev served as a dental officer in the U.S. Navy and Marine Corp. during the Vietnam Conflict. After 3 years of service he moved to San Francisco and established a successful downtown practice in the financial district.

 


After 15 years of general practice Dr. Loev became obsessed with "smile design," cosmetic dentistry and while still maintaining his comprehensive dental practice has focused a major part of his time on creating and maintaining beautiful smiles.

He and his team welcome your inquiries and visits to our skyscraper office overlooking San Francisco Bay and Union Square. Practicing the art of dentistry since 1969, Dr. Loev provides the finest quality dental care available today. Even after more than 35 years of caring for people, and their smiles, Dr. Loev embraces dentistry and the increasingly innovative dental techniques available. Through his frequent participation at continuing education courses, Dr. Loev ensures that his patients always receive the latest most effective treatment possible.

Dr. Loev's goal is to exceed his patients' expectations of care and service. "High-Tech is great!" says Dr. Loev, "as long as service isn't compromised and a personal touch remains". In striving to obtain his goal Dr. Loev has brought together a great team of individuals who share his passion, and he has updated his office with the most state-of the-art equipment to ensure that his patients receive more options, more comfort and more service.

Dr. Loev was awarded a 2010 Best of the Bay Award through an organization called Doctors Improving Healthcare in conjunction with NBC Bay Area. His interview can often be seen replayed on NBC.
Dr. Edward L. Loev has been named a Top Dentist in the Consumers' Research Council of AmericaGuide to America's Top Dentists. Consumers' Research Council of America, a Washington, D.C. based research organization, provides consumers' information guides for professional services throughout America. It is their purpose to help educate and assist consumers in obtaining the finest professional services.
Read about Dr. Loev in the July 2004 issue of Vogue Magazine. Click here to view cosmetic dentistry before and after photos from Dr. Loev.

Practice

Practice

Excellence in Service and Patient Care

As a team we are committed to you and your smile. We have devoted ourselves to service in addition to patient care. We strive to exceed your expectations while using conservative, state-of-the-art procedures to maintain, restore and enhance the natural beauty of your smile.

 

We hold ourselves to the highest standard of excellence in personalized dental care enables us to provide the quality dental services our patients deserve. We provide comprehensive treatment planning and use restorative and cosmetic dentistry to achieve your optimal dental health. Should a dental emergency occur, we make every effort to see and care for you as soon as possible.

Education & Prevention

As a practice, we are true believers that preventative care and education are the keys to optimal dental health. We strive to provide “dental health care” vs. “disease care”. That’s why we focus on thorough exams – checking the overall health of your teeth and gums, performing oral cancer exams, and taking x-rays when necessary. We also know that routine cleanings, flossing, sealants, and fluoride are all helpful in preventing dental disease. Not only are we focused on the beauty of your smile, we’re also concerned about your health. A review of your medical history can help us stay informed of your overall health, any new medications, and any illnesses that may impact your dental health.

Training & Expertise

As your dental health professionals, we want you to be confident knowing that we are a team of highly trained and skilled clinicians. We pride ourselves in providing the care you need to keep your smile healthy. To give you the best possible service and results, we are committed to continual education and learning. We frequently attend dental lectures, meetings, and dental conventions to stay informed of new techniques, the latest products, and the newest equipment that a modern dental office can utilize to provide state-of-the-art dental care. Also, being members of various professional dental associations helps us to stay abreast of the changes and recommendations for our profession.

A Positive Experience

To make everyone's visit as comfortable as possible, we provide stereo headsets; just bring your favorite CD or DVD movie, or choose from our extensive list. In addition, we also offer scented candles, a warm blanket and neck pillow.

We have spent the last 35 years building a foundation of trust by treating our patients as special individuals. We understand that some patients may feel nervous and uneasy about their dental visits. We strive to allay these fears and strive to provide every patient with a relaxing and positive experience. Our entire team is dedicated to providing you with the excellent, personalized care and service that you deserve.

Financial Investment

We appreciate the emotional and financial investment needed to start a new relationship with a healthcare provider, let alone proceed with comprehensive dentistry and smile makeovers. We strive to work together with you every step of the way to ensure that your experience is a great one from start to finish.

During your consultation, Dr. Loev and one of his highly trained dental assistants will review your concerns, goals and clinical needs and develop a comprehensive treatment outline. Prior to proceeding with any treatment you will be provided with a written copy of this proposal that outlines each treatment and your associated investment in addition to alternate treatment options for your convenience.

We accept Cash, ATM, Checks, Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover Card.

As a convenience for our patients we have a number treatment plan options available. These are convenient, no down payment plans, that offer a variety of different option for every budget and every treatment cost. From extended plans with low monthly payments to low interest credit card type plans to interest free options ranging from months to a year. Offering these plans allows us to make the smile you've always wanted more affordable. Click on the links below to find out more about these programs and if you desire apply securely online. In addition,we are always available to assist you in any way that we can so please don't hesitate to ask.

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Procedures

Teeth Bleaching

Teeth Bleaching

One of the most common cosmetic questions we are asked by our patients is how do I make my teeth whiter. There are a number of answers to this question. While enamel is the strongest substance in our body, it is porous and can stain. Culprits include coffee, tea, cranberry juice, red wine, soda, berries, soy sauce and smoking. Trauma to the teeth, tetracycline, nerve degeneration or simple aging can also change the color of teeth. In recent years a number of over the counter bleaching products have been made available to the public that can lighten the appearance of teeth.


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Veneers, Porcelain, Composite

Veneers, Porcelain, Composite

Porcelain veneers, alternatively termed dental veneers or dental porcelain laminates, are wafer-thin shells of porcelain that are bonded using a resin material to the front surface of teeth. Veneering a tooth means to cover its facial, or front, surface. It is actually very similar to placing acrylic fingernails on top of natural nails. Veneers are used to enhance the shape and color of teeth, as well as to close spaces between teeth and improve alignment. Veneers can also cover up significant stains such as those caused by tetracycline. As we age, wear of the front teeth may affect the aesthetics of our smile and result in us appearing older then we actually are. Porcelain veneers may be used to lengthen worn or short teeth and restore the patients' natural, youthful smiles.


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Crowns

Crowns

A dental crown is a tooth-shaped "cap" that is placed over a tooth -- covering the tooth to restore its shape and size, strength, and/or to improve its appearance. The crowns, when cemented into place, fully encase the entire visible portion of a tooth that lies at and above the gum line.


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Invisalign

Invisalign

Invisalign® is a great invisible way to straighten your teeth without braces. This unique dentistry solution uses a series of clear removable aligners which straighten your teeth without metal wires or brackets. Invisalign® has been proven effective in clinical research and in cosmetic dentistry and orthodontic practices nationwide.


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Bonding and Tooth Colored Fillings

Bonding and Tooth Colored Fillings

Dental fillings are metallic or ceramic based substances used to fill in cavities in your tooth. Cavities are holes in the enamel of your tooth that usually expose underlying dentin. Very large cavities or cracks in your tooth that have eroded past the dentin down to the nerve root may require other interventions, such as a root canal, instead of fillings.


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Replacing Missing Teeth

Replacing Missing Teeth

They each have advantages and disadvantages. We are not advocates of one treatment over another. Since any cosmetic situation that involves a missing tooth presents its own challenges and circumstances, careful and well thought out plans will give the best outcome.


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Non Surgical Gum Treatment

Non Surgical Gum Treatment

Periodontal (gum) diseases, including gingivitis and periodontitis, are serious infections that, left untreated, can lead to tooth loss. The word periodontal literally means "around the tooth." Periodontal disease is a chronic bacterial infection that affects the gums and bone supporting the teeth.


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Snap-on Smile and Snap-it

Snap-on Smile and Snap-it

No shots. No drilling. No adhesives. You can even eat while wearing the Snap-On Smile® appliance. Patients looking for a non-invasive, reversible, affordable approach to restorative and cosmetic dentistry are excellent candidates for Snap-On Smile. It's an easy, quick and affordable solution for patients who want to feel better, look better, and function better. Patients using Snap-On Smile report an immediate boost to confidence and self esteem. Most are impressed with the natural look and feel of Snap-On Smile and are grateful for the brief time investment - about two to three weeks - to achieve such life changing results.


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Custom Dental Appliances for snoring, night grinding

Custom Dental Appliances for snoring, night grinding

Dental appliances are often part of a cosmetic and restorative dental treatment plan to protect your new or recently improved smile. Does your jaw feel stiff or do you have difficulty opening your mouth wide? Are your teeth sensitive to cold drinks? Do your jaw muscles feel tired in the morning? You may be grinding your teeth at night? You aren't alone, research has shown that 44 million Americans suffer from chronic clenching and grinding( a medical condition called bruxism) or you may be clenching your teeth, which can be just as harmful.


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Gingivoplasty - Gum Contouring

Gingivoplasty - Gum Contouring

The gum line of front teeth may not always grow in at the right place on the teeth. Sometimes the erratic eruption of teeth can cause the gum line to end up covering the top third of the teeth resulting in a gummy smile and the appearance of small teeth. This corrective procedure is the simplest and most dramatic cosmetic procedure in the armamentarium of the cosmetic dentist. The teeth and the gums are anesthetized, the excess gum tissue is trimmed exposing the full length of the teeth and reducing the gummy smile. Healing is rapid and there is little or no bleeding.


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Testimonials

Great!

Best possible way to maintain dental health is to visit Dr Loev's office regularly and do as they say between visits!

barbarak, San Francisco

Feels like home

I have had, and continue to have extensive cosmetic work done by Dr. Loev. I trust him and his staff. Dental work is a huge investment. The investment encompasses multiple aspects that are vital to ones well-being. I always feel like I am valued and important no matter what the interaction is with the office.

lauried, Merced

Another great visit

As always, the staff was warm, fast and efficient, and forthcoming with any/all issues they came up on. I couldn't be happier.

adamv, San Francisco

No Need to Regret the Dentist

What a wonderful experience ..I was relunctant to go to the dentists office today but Dr Loev and is staff made the entire experience quite enjoyable. The best denstist ever!

garyk, Sausalito

very well taken care of

Dr.Heinic took great care with my exam and cleaning. Just the same wonderful treatment. Everyone in the office was welcoming and helpful.

anonymous

Continued excellence

Came in 6/6 for my 6 month teeth cleaning and as usual was treated professionally and left with a good check up and my teeth and smile looking great!

nancyo, Sausalito

Appointments

We love to make you smile

We are always welcoming new patients to our office in beautiful downtown San Francisco. Whether you are looking for a cosmetic dentist to help you improve your smile, or are new to the area and are looking for a family dentist, we would love to see you.

Our office is open Monday through Thursday and select Fridays from 8am to 5pm. We have pushed our lunch back to 1pm to care for patients who prefer to come in on their lunch hour. We know that your time is important, and we work to ensure that your visit happens as professionally and quickly as possible. We value your time and your loyalty, as a result we set aside time just for you. If you need to cancel or change your dental appointment we request that you give us at least 48 hours notice.

There are several options available for your first visit:

Cosmetic Dental Consultation

At any time, you can schedule a free thirty minute consultation with Dr. Loev to discuss your smile. He will personally meet with you and discuss how your smile can be improved or changed to help you achieve the perfect smile.

New Patient Exam and Dental Cleaning

If you decide you would like to become a patient, we would be happy to schedule you a New Patient Exam and Cleaning. You will come into the office for a fifty minute exam and consultation with Dr. Loev. He will meet with you, and perform a comprehensive examination your of your mouth including teeth, and gums take any necessary x-rays and discuss any concerns you may have with your smile. You will then receive the complete dental cleaning that best meets your needs and an oral cancer check, from one of our dentist-hygienists.

Emergency Exam and Palliative Treatment

According to a study by the Surgeon General of the United States every year 168 million work hours are lost in the U.S. due to dental conditions. Our goal is to limit this time through regular check-ups and maintenance. However, emergencies do happen. We understand this and do everything in our power to take care of them quickly and conveniently. At your emergency appointment we will diagnose the problem and if you desire and time allows treat it at that time.

We respect your privacy and will never share any information obtained in our office or from this form without your express written consent. Information gathered from this form will only be used for scheduling purposes.

Feedback from our current patients has led us to post our new patient forms online. If you wish, you may download any applicable forms and complete at the most convenient time for you. Then all you have to do is bring them with you to your appointment. All forms will be presented to you at the start of your appointment so don't worry if you do not fill them out or forget them at home.

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PDF files to download:

Patient Information & Health History Form
Esthetic Evaluation

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Contact Us

Edward L. Loev, DMD

Cosmetic, Restorative & Implant Dentistry

450 Sutter Street, Suite 2428

San Francisco, California 94108

 

Phone: (415) 392-2072

E-mail: LoevtoSmile@drloev.com


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