With proper care, the smile will last a lifetime. However, there are situations that can occur with time that impact the health of the smile and may require additional treatments. When patients have lost jawbone, particularly with the loss of teeth, they may want to look at permanent tooth replacement options that fit their lifestyle, such as dental implants. Unfortunately, implants require enough bone for successful placement. This is when San Francisco, CA area dentists will encourage patients to consider the bone grafting procedure. This dental procedure is done to add bone to the jaw to build it up and … Continue reading
Good oral hygiene creates a foundation for a healthy smile. At West Portal Family Dentistry, we strongly encourage patients to take proper care of their smile between routine visits. But what if you are not attending your routine visits? What if it has been a while since your last checkup? Our team understands that many patients have dental anxiety, but it has never been more critical for patients to have their routine appointments done every six months. But why are regular dental checkups and cleanings important? San Francisco, CA area dentists, Drs. Terri Nguyen and Laura Huynh, explain. Routine dental … Continue reading
San Francisco, CA patients are encouraged to ask about the KöR dental whitening system for brighter teeth
San Francisco, CA area patients who are faced with staining and discoloration of their teeth may be unsure of the most effective way to achieve a more brilliant and beautiful smile. The team of West Portal Family Dentistry can help! Drs. Terri Nguyen and Laura Huynh encourage patients to learn about our KöR deep bleaching system, which whitens the teeth effectively with a combination of treatments at home and at the dental practice. Understanding how the KöR deep bleaching system works Adult patients with discoloration of the teeth or deep staining may be unhappy with the results they achieve with … Continue reading
You lost a tooth. Now what? Many San Francisco, California area patients who are faced with tooth loss are unsure of how they should proceed. There are several tooth replacement options available today, including temporary and permanent. A popular option is the dental implant, which can replace one or more teeth, depending on how it is used. But are dental implants a temporary replacement option or a permanent option? Drs. Terri Nguyen and Laura Huynh can explain! What are dental implants? First, understanding a dental implant is the first step in deciding if it is the most appropriate treatment for … Continue reading
Patients who are unable to avoid the complete extraction of their smile due to damage or decay will want to speak to a dentist about their options. Dentures are the obvious choice, but San Francisco, CA, area patients have another solution to consider immediate dentures. What are immediate dentures? Drs. Terri Nguyen and Laura Huynh of West Portal Family Dentistry are committed to providing solutions for patients who need dental repair. With immediate dentures, patients have a choice. Immediate dentures are part of a process in providing patients with a restoration to eliminate them living without teeth. Immediate dentures are … Continue reading
Imperfections can occur to the smile over time. Some patients may also have imperfections that have been present over the years, and they may not have been sure as to the best way to address them. Cosmetic dentistry has come a long way, and many patients in San Francisco, CA, find that dental bonding can cover one tooth or several teeth and provide natural repair. At West Portal Family Dentistry, we work with new and current patients to help them achieve the appearance they desire with composite resin bonding, a popular aesthetic solution. What is composite resin bonding? When it … Continue reading
The earlier children see the dentist, and the more often they visit, the more comfortable they will be with their providers. Children are encouraged to start seeing a dentist for kids in the San Francisco, CA, area at the time of their first tooth eruption. This often occurs within the first year. Then, every six months, children should visit a dentist for kids for necessary services. What children’s services are provided by a kids’ dentist? Dental procedures that are offered for children include: Cleanings – every time your child visits our dental team, they will get a full dental cleaning. … Continue reading
Drs. Terry Nguyen and Laura Huynh work with patients with a wide range of dental concerns. When conditions such as bruxism impact the appearance, function, and health of the smile, it might be a good time to consider the advantages of a bite adjustment. San Francisco, CA area patients who could benefit from a bite adjustment may think their only treatment option is that of orthodontic work. Fortunately, there are less invasive, faster ways to address poor bite alignment. How do I know if I need a bite adjustment? There are many situations in which patients may be experiencing pain … Continue reading
Many problems can occur with an adult tooth. However, if patients are dealing with a severe toothache caused by abscesses, infection, or disease, it may be time to ask the dentist about root canal treatments. Root canal therapy is a specific oral surgery in the San Francisco, CA area, during which a dentist will remove the inner tissues of a natural tooth to address the problem while maintaining the natural tooth in place within the dental arch. Instead of permanently extracting it, the team of West Portal Family Dentistry encourages root canal therapy to save the tooth whenever possible. What … Continue reading
There are many dental restorations that are used in repairing and restoring the smile when problems arise. A common restoration is a dental crown. A crown is a porcelain tooth cap that is created by a dentist and placed over a natural tooth to offer an extra layer of strength and protection. The porcelain crown is made specifically for the patient to blend in with the rest of the smile, and color, shape, and size are all considered during fabrication. San Francisco, CA area patients who need dental crowns can visit our dentists at West Portal Family Dentistry to discuss … Continue reading
A graduate from UC San Francisco with a Doctor of Dental Science degree, Dr. 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.