Crowns in a Day

Crowns in a Day - Los Angeles Family Dentist One of the most frustrating elements of undergoing restorative dentistry is waiting for your restorations to be made in an off-site dental lab. At Downtown Dental in Los Angeles, we employ the advanced CEREC system, which allows us to create crowns in a day, right on our premises. In many cases, that means you only need one dental visit for your repairs – and your smile – to be completed.

What Is the CEREC System?

The CEREC system is also known as a CAD-CAM system, which stands for computer assisted design and computer assisted milling. In short, CEREC makes use of computer design along with a milling device to create custom restorations in our dental office.

That’s right – you can get top-quality, custom-made restorations while you wait. For busy adults who are concerned about a second or third dental appointment or wearing a temporary crown, this solution is an amazing advantage that saves time, effort, and inconvenience.

Your Los Angeles dentist appreciates this dental innovation too, because CEREC allows us to deliver a greater accuracy in both fit and appearance of your dental crown. Ultimately, your restoration will be less invasive and require fewer dental visits. CEREC allows our dental team to deliver efficiency, accuracy, and crowns in a day.

Repair Damaged Teeth with Crowns in a Day

Dental crowns are a versatile dental procedure that deliver both restorative and cosmetic benefits. Here are some of the most common situations where crowns in a day, made with the CEREC system, can work:
  • Fractured: A crown can be made to cover a cracked, chipped, or broken tooth and protect it from invading bacteria or food particles and stop further deterioration. When a fractured tooth is repaired, it also protects neighboring teeth from developing their own problems.
  • Infected: A tooth that has a deep infection and must undergo root canal therapy to repair it will benefit from a crown that covers and protects the tooth after this treatment is complete.
  • Decayed: A tooth that has a large area of decay that cannot be treated with a tooth-colored filling because the tooth isn’t strong enough can instead benefit from a crown.
  • Unsightly: When a tooth is misshapen or unsightly in any way and interrupts the beauty and flow of your smile, a crown covers it completely so your tooth can blend in with your other teeth.
  • Stained: A tooth that is stained or discolored and cannot be altered by professional teeth whitening can benefit from a customized crown that matches the brightness of the rest of your smile.
  • Weak: A weak tooth that is prone to breaking can be restored in both strength and functionality thanks to a customized crown that makes it easy to eat and chew confidently again.

A customized crown is a good thing. This procedure means your tooth may be compromised but it is worth saving and does not need to be extracted. A crown can prevent the need for more invasive dental restorations and both restore and beautify your smile at the same time by returning a tooth to its original size, shape, and color.

The CEREC system allows your dentist to design your crown to fit your smile precisely. Your natural tooth will be shaped to receive the crown so it fits just right.

Dental Crowns Before & After Results - Los Angeles Family Dentist

Are Crowns in a Day Right for You?

The high-quality tools used in the CEREC system make it possible for your Los Angeles dentist to look at your tooth from every angle before creating a custom restoration based on your unique specifications. Using a wand-like scanner, a digital impression of your tooth is taken and the image is transmitted to the milling unit for creation – that means no yucky impressions, less discomfort, and plenty of saved time. The result is a permanent, long-lasting dental crown that completes your smile.

Find out if you’re a good candidate for a CEREC crown in a day. Contact Downtown Dental in Los Angeles to schedule your consultation.

  • Dr. Don Mungcal
  • Dr. Elizabeth Loftus
  • Dr. Mary Senstad
  • Dr. Tara Mavadat
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.

Dr. Mungcal 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. Elizabeth Loftus is a qualified dentist from Sacramento who truly loves the art of dentistry and helping people with their oral health and dental needs. She pursued her higher education at USC, where her initial area of focus was biomedical engineering.

However, after an internship undertaken at a dental office, she came to the realization that dentistry was her true calling, and then onwards dedicated her time and energy to serving dental care patients to the best of her ability.

She is an advocate for positive dental experiences for her patients and making sure they always are relaxed and calm whenever they undergo dental procedures.

Dr. Mary Senstad had always wanted to be a dentist and achieved her dream with a Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from Midwestern University, AZ. Preventive and comprehensive general dentistry is her focus and she performs all dental procedures in a gentle manner to help patients feel comfortable while achieving their healthy smiles. She is committed to building strong relationships with patients and promoting trust and communication as the foundation for excellent dental care.

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.

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I actually owe a debt to Downtown Dental because they caught my oral cancer. I went to them because I had a bump on my tongue and thankfully they ordered a biopsy immediately (same day). The staff has been wonderful to me (even sending me a get well card during my cancer treatment). They do great work - the crowns are made in the office to save you time - and they are very upfront on pricing. You know exactly what you will pay. They are also very flexible on appointments. And they validate parking! They also have taken COVID precautions very seriously. Very professional and well-organized. Highly recommend them.
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.

Oral Cancer Screening Video

Oral Cancer Screening Video
Every patient at Downtown Dental undergoes a thorough check for oral cancer and other dental health issues. This video shows how it’s done. Transcript
Here at downtown Dental, we take oral health and cancer screenings very serious. This month is November and it's the month of oral health cancer awareness and screenings. Every patient we examined thoroughly, we look and we check their lips, tongue and we check for any abnormalities or bumps. At home you should also check to make sure that everything looks okayLeava is going to demonstrate what in oral health cancer screening is and what we examine. So, we first start off by checking all the lips. We make sure that the lips look healthy and that we palpate them, which is touching them and making sure that there's nothing anormal. Then we go into the mucosa and check the cheeks. We're going to look and check the hard palate as well as the soft palate. This might tickle a little. We checked the posterior of the tongue. Do you, Viola, go ahead and say, aaaaaa. We check the lateral sides of the tongue. Go ahead and sit your tongue showed up great. And we also check the floor of the mouth. Get the tongue to the roof of your mouth. Good all clear. Oral cancer is especially important to check the patients who are smokers, alcohol drinkers and we thank you for watching the video.

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