Smile Makeover Overview
During your lifetime, you might have had injuries, dental issues, and more that made your teeth look less than ideal. A smile makeover at LifeTime Smiles of OC is a personalized treatment plan of restorative and cosmetic procedures that can aid in improving the appearance of your teeth — and your general oral health. A smile makeover could consist of tooth whitening (in-office or at-home treatments), cosmetic veneers, straightening, cosmetic bonding, and replacing metal fillings with tooth-colored fillings. Your smile makeover may also include dental restorations such as bridges or crowns to replace a missing tooth or teeth. If you want to know more about improving your smile so that it's healthy and beautiful, make an appointment with experienced dentist Dr. Kareem Abraham at his office in Santa Ana, CA to receive your personalized treatment plan.
"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 Smile Makeover
A smile makeover may be helpful if you would like to enhance the look of your teeth, or if you want multiple restorative or cosmetic procedures. Dr. Abraham will personalize your smile makeover plan to fulfill your goals and concerns, but it might consist of teeth bleaching to fix discoloration and stains on your enamel. Other cosmetic procedures that might be part of your plan are bonding and contouring, or veneers to correct the length and shape of your teeth, and to mask minor openings between teeth. Restorations (bridges and crowns) may be needed to replace a lost tooth or teeth. At LifeTime Smiles of OC, we offer custom restorations to ensure they match your regular teeth for a seamless look.
Prior to performing cosmetic treatments, Dr. Abraham will have to make sure your gums and teeth are healthy. If you have any restrictive oral health issues such as a dental malocclusion or periodontal disease, then this will have to be treated first.
What To Expect with Smile Makeover
Each smile makeover is customized so Dr. Abraham will discuss exactly what you can expect throughout your treatment such as the number of visits you might require. He can work with you to plan your appointment(s) to complete each one of the procedures in your makeover. Local anesthesia will be needed before a few of your treatments; however, other sedation choices may be suggested if you require help relaxing due to dental worries or anxieties. During your smile makeover, Dr. Abraham, along with his group, will be accessible to answer any questions that you may have.
Smile Makeover Follow-Up
As soon as your smile makeover is complete, you should keep up the health and look of your teeth by sticking to a regular home oral care regimen (both flossing and brushing daily). Along with everyday maintenance, you need to make appointments for dental examinations and cleanings at LifeTime Smiles of OC so Dr. Abraham can track your progress. With appropriate maintenance, the outcomes of your smile makeover ought to last for several years. Touch-up procedures every couple of years such as teeth whitening might help to refresh your results. Restorations and veneers might also have to be replaced or repaired, which will all be discussed with Dr. Abraham during your visits.
Smile Makeover Insurance Coverage
At your initial consultation, Dr. Abraham can help create a smile makeover plan that matches both your goals and budget. He can estimate the price of your treatment program and go over the payment options we take such as low-interest medical financing. The cosmetic treatments in a smile makeover are usually not covered by insurance, although, some restorations might be partly insured. A member of our team will contact your insurance provider to ascertain your precise coverage and personal expenses.
Plan Your Procedure
Custom Smile Makeovers
We can help you create a smile you'll be proud of with a customized smile makeover. During your initial consultation with Dr. Kareem Abraham, he will examine the restorative and cosmetic procedures that best fit your aesthetic objectives. Contact our Santa Ana, CA office to plan your smile makeover appointment.
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