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
"Such a kind and diligent dental team! The entire staff makes you feel welcomed and important. With Dr. Abraham's skills you know your smile is in the right hands"- M.A. / Yelp / Sep 26, 2019
"I have always hated going to the dentist! Since I was a kid I remember getting so much anxiety when it was time to go and that carried away over as an adult. It had been a really long time since I have been. At least 3 years because my last visit was terrible. After talking with my friend who recommended this office I got up the courage to make an appointment and go. The staff here is so friendly and immediately put me at ease. The new patient process was so simple and I was brought back within 15 mins of being there. Dr Abraham even came out and introduced himself which was another thing that made me so comfortable. My hygienist was Quinn and she was amazing. She took her time and explained everything she was going to do. She was gentle and took into consideration my past experiences. After my cleaning Dr. Abraham came in and chatted about what I wanted to change or get right moving forward with dental care. The entire staff is amazing. Ana, Naomi, Raquel, Quinn and Dr Abraham have really made feel so much better about staying consistent with my preventative care. Not only to have a nice smile but to keep up with overall help. Much thanks to the team"- M.B. / Yelp / Sep 19, 2019
"I had a great experience at the dentist today with Dr Abraham. I did’t even feel the shot for today’s tooth extraction! Naomi was caring and helpful. Very good doctor!"- I... / Google / Aug 14, 2019
"Today I got a extraction and the staff: Dr.Abraham and Naomi where very supportive and I did not feel the shot at all they where also caring. They put a essential oil to help calm me and music!!!!!👍👍💝💝"- R.A. / Google / Aug 07, 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.