Dental Crowns

Dental Crowns - Los Angeles Family Dentist Dental crowns are one of the most versatile dental procedures available. Both cosmetic and restorative in nature, this durable and long-lasting treatment can fix teeth and make them look better at the same time. At Downtown Dental in Los Angeles, we use natural-looking dental crowns to repair, correct, conceal, and upgrade our patients’ smiles.

Problems Dental Crowns can Fix

Because dental crowns have so many uses, your Los Angeles dentist may recommend this restoration for a variety of oral health concerns.
  • Weak tooth: A cracked, broken, or deteriorating tooth is weak and susceptible to even further problems without the protection of a crown.
  • Infected tooth: When you have undergone root canal therapy, the treated tooth needs to be covered with a crown for additional protection.
  • Damaged tooth: If a tooth is chipped, cracked, or fractured, a crown protects it from bacteria and food particles.
  • Misshapen tooth: When you’re living with an unsightly tooth that interrupts your smile, a porcelain crown can make it match its neighbors.
  • Stained tooth: A pesky tooth that doesn’t respond to whitening can be transformed with a customized, color-matched crown.
  • Decayed tooth: When a cavity is so large that there isn’t enough enamel remaining to support a tooth-colored filling, a crown gets the job done.
  • Missing tooth: When you opt to get a dental bridge to replace a missing tooth, porcelain crowns are used as part of this solution, anchoring the bridge in place. Crowns can also be affixed to dental implants or partial dentures.
  • Fragile tooth: Teeth that are become repeatedly decayed or show other signs of fragility can be repaired with a strong, customized crown.

As a bonus, any tooth that is treated with a crown automatically makes nearby teeth stronger, protecting them from developing their own damage or complications.

The Dental Crown Procedure

Once the tooth in question has been treated for decay, infection, or other problems, the crown procedure will begin. This treatment usually takes two visits to your Los Angeles restorative dentist. The first appointment is a prep and planning visit, getting your tooth ready to receive the crown and customizing the crown in shape, size, and color so it can be built to look just like a natural tooth.

Depending on your preferences, budget, and dentist’s preferred materials, crowns can be made from all porcelain, porcelain-fused-to-metal, ceramic zirconia, or metal. Crowns are created in a dental lab and, typically, a temporary crown is put in place to protect the area and prevent you from feeling self-conscious about this flaw in your smile until the crown is ready. Once the crown is available, it will be permanently bonded to your damaged tooth and tested for fit, comfort, and so it looks just right and blends in with the rest of your smile.

Dental Crowns Before & After Results - Los Angeles Family Dentist

Dental Crowns Before & After Results - Los Angeles Family Dentist

Get a Dental Crown in Los Angeles

Whether you’re getting a crown to fix a problem tooth or cover up an ugly tooth, the result is the same – a strong, natural-looking repair. Dental crowns are a conservative dental restoration and minimally invasive, but they deliver on so many levels, making a tooth stronger, more robust, and returning it to its original form (or the form it should always have been).

When tooth structure is compromised in any way, whether from damage, trauma, or extensive decay, a crown corrects, conceals, and protects. Dental crowns are designed to look, feel, and function just like natural teeth and do not require any special care. Once the crown is in place, you simply brush and floss as normal and see your dentist regularly for teeth cleanings and dental exams.

If damaged or flawed teeth are keeping you from feeling great about your smile, contact Downtown Dental and find out whether a porcelain crown is the right dental restoration for your oral health. Contact us today 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.
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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!
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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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