Dr. Paul Lee and our team highly value patient education and strive to provide you with in-depth information about your oral health to help you care for and preserve your smile. We invite you to review the following information to help you find answers to your dental questions:
What should I expect from my child’s first visit?
We invite children to visit the office of Dr. Paul Lee at age three. The first visit is an easy, get-to-know-you appointment to help your child become accustomed to the dental office. No treatment is involved unless it is necessary for your child’s health.
I’m concerned about TMJ problems and my bite. Can I have a smile that is both comfortable and beautiful?
Dr. Paul Lee does not treat two smiles the same. When providing cosmetic care or full-mouth reconstruction, he utilizes a K-7 neuromuscular scan to find your correct bite. The result is a functional and more aesthetically pleasing smile.
What causes tooth discoloration?
Teeth can become yellowed and stained by smoking, coffee, soda, old fillings or the aging process. Dark spots on the teeth may also be a sign of trauma, decay or loss of enamel.
Can I have my teeth professionally whitened?
Absolutely! Dr. Paul Lee offers professional take-home and in-office whitening, and invites you to choose the method that fits your preferences. Our system is safe and effective, using custom whitening trays to dramatically whiten your smile.
How long do whitening results last?
Staining substances such as caffeine and tobacco products can cause discoloration, requiring periodic re-whitening every few years. Regular dental visits and excellent hygiene habits can prolong the beauty of your teeth.
I’m not happy with my smile. Do you offer smile makeovers?
Yes! Our talented dentist, Dr. Paul Lee, attended the well-known LVI course for cosmetic dentistry — a course completed by only 1% of US dentists. We are pleased to offer many cosmetic options to beautify your smile.
Is cosmetic dentistry covered by my insurance?
Most insurances do not cover cosmetic procedures, but our team will file your insurance claim to help you maximize your benefits for the best possible results.
Should I replace my old silver fillings?
Most silver fillings have a lifespan of five to eight years and will eventually need to be replaced. If you are dissatisfied with the appearance of silver fillings, our dentist can offer you tooth-colored fillings to enhance the health and appearance of your smile.
We hope you have found this information helpful, but we encourage you to reach out to our dental office in Fairfax, Virginia, if you have further concerns. We put your oral health first, and we invite you to do the same by coming to us with your dental questions.