Because your smile doesn’t stop at your teeth: Cosmetic dental surgery in Los Angeles


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Straight, white teeth play a primary role in an attractive smile. However, gums also balance smile proportions. Dr. Don Mungcal brings these esthetics together beautifully, with cosmetic dental surgery at Downtown Dental in Los Angeles.

Captivating gums

Ideally, three millimeters or less of gum tissue shows between the tops of “smile teeth” and the bottom of the upper lip. Gums should form symmetrical half-ovals where they meet teeth. Tissue ought to be a healthy coral pink color to showcase white teeth.

Cosmetic dental surgeries

Crown lengthening – Dr. Mungcal uses this procedure to reduce a “gummy smile.” With advanced laser instruments, a small portion of gum tissue is removed to make teeth look longer. Numbing is not usually necessary, there is little or no bleeding and swelling, and gums heal quickly. Visual improvement is immediate.

Pinhole gum rejuvenation – Gum disease, trauma, or orthodontics may cause gums to recede. This exposes a yellowish portion of tooth root that is not protected with white enamel. In addition to marring your smile, this is a prime spot for sensitivity, and for cavities to start. Dr. Mungcal uses a minimally invasive technique to gently manipulate gums back into position.

Pinhole gum rejuvenation is an innovative alternative to:

  • Conventional gum graft surgery, which requires stitches and substantial healing time.
  • Gum contouring, a laser technique used to reshape uneven edges of soft tissues for a more uniform smile.

With the pinhole method, there is no cutting or stitches, and minimal pain, bleeding, and postoperative swelling. The tiny opening, made to reposition gum tissue internally with special instruments, shrinks in a day. The patient sees instant cosmetic improvement. With good oral hygiene, the results can last for many years.

Schedule a consultation with Dr. Mungcal to learn more about gentle cosmetic dental surgery at Downtown Dental in Los Angeles. Call (213) 863-9464.

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The staff here on its own deserves the five stars. Everyone is so friendly and take there time to get to know you as a patient. There very easy to work with on what’s best for you in the long run with insurance and dental care. On top of them making you feel comfortable, you can tell that they actually care about you and your dental health. The parking is also super easy and they validate so you don’t have to pay. I’d highly recommend coming here!
I am so glad I came to Downtown Dental. From the moment I walked into the office I was met with a smile and a warm welcome. During my first visit, a dental plan was made for me and they got to work right away. I have never experienced such attention to detail and such excellent customer service at a dental office. During my root canal procedure and fillings everyone was extremely helpful and constantly making sure I was comfortable. Since then, I am encouraging everyone to check out Downtown Dental, they really are amazing.
Best experience I have ever had in 40 plus years of Dentist visits. Crazy friendly people, every last one of them. Such a pleasant experience. If you need a Dentist this is the place to go. The Doctor is awesome as well.
This place has been my dentist my whole life and I won't consider going anywhere else. Everyone is nice and accommodating and the doctor knows his stuff. I just had pinhole gum rejuvenation surgery and the results are awesome. The staff really looks out for your best interest and the doctor will assure you have a great smile...pain free too..
If your looking for a Dental office that does good quality and precise work . With care and a gentle touch . then Downtown Dental is the place for you ! I got an extraction here and they made me feel comfortable and always checked to see how I was feeling and doing ! Dr. Mungcal is easily one of the best dentist in LA.
Most updated equipment ive ever seen in a dental office, pain less wisdom teeth extraction and comfortable throughout the entire process. Dr.Mungcal, Lali and the entire staff make a great team!! Thank you Downtown Dental!!
Amazing staff, efficient, professional, and all around incredible! We love the technology they have right in their office making our appointments time effective. Dr. Mungcal and his crew are amazing!
The staff is very knowledgeable and professional. My experience here is always great! Couldn't be happier
I have been going to downtown dental for years and I just can't recommend them enough. Priyam and Sussie are extra amazing, as is the entire team there!
Absolutely amazing experience at Downtown Dental! The staff is so kind and really welcome you in. Overall the dental care has been incredible and I highly, highly recommend coming here for any dental need.

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