A dental crown is a functional and aesthetic repair of a damaged tooth. There are different processes, depending on the dentist, to custom design a crown for a patient. At Downtown Dental, a patient in or near the Los Angeles area can usually enjoy the convenience of a same-day dental crown. Using CEREC technology, Dr. Don Mungcal is able to restore a tooth with a precisely milled ceramic crown. This is in stark contrast to other providers who still order dental crowns from an outside laboratory with dental impressions. This process requires multiple office visits, and a temporary crown during that manufacturing time period. The Downtown Dental staff respects the patient’s time and is committed to serving their needs promptly, so that they can return to their normal routine as quickly as possible.
A same-day dental crown is economical for many reasons, including:
- Saves patients’ time; only one office visit required.
- Similar price to a crown produced by external lab, perhaps even less.
- Precision milling of the crown through the use of digital imagery for accurate fit.
- Metal-safe restoration ensures no negative side effects from materials.
- A ceramic crown is aesthetically-pleasing, and blends in naturally.
- May allow more natural tooth preservation, due to same-day process and material used.
- A crown preserves natural tooth structure, which contributes to overall oral health.
It becomes apparent rather quickly that a dental crown, and more specifically a same-day crown designed using CEREC technology, isn’t expensive. Instead it is a valuable investment to restore, but also preserve, a patient’s healthy oral structure.
We encourage patients to maintain good oral hygiene, and to schedule regular visits with us for examinations and cleanings. The need for a crown is sometimes immediately apparent to a patient, when they experience sudden trauma, such as a broken or cracked tooth. Other times, we can diagnose developing conditions and repair the situation before it becomes more complex. This may be the case when a tooth has experienced extensive decay and fillings are no longer sufficient for tooth function. Early detection and the ability to restore the tooth before it becomes more severe or painful are invaluable.
Call us with any concerns you are experiencing and make an appointment for prompt resolution. Even without any problems, we encourage you to schedule your next regular checkup, so that we can assist you with maintaining your best and most beautiful oral health.
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Dr. Don Mungcal
Dr. Tara Mavadat
Dr. Ivan Chan
As the cornerstone and founder of Downtown Dental, Dr. Don Mungcal
is a proactive and
exceptionally talented dentist who is determined to contribute to the health and wellbeing of his community by
attending to their dental care needs.
With over 28 years of experience and service, Dr. Mungcal
makes it his responsibility to
be the best version of himself by being his patients’ go-to point for any and all dental concerns. In addition
to being meticulous in his work ethic, he is also an individual who understands development and change. He
updates and informs himself constantly through various continuous educational programs that he undertakes. He
also invests in the latest state-of-the-art technology to provide world-class dental services.
graduated from UCLA
and the University of the Pacific Dental
and is presently a member of several acclaimed medical associations, including the California Dental Society
Dr. Tara Mavadat
was always passionate about
dentistry and is committed to helping patients achieve excellent oral health and beautiful smiles that last
long. Having earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of the Pacific Dugoni School of
Dentistry, she focuses on comprehensive general dentistry with an emphasis on preventive dentistry. Her primary
goals are to provide comfort and quality as well as exceptional esthetic outcomes to every patient.
Dr. Ivan Chan
is enthusiastic about dentistry
and his patients' oral health and is dedicated to providing compassionate and effective care. He is a highly
skilled dentist who received his undergraduate degree from the University of California, San Diego. He earned
his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) at the University of California, San Francisco School of Dentistry.
Dr. Chan has extensive training in general dentistry. He focuses on creating lasting smiles while attempting to
prevent gum disease and cavities. He looks forward to assisting you with all your needs while assuring you that
your trust is always in good hands, regardless of your needs!