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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"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 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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