Wrightwood Dentistry

Seung K. Shon D. D. S.

Before & After


Dr. Shon has extensively studied complicated veneer applications and his goal is to provide the highest quality dentistry to his patients.  He studied at UCLA School of Dentistry. He is California State Board licenced, a Member of Academy of General Dentistry and holds an ICOI Fellowship.

Dr. Shon has obtained methods to exceptionally customize your porcelain veneers by, size, color, and shape to fit impeccably with your smile. Veneers are bonded to the front of your teeth, effectively concealing imperfections. They can restore beauty to your smile and even self confidence.

Some frequently asked questions about veneers:

What are Veneers?

Veneers are custom made, ultra thin coverings that protect and reshape your teeth. Porcelain Veneers are a great way to correct defects and enhance your appearance. It is a simple procedure that may take as few as two appointments.


Frequently asked questions about TMJ, TMD and neuromuscular dentistry:  

What are some of the symptoms of TMJ/TMD?

Many symptoms include:

  • Headaches
  • Facial Pain
  • Jaw Pain
  • Neck/shoulder Pain
  • Back Pain
  • Clicking or popping in the jaw
  • Limited jaw movement or locked jaw
  • Sensitive or sore teeth
  • Ringing in the ears (Tinnitus)
  • Ear congestion
  • Worn down teeth
  • Clenching/ Grinding (Bruxing)
  • Neck problems
  • Loose teeth
  • Tingling in the fingertips
  • Forward head posture
  • Dizziness/ Vertigo
  • Cracking, chipping or breaking teeth or dental restorations
  • Difficulty Swallowing
  • Receding Gums

Oral Cancer Screening

Treating the overall health of our patients is our number one priority. Along with helpful information concerning the maintenance and treatment of your teeth, we offer oral cancer screening. This includes a radiographic and visual exam with Dr. Shon.  According to the American Cancer Society an estimated 30,990 new cases of Oral and Oropharyngeal cancer will be diagnosed in 2006. 7,320 will die of these cancers. 15% of patients newly diagnosed will have another cancer nearby in areas such as the voice box, digestive system or lung.

Visual Exam

Oral Cancer is an ideal cancer to identify early by routine screening. Dr. Shon and his hygienist are specially trained to check for oral cancer at every maintenance appointment. This includes examining tissues in your mouth and checking your tongue. A gentle message of your face and neck is also given to feel for any bumps. Any areas of concern will be charted and possibly measured. A picture may be taken using the Intra Oral Camera. If Dr. Shon deems necessary, a referral will be given to your regular doctor or a specialist, along with any pictures and charting information.

Radiographic Examination

A Panoramic X-ray is recommended every 3 years, to possibly detect something unseen or not felt. This X-ray is very unique in its ability to show Dr. Shon your entire mouth and any abnormalities. A regular Full Mouth X-ray may not show all of your bone.

"The outlook for chances of survival for people depends to large extent on the cancers stage."

Zoom Same Day Whitening

Same Day Whitening is a highly progressive procedure created by the brand name Zoom. The Zoom in-office whitening system dramatically whitens teeth in as little as an hour. Zoom Whitening is a scientifically proven way to whiten your teeth safely, effectively and very, very fast!

The procedure is safe and simple. It begins with a brief preparation to cover your lips and gums with specifically designed cotton. With only the teeth revealed, a trained clinician applies the proprietary Zoom whitening gel. The gel is designed to accelerate the whitening process when exposed to a distinctively designed light. The Zoom gel and light work together to gently whiten your teeth by breaking up stains and discoloration. Courtesy trays are also customized for you to touch up at home. With proper care, your teeth may sparkle for years.

Contact us for a free brochure to see if Zoom is right for you.

Take Home Trays

If whitening at home is more appealing, custom trays may be designed. First, an impression is taken to make an ideal mold of your mouth. Then, a tray is designed to perfectly fit your mouth.

Remember! The degree of whiteness may vary from patient to patient, dependent on the structure and staining of the teeth. Darker stains, such as those caused by antibiotics may be more difficult to whiten. There are many options to treat severely discolored teeth from whitening to veneers. Contact us to see which method will work best for you.

Why are Veneers unique?

Dr. Shon's family dental office ensures satisfaction and ease by devoting time to developing exclusive care. After extensive education, Dr. Shon is able to customize your veneers using the most advanced technology, technique and materials. A special veneer-trained lab is utilized to help design the veneers with the highest quality. Only a few dentists have been trained to perform this method.  Pictures below are examples of dental restorative work (examples only; work not performed by Dr. Shon).

         Am I a candidate for Veneers?

        We may recommend Veneers to correct the following problems:
  • Gaps
  • Stained or discolored teeth
  • Old discolored fillings
  • Chipped or broken teeth
  • Misaligned or crooked teeth


What is TMJ/TMD?

TMJ (Temporomandibular joint syndrome) and TMD(Temporomandibular disorder) are more than aches and pains in the jaw. The jaw joint should be able to withstand up to 200 lbs. of force. It is critical for the jaw joint to be in its correct position and fully function without symptoms.

The jaw joint (condyle) hinges on the forward part of the socket (fossa). Most symptoms arise from the jaw joint hinging on the back of the socket. This may cause headaches as severe as migraines, as well as neck and eye aches. The ear canal lays behind the socket where critical nerves and blood vessels travel. If the condyle applies to much pressure against the canal, it may pinch on the blood vessels to the brain. Dizziness and ringing in the ear may occur.

A properly positioned Temporomandibular joint has a natural space between the condyle and fossa. In its specific position, patients may be relieved of their symptoms.


Tooth Colored Fillings

At Dr. Shon's family dental office, we only provide composite (white) fillings. They are aesthetically more pleasing, rarely fracture and provide more stability.

What is the difference between amalgam and composite fillings?

Amalgam (black) fillings are considered toxic. They are not cosmetically pleasing and easily corrode and fracture. Amalgam (black) fillings are made of mercury. This mercury is the same found in a thermometer. Once temperature goes up, the mercury expands and rises. The same basic principal occurs in your mouth. Once the temperature in your body rises the mercury expands. This expansion, may cause your teeth to crack, and margins to separate. This allows bacteria to slowly seep through and may cause decay.

Also known as composite, white fillings are designed to match the color of your existing teeth. Not only are composite (white) fillings viewed more attractive, they rarely fracture.

Financial Options

Quality Dentistry is an investment. Sometimes insurance companies ignore this very important aspect of dental health. Therefore, when diagnosing our patients treatment, we do our best to give an accurate estimate from the information supplied by insurance companies. We do not limit treatment based on what an insurance company dictates. Insurance companies do not necessarily pay for Quality Care.

Dr. Shon's office believes everyone deserves the opportunity to have a Healthy and Beautiful Smile. In order for our patients to achieve this quality of treatment we accept the following forms of payment: cash, check and credit card.

Our office has an extended payment plan through Wells Fargo Bank. They offer our patients interest free financing with approved credit.

Call today for an appointment

Wrightwood Dentistry
P. O. Box 3159,
1329 State Highway 2, Suite C
 Wrightwood, CA 92397
Office and message: 760.249.5411
Emergency only:  310.923.3902
Email:  wrightwooddentistry@gmail.com
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