An internet search on “cosmetic teeth” returns dozens of results ranging in price from less than twenty dollars to nearly one hundred. The descriptions can be convincing, describing as these novelty clip-on teeth covers as “instant veneers” or “temporary veneers.” Don’t be fooled by clever marketing. Cosmetic teeth have almost nothing in common with dental veneers designed and placed by Los Angeles dentist, Dr. Don Mungcal.
Comparing cosmetic teeth to veneers
Cosmetic teeth come in one or a few basic sizes. You soften the appliance in warm water and trim it to fit with a box cutter or nail file. Some versions have a thermoplastic layer that conforms to the shape of your teeth, presumably holding the device in place. Beverages stain cosmetic teeth, and you can’t eat with them in. Even kissing is not recommended! Cosmetic teeth can also cause harm to your natural dentition.
On the other hand, with dental veneers, your smile looks great 24/7/365. These shells of strong, translucent porcelain are designed and fabricated to fit individual teeth. They hide stubborn discoloration, improve shape and size of teeth, and visually correct misalignment. Veneers are cemented into place, so you eat, drink, and smooch naturally. They resist stains to look bright and attractive for many years, with normal good oral hygiene.
Read the reviews
Before spending your hard-earned money on cosmetic teeth, take time to do your homework, Los Angeles! Of the 249 consumer reviews on Amazon, about 59 percent gave this product just one star. Comments include:
- What a waste of money for these cheap plastic no bending teeth.
- Something better suited for Halloween.
- Hurts the gum line really bad!
Visit the Testimonials page on this website (www.downtowndentalla.com/testimonials.html) to see what real patients have to say about Dr. Mungcal’s experience, expertise, and results with porcelain veneers and other cosmetic dentistry treatments. Then call 213-863-9464 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Mungcal.
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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!