Solving smile problems with veneers and bonding in San Francisco

Despite the impression you may get from TV, movies, and internet, few people have naturally flawless smiles. Often, the secret to Hollywood brilliance and symmetry is veneers and dental bonding. Residents of the San Francisco area can get the same star treatments at West Portal Family Dentistry.


Solving smile problems with veneers and bonding

Veneers are thin shells of resin or porcelain. They are cemented to the fronts of “smile teeth” to hide imperfections in size, shape, color, or alignment.

Dr. Nguyen and Dr. Huynh take extra steps to ensure that their veneers accomplish exactly what the patient desires:

  • A clean “canvas” – The dentist makes sure your mouth is free of tooth decay and gum disease before proceeding with veneers.
  • Planning – Photographs and impressions of your mouth are taken. They are used to create a model that gives you a good idea of how your new smile will look.
  • Restorative stage – Teeth are prepped by removing a small amount of surface enamel. New impressions are taken, and a fresh mock up is created, this time with temporary veneers, for a trial fitting. You have the opportunity to request final adjustments.
  • Smile perfection! – You return in about ten working days to have your final veneers cemented into place and polished. The dentist provides home care instructions to help your veneers last many years.

Dr. Nguyen and Dr. Huynh believe that your oral health and the beauty of your smile are too important to rush. They take these correct steps to ensure your satisfaction.

Dental bonding

Bonding is an economical alternative to dental veneers. It is a good choice when one tooth or a few need minor improvement in appearance. This tooth-colored resin material can be used to close gaps, mask discoloration, hide chips and cracks, and alter the size or shape of a tooth.

Take the first step toward a new smile with a call to West Portal Family Dentistry. The number is (415) 604-9292.

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. 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.

Dr. Laura Huynh dedicates herself to providing the highest level of dental care to patients