Are you missing teeth and are uncomfortable being around anyone but your closest friends or family? Do you find yourself avoiding activities that may require you to be around strangers? Are some of your teeth worn down because you are using them to compensate for missing teeth in your smile? Does your face look haggard or older because you are missing teeth and your cheeks are sunken in?
Having a beautiful smile is essential in today’s world and it is difficult to feel confident if your smile isn’t what you want it to be. That’s why Los Angeles dentist Dr. Mungcal
at Downtown Dental is happy to offer dental implants to his Los Angeles neighbors.
Dental implants are highly recommended to address missing teeth. The process of obtaining dental implants is simple. First, Los Angeles dentist Dr. Mungcal at Downtown Dental
will give you an examination during a consultation to determine your overall oral health. A CT scan is completed in order to diagnose the level of bone in your mouth three-dimensionally, as a strong and adequate bone structure is required to hold dental implants in place successfully. The CT scan offers assurance that the dental implants will not hit any vital anatomy such as nerves or sinuses. Few other dentists in the area have the state-of-the-art technological equipment that is used by Los Angeles dentist Dr. Mungcal at Downtown Dental.
Once Los Angeles dentist Dr. Mungcal has determined you are a good candidate for dental implants, we will place the titanium implant (a small metal post) into the jawbone. In 3-6 months, osseointegration, or fusing with the jawbone occurs. During this process, the bone will grow around the titanium implant in order to strengthen it and hold it in place. It is a little like growing a “new” tooth root as the dental implants are tooth root replacements. Temporary dental crowns are placed on the implants until osseointegration has completed. When the healing time is completed, your Los Angeles dentist will then fit and place a permanent dental crown on your dental implant.
Dental implants last an extremely long time, which makes them a more permanent solution to replacing missing teeth than a dental bridge or partial denture. They also offer more strength and stability than other solutions, which makes them highly recommended by Dr. Mungcal, who has over 15 years of experience in placing implants.
If you are missing teeth that you would like to address in order to help improve the look of your smile, call Dr. Mungcal at Downtown Dental in Los Angeles today to find out what dental implants can do to change your smile!
At Downtown Dental, Dr. Don Mungcal
brings to his patients exceptional technique and extensive experience! Whether it is cosmetic dentistry
, dental implants
, teeth whitening
or even sleep apnea
, Dr. Mungcal can help you. With over three decades of experience, Dr. Mungcal believes in not only understanding your dental goals and needs, but also gaining a detailed understanding of your health history and that of your family, too. He also invests lots of time and effort to stay abreast of cutting-edge and modern dental techniques and technologies
by serving as a member of the California Dental Society. Every year, he spends several hundred hours in continuing education courses so that he can offer customized care through modern and front-line dental treatments. Dr. Mungcal is committed to preserving your natural teeth and smile for as long as possible and ensuring that not only do they look good but that they also feel good and work well.