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!
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:
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.
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.
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.
A graduate from UC San Francisco with a Doctor of Dental Science degree, Dr. Terri 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.
Dr. Laura Huynh dedicates herself to providing the highest level of dental care to patients of all ages. While she has over 15 years of experience in all areas of general practice, she especially enjoys pediatric dentistry and cosmetic dentistry for adults.
A UC Irvine graduate, Dr. Huynh obtained her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the Arthur Dugoni Dental School at University of Pacific. She stays on top of the latest trends and technologies in dentistry by following continuing education courses annually. She is a member of the American Dental Association, California Dental Association, and San Francisco Dental Society.