The number one complaint of denture wearers is stability. Whether the denture replaces just a few missing teeth or a whole arch, stability can be an issue. A denture that slips and wobbles causes sore spots, reduces chewing function, and can cause a great deal of embarrassment. When Los Angeles patients seek Dr. Don Mungcal’s advice, he often suggests dental implants as the best solution.
What is a dental implant?
An implant is a tiny screw fabricated from strong, biocompatible material. In a brief surgical procedure, it is placed into the bone of the jaw. Over time, bone fuses with the implant. This creates a rock-solid foundation for a crown, bridge, or denture.
Implants improve the denture-wearing experience
- Implant-retained denture – As few as four strategically placed dental implants can securely anchor a whole arch of teeth. The denture is fitted with attachment points that snap over implant abutments, and is removable for easy cleaning. An upper implant-supported denture does not cover the palate, for natural taste and temperature sensation. Teeth can be inserted same day with the All on Four (or five or six) technique used by Dr. Mungcal.
- Implant bridge – Just two dental implants can hold a span of up to three artificial teeth, to close a five-tooth gap. This type of fixed bridge is much more stable than a removable partial denture, and looks natural.
- Stand-alone implants – Implants can be used to replace multiple or an entire arch of missing teeth, each one performing just like a natural tooth.
Because a dental implant becomes part of your body, with good oral hygiene and regular checkups, it can last a lifetime. You’ll enjoy favorite foods again, as well as smiling, speaking, and singing with confidence.
For dental implant dentistry that improves quality of life for denture-wearers, call Downtown Dental in Los Angeles. The number is 213-863-9464.
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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 School
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!