Dentist in Los Angeles, CA describes the benefits of placing dental restorations such as crowns and bridges


Dr. Don Mungcal is a dentist in the Los Angeles, CA
Dr. Don Mungcal is a dentist in the Los Angeles, CA area at Downtown Dental who is dedicated to helping patients achieve the smiles they’ve always wanted. Over the course of a lifespan, patients may deal with a variety of dental concerns that may negatively impact their teeth and gums. Patients who need restorations will want to ask a professional about the benefits of using repairs including dental crowns and bridges to improve health, wellness, and function of the natural smile.

What are dental crowns?

Dental crowns are restorations that are fabricated by a dental laboratory to cover a natural tooth. Also known as “caps,” these are typically used to repair teeth that have been damaged or negatively affected by cavities or certain oral health procedures. For example, a tooth that has had to have a large filling placed may not be nearly as strong as a tooth that has not been affected in terms of structure. By placing a dental crown, the tooth has an extra layer of protection against biting and chewing forces. Another reason why a dental crown may be place dis to protect a tooth that may become weak after procedures such as root canal therapy. This treatment may sometimes be necessary to avoid permanent removal of a natural tooth, but can leave the tooth susceptible to damage. With a dental crown, patients are able to strengthen the tooth and reduce the chances of further cracking or breaking.

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Dnetal crowns are made to bond over the top of a tooth that has been prepared properly to eliminate bulk. When patients are assessed for a dental crown and have decided that this is the proper option for them, their natural tooth is prepared by removing the outside dental enamel. Then, an impression is taken of the tooth and sent out to a dental laboratory for the fabrication of the final restoration. In the meantime, patients may have a temporary crown bonded in place. Within a few weeks, the new restoration is completed and patients return for the removal of the temporary crown and the placement of the permanent one. The new restoration is made to match the color, shape, and size of the existing teeth so that it blends in seamlessly with the smile.

What are dental bridges?

Dental bridges incorporate dental crowns to create their restoration. A bridge helps “bridge the gap” left behind from a missing tooth. When a tooth is extracted or lost, it leaves behind a space that needs to be repaired as soon as possible to avoid unwanted shifting of the existing teeth. By placing a dental bridge, it can restore the area and improve chewing, biting and speak efficiency. Dental bridges include dental crowns on each end fused to false teeth called pontics. This creates a single restoration that the dentist can bond into place using the adjacent teeth for support. Dental bridges are a wonderful option because they are more permanent than a denture (such as a partial denture) but less expensive than other permanent options such as dental implants. Dental bridges are also covered in part or in whole by most dental insurances, which makes them an affordable choice for many of our patients on a tighter budget. Dr. Don Mungcal will assess the smile and make recommendations for patients who are faced with tooth loss and unsure as to which solution is best of their specific situation. Dental bridges are often a great choice for our patients.

What are the benefits of restorations through Dr. Don Mungcal?

Dr. Don Mungcal and his staff are here to help patients in achieving the smile they’ve always wanted

Receiving dental restorations with the team of Downtown Dental includes many benefits. Restorations are:

  • Affordable
  • Natural looking
  • Fast
  • Durable

Learn more about dental crowns and bridges at Downtown Dental!

Dr. Don Mungcal and his staff are here to help patients in achieving the smile they’ve always wanted, even if it means using dental restorations such as bridges and crowns to do so. Our professionals are conveniently located at 255 South Grand Avenue, Suite 204 and can be reached for an appointment by calling (213) 863-9464. Our team can make recommendations for patients who need to achieve better oral health and wellness with a dedicated professional ready and willing to take the journey alongside them!

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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.
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