Let Your Smile Shine!
WELCOME TO SHINE DENTAL
At Shine Dental, we deliver painless, effective dental care that will have your mouth in optimal condition and your smile bright and beautiful. From your first visit, Dr. Si-Hyeon Lee will spend time asking about your dental care goals and lifestyle. This ensures your treatment will be tailored to your specific needs, meaning a better experience for you.
Ours is a modern dental practice, using state-of-the-art technology and treatments. At the same time, our office is friendly and inviting, and everyone on our team believes in treating you like a member of the family. We are respectful, compassionate, and passionate about providing high-quality, professional dentistry.
Some of the dental services available at Shine Dental are:
Exams, oral cancer screenings, cleanings, and fillings for patients of all ages
Orthodontic treatment, Invisalign
Implants using CBCT and surgical guide
Bridges, crowns, partial and full dentures
Extractions and root canals
Cosmetic dentistry, including veneers and teeth whitening
Periodontal (Gum) treatment
Emergency dental care
In addition to practicing gentle, patient-centered dental care, we also offer nitrous oxide to ensure that you're relaxed and comfortable during your visit.
For more information about the gentle dental we offer, and to schedule an appointment for yourself or a loved one, please call. Located in Winchester, VA, Shine Dental welcomes patients from Stephens City, Front Royal, and Berryville, as well as all nearby communities.
Dr. Lee and our team look forward to welcoming you to our dental family and working with you toward optimal oral health and teeth, for years of beautiful smiles!
Regular exams are an important part of maintaining your oral health. During your regular exam, we will check for any problems that you may not see or feel, look for cavities or any other signs of tooth decay, inspect your teeth and gums for gingivitis and signs of periodontal disease, and perform a thorough teeth cleaning.
Visiting our office every six months giving you the chance to talk to the doctor about any questions you may have about your oral health. Regular exams are offered by appointment only, so please contact our practice today to schedule your next dental exam and teeth cleaning.
If you are missing teeth, it is crucial to replace them. Without all your teeth, chewing and eating can destabilize your bite and cause your face to look older. Implants are a great way to replace your missing teeth, and if properly maintained, can last a lifetime!
With implant treatment, you can smile confidently knowing no one will ever suspect you have a replacement tooth.
In addition to tooth replacement, implants may be used to anchor dentures, especially lower dentures that tend to shift when you talk or chew. For patients with removable partial dentures, implants can replace missing teeth so you have a more natural-looking smile.
Invisalign is a brand of clear aligners used to straighten teeth. It is an alternative to traditional braces and consists of a series of custom-made, clear plastic trays that are worn over the teeth to gradually shift them into proper alignment.
Once your aligners are created, you will wear each set of trays for two weeks, then switch to the next set in the series. The length of treatment varies depending on the complexity of your case, but most people wear the aligners for 12 to 18 months.
Call us for Invisalign Consultation.
Crowns are a restorative procedure used to improve your tooth's shape or to strengthen a tooth. Crowns are most often used for teeth that are broken, worn, or have portions destroyed by tooth decay. A crown is a "cap" cemented onto an existing tooth that usually covers the portion of your tooth above the gum line.
A bridge may be used to replace missing teeth, help maintain the shape of your face, and alleviate stress on your bite. A bridge replaces missing teeth with artificial teeth, looks great, and literally bridges the gap where one or more teeth may have been. The success of any bridge depends on it's foundation: the other teeth, gums, or bone to which it is attached. Therefore, it's very important to keep your existing teeth, gum, and jaw healthy and strong.
You no longer need to hide your smile because of gaps, chip, stains, or misshapen teeth. With veneers, you can easily correct your teeth's imperfections to help you have a more confident, beautiful smile. Veneers are natural in appearance, and they are a perfect option for patients wanting to make minor adjustments to the look and feel of their smile.
Veneers are thin, custom-made shells made from tooth-colored materials (such as porcelain), and they are designed to cover the front side of your teeth. When your veneers are placed, you'll be pleased to see that they look like your natural teeth. While veneers are stain-resistant, your doctor may recommend that you avoid coffee, tea, red wine, and tobacco to maintain the beauty of your new smile.
There are times when it is necessary to remove a tooth. Sometimes a baby tooth has misshapen or long roots that prevent it from falling out as it should, and the tooth must be removed to make way for the permanent tooth to erupt. At other times, a tooth may have so much decay that it puts the surrounding teeth at risk of decay, so your doctor may recommend removal and replacement with a bridge or implant. Infection, orthodontic concern, or problem with a wisdom tooth can also require removal of a tooth. Once a tooth has been removed, neighboring teeth may shift, causing problems with chewing or with your jaw joint function. To avoid these complications, your dentist may recommend that you replace the extracted teeth.
Dentures are natural-looking replacement teeth that are removable. There two types of dentures: full and partial. Full dentures are given to patients when all of the natural teeth have been removed. Partial dentures are attached to a metal frame that is connected to your natural teeth and are used to fill in where permanent teeth have been removed. Just like natural teeth, dentures need to be properly cared for. Use a gentle cleanser to brush your dentures, always keep them moist when they're not in use, and be sure to keep your tongue and gums clean as well.
INewer dental fillings include ceramic and plastic compounds that mimic the appearance of natural teeth. These compounds, often called composite resins, are usually used on the front teeth where a natural appearance is important, but they can also be used on the back teeth depending on the location and extent of the tooth decay.
Bonding is conservative way to repair slightly chipped, discolored, or crooked teeth. During dental bonding, a white filling is placed onto your tooth to improve its appearance. The filling "bonds" with your tooth, and because it comes in a variety of tooth-colored shades, it closely matches the appearance of your natural teeth
Meet Dr. Lee
On Being a Dentist
Dentistry is an amazing fusion of the sciences with the arts, which gives us the knowledge and skills to customize our care for each patient. As a dentist, I can relieve a patient of pain, restore function to their bite, and give them the ability to smile with confidence. All of this is now possible to do painlessly, with little stress or worry for the patient.
I am particularly happy to be practicing dentistry at a time when we are able to ensure a patient with dental anxiety no longer has reason to worry about a visit. I offer nitrous oxide at the office, but beyond that, I listen to my patients. By hearing their concerns, and encouraging a patient to talk openly with me, I learn how best to approach their care. I proceed at a pace they are comfortable with, helping them understand that I am here for them.
It is a great feeling to see the beautiful, happy smiles on my patient's faces, as I finish their treatment. When they tell me how pleased they are with the care they have received, I know I've done well.
Education and Continuing Education
My Doctorate of Dental Medicine was awarded at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. My formal schooling provided me with an excellent foundational knowledge of dentistry, but oral healthcare is a constantly evolving field. As such, it is essential I stay on the leading-edge of developments in treatment practices and technologies so I can provide my patients with the highest quality care possible. I received my undergraduate degree at The Ohio State University and The State University of New York at Buffalo for my Master's.
Throughout the year I participate in continuing education offerings, constantly learning and expanding my skills. Through attendance at meetings and lectures, and participation in seminars, I am able to further my knowledge.
As a member of the American Dental Association and the Virginia Dental Association, I have access to the latest research and findings in dentistry. I pour over the journals and other publications, absorbing the information.
My wife, Kate, and I have two children: David and Claire.
When I am not caring for my patients, you'll most often find me with my family. We enjoy watching movies together and traveling.
"Shine Dental and their staff are awesome! Courteous, quick and very helpful! Definitely recommend!!"
"I've been going to this place for years now. The dentist is good with kids and adults. Good family place to go to for all dental related things."
"I went in on very short notice with a bad wisdom tooth. Dr. Lee was kind and professional and I was in and out in about an hour. He pulled the tooth like he was sipping a cup of coffee."