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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Porcelain veneers are a great treatment for San Francisco, CA smiles!

Porcelain Veneers Treatment in San Francisco area

A beautiful smile may not come naturally for everyone. Some patients may struggle with problems such as misalignment of the dental arch, gaps between teeth, staining, or breakage. Any of these imperfections can negatively impact the appearance of the smile and make patients feel self-conscious about the way they look. If you have blemishes such as this near the front of your smile, we welcome you to call the team at West Portal Family Dentistry in San Francisco, CA to learn more about porcelain veneers!


How can veneers change the smile?

Porcelain veneers are best explained as custom-made facings fabricated from ceramic. These facings are bonded onto the front of the teeth to change their appearance and disguise issues such as:

  • Fractures
  • Gaps
  • Misalignment
  • Staining
  • Unusual shape or size

These porcelain restorations are made to match the patient’s existing teeth to ensure that they seamlessly blend with the dental arch. These restorations are a great way to quickly cover problems while ensuring many years of improvement.


How do I care for my smile after veneers?

Veneers cover the front portion of the tooth, and not the entire tooth. Because of this, the tooth structure underneath the porcelain veneer is still susceptible to issues such as periodontal disease, infection, and tooth decay. Patients should brush their teeth as they normally do, paying close attention to the teeth covered with restorations. Flossing should be done regularly to remove food particles from between the teeth. If the veneer becomes loose or broken, patients will need to visit the dentists at West Portal Family Dentistry to have a replacement made.


Schedule your appointment today!

At West Portal Family Dentistry, we are committed to helping our patients in the area of San Francisco, CA achieve beautiful, healthy smiles they are confident to share with others. If you reside in the area and are interested in working with a dental professional to achieve a more attractive smile, contact Drs. Terri Nguyen and Laura Huynh today to request a visit. The practice is found at 26 West Portal Avenue in Suite #4 and can be reached by phone at  (415) 604-9292.


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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.