Your smile is a charming expression of what makes you uniquely YOU. Even a single missing or flawed tooth detracts from the impression it makes on others. Crowns are a versatile way to solve many dental issues. Dr. Don Mungcal explains some of the ways he uses crowns for the benefit of his Los Angeles area patients.
When it’s all about the look
Crowns have long been a staple of cosmetic dentistry. This cap of lustrous porcelain is ideal for:
- A tooth that has unusual shape, or is too small or large to blend with the smile.
- A worn-down tooth.
- A cracked or broken-off tooth.
- A silver-colored filling.
- Old stained dental work.
- Deep discoloration that does not respond to bleaching.
A healthy smile radiates beauty
Dental crowns are also an important restorative dentistry technique. Dr. Mungcal may recommend a crown for an area of decay that is too large to support a tooth-colored filling. Root canal therapy removes blood supply from tooth structure. This can leave the tooth brittle and subject to breakage. A strong porcelain crown protects it.
A dental implant is the preferred method of replacing a missing tooth. The implant replaces the tooth root, becoming fused to jawbone. It is finished with a dental crown to restore chewing function and smile appearance.
Because your smile isn’t like anyone else’s, Dr. Mungcal offers options in dental crowns. He recommends the best type of crown for the position in your mouth, oral and lifestyle habits, and appearance goals.
In many cases, he can prepare the tooth, design the crown, and create it with CEREC technology, in just one visit. In some cases, he works with a professional dental laboratory for fabrication of all porcelain or porcelain fused to metal crown.
Call Downtown Dental in Los Angeles at 213-863-9464 for crowns and all your dental needs.
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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!