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 patients in need of dentures can visit our dental team for assistance

Dentures in San Francisco area

When patients in San Francisco, CA think of dentures, the word often brings to mind their grandparent’s false teeth. However, dentures have come a long way over the years, and are now a popular, beautiful, and affordable option for replacing one or more teeth. West Portal Family Dentistry is here to help with a wide range of tooth replacement solutions.


What are dentures?

There are various types of dentures that may be used to replace missing teeth and restore function and beauty to the smile.

  • Partial denture – a partial denture is made to replace one or several teeth in the dental arch. This removable restoration uses a metal framework that snaps into the dental arch, using the surrounding teeth for support. The dentures are made of false teeth and acrylic to fit precisely into the patient’s smile and replace the missing teeth simply and easily.
  • Full denture – a full denture is a denture that replaces the entire arch of teeth. This denture is made of acrylic. It includes false teeth and gums. Patients can hold a full denture in place with natural suction or denture adhesive. These teeth are removed at night and soaked to remain moist for proper fit and function.
  • Implant-retained denture – another option for patients to consider is an implant-retained denture. These dentures are created to snap in place with several dental implants placed along the gumline. The implants are fused with the natural bone for a sturdy and strong foundation. Patients who use an implant-retained denture do not have issues with their denture slipping or falling out, ensuring more confidence.


Request a visit at West Portal Family Dentistry today

Drs. Terry M. Nguyen and Laura T. Huynh of San Francisco, CA are pleased to offer dentures to replace one or more missing teeth. If you are interested in learning more, we encourage you to call our front office team at (415) 604-9292 to schedule an evaluation and discuss your dental needs with our professionals.


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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.