Lee’s Dental Clinic is not your average clinic. ….
Unlike most dental clinics in Japan, my clinic doesn’t use the Japanese government
insurance system. And I only treat 4 patients a day, spending lots of time on each patient. Each patient gets my undivided attention and a much higher standard of care than your average busy clinic.
I believe that dental treatment with government insurance system in Japan is not good for your oral health.
Because of cheap treatments, dentists have to treat many patients a day. This greatly lowers the quality treatment, and also dentists can’t take the time to explain what’s happening. I believe that a detailed, easy-to-understand explanation is the most important part of dental treatment. For example, what’s happening to your teeth, the status and causes of disease, what is needed to solve the problem, the risk of treatment, pros and cons, how to prevent other teeth from decay etc. This information should be given to you before treatment starts.
Secondly, treatment should be done precisely.
Bacteria in your mouth (dental plaque) is the biggest cause of dental problems. Huge numbers of bacteria always exist.
If treatment is not done precisely, your teeth will have gaps, steps and rough surfaces, which bacteria love, being able to attach to the teeth easily and leak inside your tooth.
In order to prevent bacteria attaching, your teeth have to have a smooth surface, no gaps, no spaces. Needless to say, the bacteria already existing in your teeth, and carious teeth infected by bacteria have to be completely removed. And to prevent another bacteria invasion, a tight seal after removing is crucial.
I also take photos of your teeth during treatment, step by step, explaining as we go.
To achieve the above, I need long treatment times, and this is impossible with treatment using the Japanese health insurance system.
Precise treatment requires long treatment time.
One precise treatment is more effective than rushed treatment where you have to go back again.
For your oral health, the key points are: