The Dentist Who Makes A Difference
Dr. Kareem Abraham, of LifeTime Smiles of OC, is skilled in oral rehabilitation that can not only enhance the look of your smile, but also improve the daily function of your teeth. With advanced knowledge and skill, Dr. Abraham provides his patients with a lifetime of oral health care while offering his expertise of the very latest cosmetic dental procedures, as needed. Dr. Abraham strives to provide the best care for his patients through continued education and the latest technological advances.
Benefits of Dental Crowns
Dental crowns in Santa Ana are a viable alternative when other conventional treatments do not improve the appearance of discolored, fractured or worn-down teeth. A crown is a “cap” in the shape of your tooth used to provide protection for teeth that have been weakened by decay or following a root canal. If you grind your teeth while sleeping or unconsciously during routine activities, a crown will protect and restore any worn tooth or teeth. Cosmetically, crowns are fitted to improve the look of stained or misaligned teeth.
Making an appointment with Dr. Abraham is the first step you need to take to find out if dental crowns are right for your situation. At your initial consultation, Dr. Abraham will perform a thorough examination of your teeth and gums. He may have one of his experienced hygienists clean your teeth before making any recommendation as to the course of treatment.
A Real Advantage
Once it is determined that a crown is the best course of treatment to revitalize your oral health, Dr. Abraham utilizes an Itero 3D Scanner to capture the shape and color of the crown, matching it to your other teeth as closely as possible. The goal is to have the crown or crowns blend in as naturally as possible without looking like you had “dental work” done. A temporary crown will be put in place to keep your teeth from shifting until your new, permanent crown is made.
The Life of a Dental Crown
Dental crowns, made of porcelain or ceramic, can last very long with proper care. To ensure their longevity, crowns need to be brushed and flossed on a daily basis just like your natural teeth. You should also have your crowns and teeth cleaned twice a year by a LifeTime Smiles of OC hygienist.