Dr. Shin has completed training at the Seattle Dental Institution, specializing in cosmetic dentistry and occlusion. She is highly skilled in placing natural tooth-colored fillings, commonly called “porcelain fillings” or “composite fillings”.
Other than having a more natural appearance, porcelain fillings bond to the tooth enamel, enhancing the strength of the surrounding tooth enamel. By creating a bonded interface, the White filling can last longer from less microleakage and breaking down over time.
Old unsightly silver fillings (called amalgams) often break down over time and need to be replaced. This is because the filling and the material are not actually bonded together. Over time, the margins have microleakage, letting bacteria enter the tooth, and leading to the filling breaking down and developing cavities underneath the old filling. Another reason old fillings fail, the metal filling and tooth enamel contract and expand over time, creating stress on the filling material and enamel. It is very common for a tooth with an old amalgam to eventually break, requiring a crown.
Cosmetic BONDING can be done on your front teeth to fix discoloration, staining, crooked teeth, gaps, broken or chipped teeth. The white filling material can be placed to repair and reshape teeth if you are unhappy with their appearance, giving you the gorgeous smile you’ve always wanted.
Talk to Dr. Shin today about a smile makeover, and see which options are right for you!
450 Sutter St., Suite 1630
San Francisco, CA 94108
“Dr. Shin is friendly and great at communicating. The staff are knowledgeable and go out their way to help patients. They are super speedy without compromising accuracy or helpfulness. I always leave Dr. Shin’s office feeling good and smiling wide!” Claire S.