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!
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.