When teeth are missing, it is important to visit a dentist in the 94127, West Portal, area to discuss possible tooth replacement solutions. Many patients who have lost a tooth, or several teeth, are embarrassed about smiling. They may experience reduced ability to eat and speak properly. The health of the smile is also affected by missing teeth. Drs. Terri Nguyen and Laura Huynh believe patients should visit West Portal Family Dentistry to learn about the advantages of treatment by a quality team of professionals.
Replacing missing teeth is done using dentures, dental bridges, or dental implants.
Dentures come in two varieties – full and partial. Full are dedicated to patients who are missing an entire arch of teeth, while partials are for those missing one or more teeth within an arch. These restorations slide in and out of the smile for easy care and cleanings.
Bridges are ceramic or gold restorations that are made with false teeth called pontics and dental crowns fused together to create a single combined unit. These are more permanent than a denture and are economical for most patients.
Titanium posts called implants are often used to replace one or more teeth. These posts act as natural tooth root replacements. They are placed into the bone of the jaw and restored with crowns, bridges, or dentures.
Tooth replacement restores the smile. Drs. Terri Nguyen and Laura Huynh of West Portal Family Dentistry encourage patients in and around the area of 94127 to learn more about the ways in which the smile can be rejuvenated and function properly. Call today at (415) 604-9292 or visit our facility personally at 26 West Portal Avenue, Suite #4 in San Francisco, California. We proudly and regularly welcome new patients.
A graduate from UC San Francisco with a Doctor of Dental Science degree, Dr. Terri Nguyen has over 20 years of expertise in the field of dental practice. She is known for her caring and passionate nature towards her patients whilst having a wealth of knowledge and technical skill.
Dr. Nguyen continues to update herself with newer and tested treatment methods and technology to ensure that she is capable of delivering the best possible service to her clients. Her areas of specialty include root canal therapy, implant dentistry and cosmetic treatment. She is also a prestigious member of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry.
Dr. Laura Huynh dedicates herself to providing the highest level of dental care to patients of all ages. While she has over 15 years of experience in all areas of general practice, she especially enjoys pediatric dentistry and cosmetic dentistry for adults.
A UC Irvine graduate, Dr. Huynh obtained her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the Arthur Dugoni Dental School at University of Pacific. She stays on top of the latest trends and technologies in dentistry by following continuing education courses annually. She is a member of the American Dental Association, California Dental Association, and San Francisco Dental Society.