Cosmetic Dentistry

Dr Robert Lee keeps you smiling with Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic Dentistry...
To improve your dental appearance by removing unsightly irregularities, stains, gaps, metal restorations and altering tooth form, shape and color through adhesive restorations, bleaching, veneers and cosmetic contouring. Using the latest techniques and materials, Dr. Lee has attended numerous advanced courses to ensure the highest standard of care.

Bonding
With bonding, the process of repairing teeth has been revolutionized. Now a tooth can be formed simply by applying moldable resin composite to the remaining tooth structure. This helps rebuild the tooth to its original shape. Bonding or chairs ide hand-carved dental veneers is an ideal solution to many dental problems.

  • Closing small spaces
  • Covering small stains
  • Repairing small fractures
  • Treating sensitive teeth
  • Lightening tooth shade

The Bonding process can be carried out in 1 appointment and often without the need for local anesthetic.

Dental Lumineers
Employing a porcelain veneer as thin as a contact lens, cosmetic dentist Dr. Lee is able to optimally enhance your smile painlessly while at the same time leaving all the natural dental structure in- tact.

Zoom Teeth Whitening
The laser whitening system is a photochemical process activated by plasma light and is the latest technology to be available in the North America and now Richmond Hill as part of the cosmetic dentistry.services offered by Dr. Robert Lee. Dental whitening can be carried out in the dentist chair effectively and efficiently. This cosmetic dentistry treatment takes approximately 1 hour, dramatically reducing treatment time and only requires 1-2 visits. It can whiten teeth by up to 10 shades on the Vita shade guide used by dentists to match teeth to dental crown and dental bridge work.

It should be pointed out that some dental stains, though reduced cannot be removed entirely i.e. tetracycline, fluorosis & myosin. Occasional banding is apparent due to dentine/enamel intrinsic staining, density thickness and areas of less calcification. The dental results can vary from case to case.

Nicotine staining may mask the effects of the bleaching and a regular visit dental cleanings is advised. A dental bleaching consultation is highly recommended in order to asses which technique best suits your requirements.

Invisalign
There are many options for straightening your teeth, but none offers the level of comfort, convenience and confidence as Invisalign. This cutting-edge approach to treatment has minimal interference in how you live while having a significant positive impact on how you look and feel about yourself. The benefits of having properly aligned teeth extend far beyond a confident smile to significantly affecting your overall dental health.

  • When teeth are properly aligned with Invisalign, the gums fit more securely around the teeth, allowing for the strongest and healthiest defense against potential periodontal problems.
  • One of the biggest challenges of having braces is removing all the food that gets trapped in the brackets and wires often leading to plaque buildup and tooth decay. With Invisalign, the aligners are removable, so it’s easy to continue brushing and flossing your teeth the way you normally do.
  • Studies by the American Dental Association have shown that oral infections can also lead to other more serious ailments such as cardiovascular diseases, pneumonia, diabetes, as well as others. Invisalign aligners make daily oral hygiene easier, reducing the risk of possible problems. Correctly aligned teeth can also alleviate the issues that can be caused by an improper bite, speech or chewing difficulties, jaw problems, and increased wear on the tooth enamel. Invisalign effectively addresses all of these orthodontic issues as well as overall health issues in addition to giving you a beautiful smile.

Not everyone is a candidate for Invisalign, sometimes the use of traditional orthodontics is the appropriate treatment. Stop by our office for a consultation.

Snap On Smile
Snap-On Smile is an easy and quick solution for patients who want a non-invasive, reversible, and affordable approach to restorative and cosmetic dentistry. It is affordable enough to be used as a temporary measure yet durable to be used as a long-term smile enhancement. The good news for many patients is that it involves no shots, no drills, and no adhesives! Patients who have used Snap-On Smile have often reported an immediate boost to their self-confidence and self-esteem.

Dental Veneers
The principle of dental veneers is similar to that of placing false fingernails. Dental veneers are laboratory-constructed custom-made facings, which are bonded to the tooth surface. Veneers provide excellent dental aesthetics because the laboratory can actually incorporate characteristics such as greater opacity and special stains and colors that allow an almost perfect match to your own dental structure.

One of the most exciting techniques in Richmond Hill cosmetic dentistry today involves bonding a thin veneer made of porcelain to the etched enamel tooth surface. The primary advantages are the beauty, durability and flexibility of the material. Because porcelain doesn’t stain like Composite Resin, it remains attractive for a much longer period of time. In addition, gum tissue tolerates porcelain well, thus reducing the likelihood that gum problems will develop.
With the correct preparation veneers can be used to give a straighter appearance to crowded teeth, close gaps and spaces, cover stained teeth and dental fillings and generally brighten and improve your smile.

At Oral Care Dentistry, Cosmetic Dentist Dr. Lee utilizes a porcelain veneer as thin as a contact lens, enabling you to keep all your natural tooth structure intact, this is an extremely technique sensitive process.