Dental implants are widely considered the best alternative to natural teeth. Implants are natural-looking, long-lasting restorations that fuse with your jaw, making them reliable, strong, and the closest thing available to natural teeth. They will restore your smile, while protecting surrounding teeth from potential damage or loss. Dr. Terri Nguyen at West Portal Family Dentistry is a board-certified dentist who specializes in the placement of dental implants. She works closely with each patient, informing you about the process and benefits of implants, without pushing unnecessary treatments. If dental implants are right for you, she will help you understand what to … 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
If you’ve recently lost a tooth, or teeth, due to trauma or decay, or if you’re facing an extraction appointment, you’ll soon be making decision about how to address the gap in your smile. You may know that your options include treatments such as dental bridges, dentures, or implants. However, more than ever patients are opting for implants, because they not only improve the appearance of their smile, but also to keep their mouth in its healthiest state. Dr. Terri Nguyen, a trusted San Francisco dentist, shares important information about dental implants. Do I have to replace the tooth … Continue reading
Tooth loss can impact more than just the appearance of the smile. Tooth loss can also affect one’s ability to eat and speak, and it can cause bone loss in the jaw. Because of this, it is best that patients in the San Francisco, CA area work with a dentist who can provide tooth restoration solutions. Our dentist at West Portal Family Dentistry explains to patients the advantages of restorations such as dental implants, and she walks patients through the process of obtaining them from start to finish. Understanding dental implants When patients are advised on the benefits of … Continue reading
Have your missing teeth caused you to miss out on eating some of your favorite foods? Or have you become embarrassed to smile or speak in front of others. Regardless of the reason for seeking tooth replacement, it’s important that you know your options. In the past, patients were often left to choose between dental bridges or removable dentures, but modern dental technology has allowed us to offer a fully integrated solution that looks and feels like natural teeth. Dental implants are considered a permanent solution for missing teeth and can give you the ability to enjoy your favorite foods … Continue reading
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 … 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.