The oral health benefits of dental bridges in Los Angeles are amazing

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Amazing Health Benefits of Dental Bridges in Los Angeles area
While we all know that gaps in a smile can be unsightly, many people are surprised at the amazing health benefits of replacing missing teeth. Dental bridges, available from Downtown Dental in Los Angeles offer a fast and economical solution.

What happens when you lose a tooth

Ideally a healthy adult should be able to keep his or her natural teeth for life. However, medical conditions or oral injury can cause tooth loss. Additionally, some people don’t understand the importance of brushing, flossing, and dental care until it is too late. For these and other reasons, about a quarter of all adults have lost at least one tooth.

The immediate effects of tooth loss include difficulty speaking clearly and chewing, as well as cosmetic effects if it is a front tooth. Without treatment, the problems will compound. Gradually, other teeth will shift, leaning towards the empty space. Misalignment of other teeth coupled with a gap makes brushing and flossing more difficult, creating hard to reach areas. As you probably know, accumulated plaque and tartar lead to tooth decay and gum disease.

Benefits of tooth replacement

A dental bridge or other tooth replacement solution can benefit your health and quality of life in many ways, including:
  • Improve chewing efficiency, allowing you to enjoy your favorite foods again
  • Properly distribute biting force, preventing shifting of teeth, excess wear and tear, and other problems
  • Maintain oral structure, which preserves the shape of your face
  • Restore your ability to speak clearly and smile with confidence
  • Preserve bone health and strength (if the restoration is supported by dental implants)

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Treatment options for replacing missing teeth

Depending on the number and location of missing teeth, as well as your personal preferences, there are several treatment options. When you visit Downtown Dental for a consultation, we will discuss all the viable options for your situation, explaining the pros and cons of each.
  • Dentures – A full plate can replace all the teeth in an arch, or a partial can replace a few teeth. Conventional dentures are removable, making them easy to clean. However, some people find them uncomfortable or difficult to stabilize.
  • Dental bridge – This is a fixed (nonremovable) appliance that can replace one or a few teeth. The most common type of bridge is a false tooth with crowns on each side. The crowns are placed on teeth adjacent to the gap. It is stable and natural looking but may be difficult to clean under.
  • Implants – These small titanium posts are surgically placed in the bone, replicating a natural tooth root. Implants may be used to support specially designed dentures, bridges, or crowns. The process takes longer to complete than standard bridges or dentures, but the result is comparable to natural teeth in stability, comfort, aesthetics, and ease of cleaning.

Is a dental bridge right for you?

Is a dental bridge right for you in Los Angeles area
The best candidate for a traditional bridge is missing one tooth, with strong and intact teeth on both sides of the gap. If there is only a tooth on one side, a different style known as a cantilever bridge might be an option, but it may not be as strong due to less support. Additionally, a bridge can replace more than one tooth, but the longer span between crowns may weaken the restoration. Every patient is different, so an examination is needed in order to determine viable options in your specific situation.

If you are a candidate for a bridge, you will need to decide if you want the conventional crown-supported style, or if you prefer an implant supported restoration. Standard bridges are popular among patients with a tight budget or schedule, because the process only takes a few weeks and has a lower upfront cost. However, dental implants most accurately replicate natural tooth anatomy, providing the highest level of functionality and health benefits. Additionally, implant supported restorations rarely need to be replaced, making them a cost-effective option in the long term.

You have many good options. The only bad option is leaving an unattractive, unhealthy gap in your smile. The best way to explore the possibilities is to call (213) 863-9464 and schedule a consultation at Downtown Dental in Los Angeles. We offer comprehensive care in one location, so that you can enjoy your best smile, at your convenience.







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"I am a legit Patient at this practice. The Doctor is amazing - educated, skilled and patient. Allison, my Dental Hygienist, is really friendly, knowledgeable and proactive about her patients' oral health. In my experience, the office staff at Downtown Dental is always professional, friendly, and thoughtful about my time. Plus, they offer reasonable financing! If you're honest about your budget (for people like me who don't have dental insurance), they can often work with you to stay within budget. I also learned that they use the best equipment in their field and staff gets training often on new dental techniques. If you are someone who works, resides or likes to visit Downtown - this is an especially excellent place to see the dentist periodically.

Downtown Dental is a fantastic Dental practice in the heart of the city. They are located near LA's Cultural hub of museums, concert halls and the like (The Broad, MOCA + more ). But don't let all that (magic) discourage you from making your appointment, because traffic is usually very smooth on Grand and getting in and out of their secure and validated parking lot (in their building) is a breeze. They also have 2 e-car charging stations if that's how you roll. If you work in DTLA, like many, you can even get a lunchtime cleaning!

Sidebar: The office is located inside a gorgeous apartment building, full of high end furnishings, accentuated with stunning street art. You may have even passed by & seen the Subway flags at street level- the dental office is right upstairs. It's worth a try, especially if you want great oral health, love art, culture and the city!"
"Still the best I've ever been to! The entire staff is more than knowledgeable & helpful!

Don't waste your time going to other places, this dentist & his team are your best bet!

They are courteous, flexible, and above all: PROFESSIONAL."
"What an amazing staff and dental team!!

I had four front crowns and 2 root canals done all in about 3 hours! It was pain free! Dr Mungcal was fast and I didn't feel a thing! People compliment my teeth all the time! ...Little do they know they're fake! Very grateful!!! I am in Invisalign now and love how it stopped me from clenching and grinding my teeth! My teeth and gums are healthy because of all the amazing dental work they have done and continue to do!! Oh ...And they offered nitrous which made the whole experience awesome! Go here if you want dental work done right!!"
"Downtown dental made my cavity experience as painless as possible, and the technology they use is so up to date and accurate.

The staff are also very friendly and know the best habits for having a healthy mouth.
So glad I started going here!"
"Absolutely the best dental office! In all reality I used to hate going to the dentist I would cancel my appointments at my old Drs office all the time !! But the Hygienists and the staff in general are so welcoming and make you wanna keep coming back. They are always ready to deliver and Allison did an amazing job on my teeth cleaning thank you for that"
"This review is long overdue. I've been a patient at downtown dental since 2005 and have had nothing but positive experiences. I've had quite a bit of dental work and when I had a cracked crown recently, they scheduled me the next day and replaced it at no charge. They would have scheduled me that day but sadly, I'm no longer a patient as I've moved to NorCal. I felt like they really went out of the way to accommodate me and I appreciate that! Thanks guys!!"
"Great practice, the doctors and assistants are very professional, helpful and pleasant. They make dental appointments almost enjoyable...not something I thought possible!

Katie the hygienist is not only gentle, professional and very professional but also inspiring. She makes you want to have the best gums in Los Angeles.

Thank you guys!"
"The team at Downtown Dental are the best! They have done both an implant and Invisalign for me. They keep me informed about all the steps and always get me in and out quickly! I love that they can do everything right in their own offices too."
"My story is: I chipped a took eating cereal! Who does that!?! (The cereal was crunchy I'll admit). I went to Downtown Dental and Dr. Mungcal evaluated my situation and realized my bite needed to be adjusted. I grind my teeth at night also so the combination of it all was wearing my teeth down. He recommended invisalign to align my bite. I was hesitant because it's pricey but...trust me...it was SO WORTH IT!!! 8 months later, my bite is fixed and aligned and my teeth are straighter which is a bonus! I am only 34 and I want to keep my teeth healthy and strong for a long time! Dr. Mungcal and the entire staff are amazing and took GREAT care of me. You can rest assured you will be taken care of by them!"
"Came to downtown dental with my husband for his first dental implant. He was very nervous on getting this procedure done.. From his experience he said the staff were super friendly made him feel very welcomed..the dentist made his procedure quick and painless my husband didn't even need his medication for the swelling or pain ... Highly recommend... We Will be coming here from now on for our dental needs."

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