Los Angeles patients discover the benefits of dental crowns


Restoration of a Natural Tooth, Downtown Dental Los Angeles
Patients in the Los Angeles, California area who are introduced to the idea of placing dental crowns often ask their dentist, "Are dental crowns worth it?"

What is a dental crown?

First, it is important for patients to have a full understanding of the purpose of dental crowns. Dental crowns are restorations that are made of porcelain. They are fabricated to cover a natural tooth and match the smile. The crown is placed over a tooth to offer an extra layer of protection against damage or to restore a tooth that has been cracked, chipped, or weakened. In some cases, crowns are made to be placed over an abutment of a dental implant to act as a false tooth. Crowns are incredibly versatile and are common in general and restorative dentistry.

Who is a candidate for a dental crown?

Most patients are appropriate candidates for the placement of dental crowns. These restorations are made for patients who need strength and restoration of a natural tooth.

How do crowns work with dental implants?

Some dentists may use a dental crown to complete a dental implant. Dental implants are titanium posts that are placed into the bone of the jaw when a tooth is missing. They are then restored in several ways, most commonly with a dental crown for a single tooth. The abutment of the dental implant is covered with the crown, which then becomes the new tooth. Patients are educated on how to care for their restoration and will find that the dental crown over the dental implant is the most advantageous method of tooth replacement available today.

What are dental crowns made of?

Strong and beautiful Teeth, Downtown Dental Los Angeles
Dental crowns are fabricated from porcelain. This is due to the nature of the material. Porcelain is a strong and beautiful option that can be custom-fabricated for patients to look like their existing natural teeth. This ensures seamless integration into the smile. At Downtown Dental, Dr. Don Mungcal and his team are focused on ensuring restorations such as these are made to specific standards, allowing them to blend in with the smile once they have been bonded into place. Our team of professionals want to ensure Los Angeles, California area patients have repairs done to their smile that don't look like repairs, but instead look like the natural teeth. Aesthetics is incredibly important to our staff who wants to ensure patients feel confident and proud of the way their smiles look to others.

What are the advantages of dental crowns?

Crowns have many benefits for patients to consider. They are:
  • Affordable
  • Beautiful
  • Strong and durable
  • Versatile
  • Custom-made
  • Effective

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Are dental crowns worth it?

Natural Teeth, Downtown Dental Los Angeles
Many of the patients who visit Downtown Dental find that dental crowns are the most beneficial solution to the concerns of their smiles. Crowns are a great alternative to other restorations such as porcelain veneers or composite resin bonding in many situations in which repair is required.

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Find out more about the advantages of using dental crowns to restore the smile. At Downtown Dental, Dr. Don Mungcal provides this and several other ways to address trauma, imperfections, and poor dental health. Call (213) 863-9464 to book an appointment. We welcome new patients into our state-of-the-art dental practice in Los Angeles, California.

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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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