Dr. Lee (Dr. David Lee) maintains a private practice in Torrance CA near Del Amo shopping mall with an emphasis on restorative and implant dentistry. Upon his graduation from Boston University in 2006, he moved to California and opened his private dental practice.
Prior to attending Boston University, Dr. Lee received his Master’s degree in Restorative Dentistry from Yonsei University in 2001. While attending the Postgraduate school of dental medicine, he also got 3-year postgraduate specialty training in Prosthodontics. During the training, Dr. Lee was named a Dean’s Scholar for his high levels of academic and clinical achievements.
With a commitment to delivering the highest level of contemporary, comprehensive, and compassionate dental care, Dr. Lee established his own practice with 3-D CT Scan, Dental Laser, CAD/CAM, and other cutting-edge facilities. Dedicated to staying current and proficient with leading-edge dentistry, he has incorporated some of the most advanced dental technology and techniques into his practice and participates regularly in continuing education and advanced training courses throughout the country.
He has integrated all his experience as a Lecturer for UCLA’s Section of Restorative Dentistry, providing education for aspiring dental students. Recently he has given lectures regarding implant dentistry to general dentists through the training courses from the sponsorship of internationally well-known implant systems.
He is now the certified doctor of Nobel Biocare, 3i, Zimmer, Osstem, and DIO implant system. Dr. Lee is a very active member of AO (Academy of Osseointegration), American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID), and Academy of Oral Sedation Dentistry.
His passion and dedication to dentistry have been recognized both locally and nationally. The Consumer’s Research Council of America has listed Dr. Lee as one of America’s Top Dentists in each of the last 2 years.
Dental implants are designed to provide a foundation for replacement teeth that look, feel and function like natural teeth. The person who has lost teeth regains the ability to eat virtually anything and can smile with confidence, knowing that teeth appear natural and that facial contours will be preserved. The implants are tiny titanium posts which are placed into the jaw bone where teeth are missing. The bone bonds with the titanium, creating a strong foundation for artificial teeth. In addition, dental implants can help preserve facial structure, preventing the bone deterioration which occurs when teeth are missing.
Dental implants are changing the way people live! With them, people are rediscovering the comfort and confidence to eat, speak, laugh and enjoy life.
Dental Implant Procedure:
Dental implants are metal anchors, which act as tooth root substitutes. They are surgically placed into the jaw bone. Small posts are then attached to the implant, which protrude through the gums. These posts provide stable anchors for artificial replacement teeth.
For most patients, the placement of dental implants involves two surgical procedures. First, dental implants are placed within your jaw bone. For the first three to six months following surgery, the implants are beneath the surface of the gums, gradually bonding with the jaw bone. You should be able to wear temporary dentures and eat a soft diet during this time. At the same time, your restorative dentist designs the final bridgework or denture, which will ultimately improve both function and aesthetics.
After the dental implant has bonded to the jaw bone, the second phase begins. The surgeon will uncover the implants and attach a small healing collar. Drs. Lee, Yoo or Lee can then start making your new teeth. An impression must be taken. Then posts or attachments can be connected to the implants. The replacement teeth are then made over the posts or attachments. The entire procedure usually takes six to eight months. Most patients do not experience any disruption in their daily life.