Important Notice.

Dear Patient,

We trust this finds you well. As an essential healthcare provider, West Portal Family Dentistry has kept limited hours throughout the entire shelter in place order, to provide urgent care for our community. We have seen many of you, as well as, some new people from the community who needed emergency care.

We will be adding office hours starting Tuesday, May 12, 2020 and resuming normal schedule by Tuesday, June 2, 2020.

We will be returning to a “new normal” way of providing dental care, in order to ensure the safety of all our patients and staff. We have put in place enhanced protocols per CDC and ADA guidelines to accomplish this goal. We will be screening all staff and patients every day for symptoms of COVID 19. The temperature will be taken and screening questions will be asked and recorded. The reception area was reconfigured to allow for social distancing. The schedule was modified to lessen the number of people in the office at the same time. The enhanced intra-oral suctioning system will be deployed for appropriate procedures to better control aerosols. We have always followed strict OSHA guidelines for disinfecting and sterilizing surfaces, equipments, and instruments; and we will continue to do so. Enhanced PPE protocols will be used to ensure we deliver the safest possible dentistry for our patients and staff.

Please contact us via phone at 415.661.7779 or via email should you have any questions or concerns. We greatly appreciate your patience and cooperation throughout this challenging, new normal way of delivering the best possible dental care to you.

Take care and see you soon !

Dr. Terri Nguyen and West Portal Family Dentistry Team

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San Francisco, CA area dental team describe how dental implants work

Dental implants procedures from dentist in San Francisco

At West Portal Family Dentistry, Drs. Terri M. Nguyen and Laura T. Huynh have a wide selection of restorative services available for patients ready to address missing teeth. There are several options available to San Francisco, CA area men and women for the replacement of teeth, including:

  • Dentures
  • Dental bridges
  • Dental implants

Many patients who want a permanent solution to their tooth loss are urged to consider the advantages of dental implants.

What are dental implants?

Implants are titanium posts used by a dentist to replace one or more teeth. The implant itself is made of titanium metal which is biocompatible with the body. It is placed into the bone of the jaw and restored in a number of ways to match the needs of the patient. For example, a patient replacing a single tooth will have an implant restored with a dental crown which acts as a false tooth. A patient who is replacing several teeth may use the implant as an anchor for a dental bridge or for the stabilization of a full denture. Prior to moving forward with treatment, patients need to determine if they are proper candidates.

How do implant work?

Implants work by acting as a false tooth root replacement. The implant itself is held in place with the bone that grows after placement through a process known as osseointegration. Osseointegration allows the implant to hold its place for a lifetime by building up the bone naturally. Implants are the best permanent option for tooth loss and can be a wonderful investment in the lifetime of a smile!

Schedule an appointment today

If you have been interested in obtaining dental implants and want to determine candidacy, contact the practice of West Portal Family Dentistry today for a consultation appointment with Drs. Terri M. Nguyen and Laura T. Huynh. The practice can be reached by phone at (415) 604-9292 and is available to patients at 26 West Portal Avenue in Suite #4.
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Dr. Nguyen has over 20 years of expertise in the field of dental practice

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.