A full smile with healthy, white teeth is the foundation of good looks. Missing teeth can affect your health, from head to toe, as well as your appearance. A dental implant is an artificial tooth root that, when finished with a crown, replaces a missing tooth (potentially for life). Here are some of wellness advantages that implant dentistry brings to the lives of Los Angeles area patients.
Digestion and nutrition
Nutritional experts recommend:
- Taking small bites of food.
- Chewing slowly and steadily.
- Grinding each mouthful until food has lost texture and basically become liquefied.
This process triggers the release of digestive enzymes in the stomach. They allow your body to absorb nutrients from food, converting them into energy.
Even one missing tooth can compromise your ability to chew food thoroughly, leading to digestive upset and nutritional deficiencies. You may find yourself avoiding foods you enjoy, or healthy “paleo” foods such as nuts, raw fruits and vegetables, and steak.
Your teeth are designed to perform as a team for chewing efficiency. One missing tooth, or several, can cause you to chew on one side of the mouth. Teeth wear unevenly, which further disrupts the delicate balance of the jaw joint, possibly triggering TMJ disorders. Symptoms include mouth, jaw, face, neck, and ear pain, reduced jaw mobility, and migraines and headaches.
Your smile has a tremendous impact on how you feel about yourself, how you are perceived by others, and your self-esteem. Many people with missing teeth stop smiling. The simple act of smiling boosts the immune system, reduces stress and anxiety, and releases “feel-good” endorphins. Dental implants give you back your smile.
Schedule a consultation at Downtown Dental in Los Angeles to learn more about implant dentistry, a permanent replacement solution for missing teeth. New patients are welcome, and the telephone number is 213-863-9464.
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Dr. Don Mungcal
Dr. Tara Mavadat
Dr. Ivan Chan
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.
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. 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.
Dr. Ivan Chan
is enthusiastic about dentistry and his patients' oral health and is dedicated to providing compassionate and effective care. He is a highly skilled dentist who received his undergraduate degree from the University of California, San Diego. He earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) at the University of California, San Francisco School of Dentistry.
Dr. Chan has extensive training in general dentistry. He focuses on creating lasting smiles while attempting to prevent gum disease and cavities. He looks forward to assisting you with all your needs while assuring you that your trust is always in good hands, regardless of your needs!