Custom dentures can be a great choice if you want to replace several missing teeth. Dentures can restore your smile and help you eat and speak with more confidence. Dr. Kareem Abraham can create either partial or full removable dentures for residents in Santa Ana, CA. Full dentures replace your entire lower arch, upper arch, or both compared to partial dentures that use your remaining teeth as support. At LifeTime Smiles of OC, we can help you determine whether partial or full dentures fit your goals and then have your dentures made custom to look beautiful. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Abraham to get more information about removable dentures.
"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
You could be a good candidate for removable dentures if you are missing most or all of your teeth, but your gums and jawbone are still healthy. If you have natural teeth, they can either be removed if you want a full denture or you can keep them as support for a partial. In your initial consultation with Dr. Abraham, he will assess your oral health and explain your choices to fit your budget and needs.
What To Expect
In some cases, Dr. Abraham will perform an extraction on any remaining teeth before impressions are taken, which will help customize your dentures. Prior to receiving your dentures, you will receive a model, plastic pattern, or wax form as a type of try-on dentures to ensure that your permanent restoration will fit comfortably. While your final dentures are being created, you will be given provisional denture prosthetics to wear. As soon as your custom dentures are made, Dr. Abraham will fit them so they are secure and comfortable. Partial dentures will be colored to blend with your remaining teeth for an attractive finish. After you have received your custom dentures, Dr. Abraham will talk about how to clean and care for them.
It may require time before your dentures feel natural; however, it should become easier to speak and eat normally. If the dentures feel loose, come back to LifeTime Smiles of OC to get them refitted. You will need to clean your dentures with a toothbrush twice daily. At night or whenever you take out your dentures, they need to be soaked to prevent them from drying out. You should continue to receive dental cleanings and exams at LifeTime Smiles of OC so Dr. Abraham can examine the fit and wear of your restoration and the overall health of your mouth. He will discuss when your dentures need to be replaced or repaired; however, with ideal treatment, your custom dentures can last for several years.
If you are using insurance, some of the expenses of your custom dentures will usually be paid for. We will talk to your dental insurance to understand your benefits and personal costs. At your initial consultation with Dr. Abraham, he will develop your treatment so your dentures match your budget and needs. For help making your dentures affordable with or without dental insurance, LifeTime Smiles of OC takes several payment methods, including low-interest medical financing.
Plan Your Procedure
Get back your ability to confidently speak and eat when your mouth is replaced with custom dentures. Experienced dentist Dr. Abraham is happy to be able to offer custom removable partial and full dentures for his patients in Santa Ana, CA. Get more information on how custom dentures can restore your oral health by making an appointment at LifeTime Smiles of OC.