One fast method to improve your smile and conceal crooked, chipped, stained, or decayed teeth is using porcelain or composite veneers at LifeTime Smiles of OC. Porcelain veneers are light covers created with porcelain, which are secured to the front of the teeth to enhance the overall look of your smile. Similarly, composite veneers utilize composite resin (the same material used for tooth-colored fillings) to create an enhanced smile in a single visit to our facility. Offering personalized veneers and minimal prep, dentist Dr. Kareem Abraham will aid in improving the size, color, length, or shape of the teeth. Schedule a consultation in our Santa Ana, CA office to find out more information about veneers and decide if they are appropriate for your goals.
"Dr. Abraham and his staff are great! Not only have they seen me, but our three kids (ages 8,8 & 9, yes twins) and our grandma. We've all seen dentists that are highly recommended, from Corona Del Mar to San Jose as we use to live in Silicon Valley, but I can honestly say that Sr.Abraham and his staff (from dental hygienists, front office staff to the Doc himself) are the best I've seen. They are obviously a for profit business, but they go out of their way to make sure you get more value than what you would ever expect. Dr.Kareem is above all, concerned with the overall health of our entire family. He does things like screen his patients for different issues, as a precaution and doesn't charge extra, just to make sure he has a good overall picture of your health and that you're well informed. I think the biggest thing though is everyone in our family likes going to the dentist because it's always a good experience. The doc is wonderful with our kids and they really like him. They've never complained of anything and that's great! I just recently found out that Dr.Kareem was listed as OC's top 10 doctors in Orange Coast magazine and he didn't pay them a dime, it was a total surprise to him."- S.B. / Yelp / Mar 20, 2019
"Great service! Good professional work! A++"- R.L. / Yelp / Jun 20, 2019
"Lifetime Smiles of OC is the best! If you’re looking for a friendly, professional, knowledgeable, kind, and gentle dentist, look no further! Dr. Abraham is second to none, he keeps up with current procedures, products, education, and anything that makes going to the dentist easy for his patients. As a matter of fact, when you go there, you feel like family, not just a nameless person. Dr. Abraham is the BEST at giving shots, totally painless and he constantly checks to make sure you’re comfortable. I have a problem staying numb, he stops at the slightest raise of my hand and gives me more Novocain. He explains everything in great detail and makes sure I understand what he’s doing and why. He takes the fear out of going to the dentist, I actually look forward to seeing him and we talk about a common interest, food. Ana, Raquel, and Haley run the front office. As soon as you walk in, they greet you and ask how you’re doing. They’re so friendly, efficient and professional, they answer questions about insurance, appointments, services, and send out reminders for upcoming appointments. My husband usually has Saturday appointments, but if an opening for a late afternoon appointment is available they’ll call and see if he’d like to go in. Now that’s great service! Jon is an amazing hygienist, he’s so thorough and knowledgeable. I get my teeth cleaned every three months, he keeps me accountable and consistent with my dental health. About a year ago he noticed I had small cracks on some of my teeth, my bite was off and it was damaging my teeth. He recommended Invisalign, thank you Jon! I love my smile and my teeth are straight. I highly recommend it to anyone who wants straight teeth with getting braces, no one ever noticed I was wearing the Invisalign trays. Naomi and Ana are awesome dental assistants. They’re both very gentle, caring, nice, professional, and friendly. They work so well with Dr. Abraham and take great pride in doing a wonderful job. When they’ve make temporary crowns for me they’re so comfortable, it’s a shame they have to be removed. The office has been remodeled and is beautiful! They have a Keurig, a refrigerator with filled water bottles, and a play area for children. The dental area is super clean and well equipped. If it’s been awhile since you’ve been to the dentist, have no fear, you won’t be judged and you will be welcomed. They all genuinely care about your dental health, how to help you achieve and maintain healthy teeth."- N.A. / Google / Jun 18, 2019
"I love going to this wonderful place , they’re so friendly and kind and full of joy and smiles !!!! Great for families!!!"- D.T. / Google / Jun 12, 2019
"Update: 6/2019 Oscar no longer works at Lifetime Smiles, but Naomi and Ana are amazing. They work well with Dr. Abraham, making sure your comfortable, and not in any pain. They're both friendly and very knowledgeable."- L.C. / Yelp / Jun 04, 2019
Porcelain veneers may be used to rapidly mask stains and chips in your teeth, improve worn down or misaligned teeth, and fix teeth that are poorly spaced or shaped. At LifeTime Smiles of OC, your porcelain veneers will be custom created to fit snugly over your teeth for an appealing and natural look. At your consultation, Dr. Abraham will listen to your objectives and concerns so he can personalize your procedure. Dr. Abraham may also find out whether you're a good candidate for porcelain veneers by checking the total health of your mouth. You shouldn't have symptoms of periodontal disease, or routinely grind your teeth and clench your jaw.
What To Expect
As soon as you have decided on your personalized treatment program with Dr. Abraham, he will take impressions of your teeth. Your impressions will be sent to a dental lab where your veneers will be made from high-quality porcelain. As soon as your porcelain veneers are prepared, Dr. Abraham will take off a little bit of enamel from your teeth. This allows room for the porcelain veneers and enhances the bond for a more natural outcome that lasts longer. When your porcelain veneers are secured, Dr. Abraham can make small adjustments so that your veneers are comfortable.
Composite veneers are created in a single appointment. They also do not require as much prep work as other popular types of veneers. Dr. Abraham will artfully sculpt the composite resin material to your teeth before polishing the teeth for a natural and restored appearance. Once your veneers are bonded, Dr. Abraham can make minor adjustments to ensure your comfort and desired appearance.
Since getting veneers normally does not require anesthesia, you ought to be able to continue your daily tasks following your appointment. You might experience sensitivity to cold and hot meals for a couple of days, but that should fade away. Veneers should be cared for just like your own natural teeth with regular flossing and brushing. While cosmetic veneers are stain resistant compared to the natural teeth, you still need to stay away from staining drinks and food to keep your veneers from becoming discolored. To prevent harming your veneers, you shouldn't chew on hard objects, like your fingernails or ice. Continue to make dental examinations and cleanings at LifeTime Smiles of OC so that we can track the condition of your veneers, teeth, gums, and general oral health. Dr. Abraham will tell you if your cosmetic veneers need to be replaced or repaired.
Veneers are an elective treatment so they are usually not paid for by dental insurance. LifeTime Smiles of OC does take many payment options, such as low-interest medical financing, to help make your veneers more affordable. During your consultation, Dr. Abraham will personalize your treatment to meet your needs and budget. He will discuss a quote for your veneers and explore your payment choices.
Plan Your Procedure
Get the confidence of a gorgeous smile with customized dental veneers at LifeTime Smiles of OC in Santa Ana, CA. With a variety of treatment options to satisfy your needs, Dr. Abraham can help you easily enhance the overall look of your smile with veneers. To get more information, schedule an appointment with Dr. Abraham.