Dental Veneers Overview
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
"The best dentist in Orange County. I have been visiting this office for years now. The staff are courteous and professional, they know who you are and are happy to see you. They provide excellent care and attention with the newest equipment and techniques. MOST IMPORTANTLY you will not feel a thing when they are working on your teeth. They are incredibly gentle while they work. I recently had a filling and the procedure was over before I even knew it. When I say that I didn’t feel a thing I mean that I did not feel even the slightest pinch, pressure, or discomfort. I was incredibly impressed and can not speak well enough about this office."- A.S. / Google / Jun 24, 2020
"We are so thankful we met Dr.Abraham!Our first appointment was our family of four.Luckily they had kids center filled with legos( mind you before this whole COVID craziness happened) where they were able to enjoy legos and watch a movie while my husband and I got our cleaning. I couldn’t believe how sweet and loving all the girls were! I can’t remember all the names but Ms.Anna entertained the girls while Chelsea literally heated up an organic cheese pizza for my girls to eat while we finished! Not only was customer service on point but the actual dental work that needed to be done was finished professionally! Luckily my husband just needed cleaning. But I had some work done including a root canal where I was taken to Dr.Bijan for my root canal In which he did a n awesome job! Didn’t feel a thing with the gentle wave tech! So thank Dr.Abraham for sending me to Dr.Bijan and back to get my perfectly shaped crown that was assisted with Mariah. Did I mention you can get the rhinestones here that have been going In style! Ask Mariah for details! Again, don’t waste your time looking around just check it out! Sorry for novel!"- J.R. / Yelp / Jun 22, 2020
"I have a friend of mine who I hadn’t seen in a while and was absolutely amazed at how great his teeth looked. I asked him who his dentist was and I switched immediately to LifeTime Smiles. I am so glad I did. What a great office atmosphere ontop of Dr. Abraham being a great dentist. I believe he takes great care in the wellbeing of my husband and I and our dental needs. I would HIGHLY recommend LifeTime Smiles of OC."- L.B. / Yelp / Jun 10, 2020
"During the COVID-19 pandemic I had a capped tooth that was previously chipped years ago. The cap on the tooth came off leaving me with half a front tooth and no dentist being open to fix it. Luckily through a family member I was able to find Dr. Abraham and see him in less than 24 hours after I chipped my tooth!! Dr. Abraham went above and beyond to see me and fix my tooth, he even apologized for not being able to see me the same day it happened. His office is also extremely helpful and friendly. Anna at the front desk was very welcoming and accommodating. Also, his assistant Mariah was extremely friendly, personable, and helpful. I now will be going Dr. Abraham for all my dental work and will be referring all my family and friends to him."- A.C. / Google / Jun 10, 2020
Best Candidates for Mouth Guards
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 with Dental Veneers
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.
Dental Veneers Recovery
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.
Dental Veneers Insurance Coverage
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.
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