Los Angeles general dentist gives you many reasons to smile


Los Angeles General Dentist
As the country’s second most populous metropolitan area, Downtown Dental understands you have a lot of choices when it comes to health care partners. There are more than 6,000 general dentists in Los Angeles, Long Beach, and Anaheim. Nationwide more than 65 percent of dentists fall into the general category. As your choice for a Los Angeles dentist, Downtown Dental takes the responsibility of guiding you toward better overall health (through oral health) seriously. Yet, Drs Don Mungcal and Elizabeth Loftus know how to create a friendly and relaxed environment. Professional doesn’t mean stuffy at our office. It means knowledge and expertise that you can count on, within an environment that balances sophisticated technologies with the comforts of home. Our office abides by the highest standards of sterilization.

General in dentistry refers to the comprehensive services that Drs Mungcal and Loftus are qualified to provide. These services include preventive professional cleanings, guidance on at-home care, treatment of periodontal disease and dental decay, and cosmetic treatments such as take-home whitening and porcelain veneers. While you should expect a wide range of treatments from general dentists, offices stand apart in myriad ways. Downtown Dental distinguishes itself from other Los Angeles-area dentists with:
  • Attention to details, focused on the patient experience. For instance, our team prides itself on seeing every patient on time, every time. Care calls after procedures are provided at Downtown Dental. And, yes, parking is validated! The list of the little things that add up to a big, positive visit goes on and on …
  • The latest in gentle and convenient techniques and technologies, for the best outcomes – Drs Mungcal and Loftus build crowns and other restorations with the CEREC system in a single visit – no wait! Diagnostics are safe and easy. Instead of uncomfortable, messy impressions that tend to induce gagging, Downtown Dental uses comfortable, precision intraoral cameras and 3-Dimensional digital imaging that emits a fraction of the radiation produced by conventional X-rays. Lasers and the pinhole® gum rejuvenation technique offer gentle and non-invasive alternatives to many of the traditional sources of dental fear: drills, scalpels, needles, and numbing anesthetic. In addition to minimizing discomfort and bleeding, these technologies also promote natural and fast healing.

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New Patients: (213) 863-9464 | Existing Patients: (213) 620-5777

The office challenges the dental fear that keeps patients away from getting the care they need to stay healthy in many other ways, too. Your dentist can safely help you relax, with a sedative option for every patient – regardless of the degree or severity of dental fear. Downtown Dental is trained and equipped to provide oral conscious sedation with a calming medication suited to your needs. Sedation may also be administered intravenously. Patients also appreciate this helping hand, should they have a bad gag reflex, or if they’re undergoing long procedures or a series of complex treatments. Whatever the case may be, your comfort is Downtown Dental’s priority.

Dentist in Los Angeles
Downtown Dental challenges other barriers to dental care, including:
  • Access – Lead Dentist Dr. Mungcal left no stone unturned in the design of his practice. He and the team understand that there are many commitments competing for your precious time – from work to school to family and social activities. Every effort is made to ensure it’s easy to get to our office and to maintain your ongoing appointments, be it routine professional cleanings and check-ups or restorative work to make your teeth or gums healthy again. We are open every weekday, including early mornings. We are also available by appointment on the weekends and weekday evenings. Emergency needs are addressed promptly. Treatment is also efficient; for instance, in addition to same-day crowns, we offer same-day implants that are placed strategically to avoid costly and time-consuming bone grafting procedures. Cosmetic treatments such as Invisalign straighten teeth in around half of the time of conventional braces, while temporary porcelain veneers allow you to try on your improved teeth while permanent veneers are being made.
  • Cost – If you fear the dental bill more than the dental drill, you’ve come to the right place for quality care that complements your budget. Downtown Dental accepts all PPOs and insurance carriers, and flexible financing plans through CareCredit and Springstone medical financing. These options reduce out-of-pocket costs or spread expenses across several months or years, with low to no interest depending on your credit history.
Drs Mungcal and Loftus are transparent about treatment options and expenses. Their emphasis on prevention, aided by sophisticated diagnostics (like oral DNA testing), minimizes the need for extensive restorative procedures that cost more (time and money).

Downtown Dental is happy to give you this glimpse into general dentistry that is anything but ordinary in terms of quality. Call (213) 863-9464 to experience these differences for yourself.

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"I am a legit Patient at this practice. The Doctor is amazing - educated, skilled and patient. Allison, my Dental Hygienist, is really friendly, knowledgeable and proactive about her patients' oral health. In my experience, the office staff at Downtown Dental is always professional, friendly, and thoughtful about my time. Plus, they offer reasonable financing! If you're honest about your budget (for people like me who don't have dental insurance), they can often work with you to stay within budget. I also learned that they use the best equipment in their field and staff gets training often on new dental techniques. If you are someone who works, resides or likes to visit Downtown - this is an especially excellent place to see the dentist periodically.

Downtown Dental is a fantastic Dental practice in the heart of the city. They are located near LA's Cultural hub of museums, concert halls and the like (The Broad, MOCA + more ). But don't let all that (magic) discourage you from making your appointment, because traffic is usually very smooth on Grand and getting in and out of their secure and validated parking lot (in their building) is a breeze. They also have 2 e-car charging stations if that's how you roll. If you work in DTLA, like many, you can even get a lunchtime cleaning!

Sidebar: The office is located inside a gorgeous apartment building, full of high end furnishings, accentuated with stunning street art. You may have even passed by & seen the Subway flags at street level- the dental office is right upstairs. It's worth a try, especially if you want great oral health, love art, culture and the city!"
"Still the best I've ever been to! The entire staff is more than knowledgeable & helpful!

Don't waste your time going to other places, this dentist & his team are your best bet!

They are courteous, flexible, and above all: PROFESSIONAL."
"What an amazing staff and dental team!!

I had four front crowns and 2 root canals done all in about 3 hours! It was pain free! Dr Mungcal was fast and I didn't feel a thing! People compliment my teeth all the time! ...Little do they know they're fake! Very grateful!!! I am in Invisalign now and love how it stopped me from clenching and grinding my teeth! My teeth and gums are healthy because of all the amazing dental work they have done and continue to do!! Oh ...And they offered nitrous which made the whole experience awesome! Go here if you want dental work done right!!"
"Downtown dental made my cavity experience as painless as possible, and the technology they use is so up to date and accurate.

The staff are also very friendly and know the best habits for having a healthy mouth.
So glad I started going here!"
"Absolutely the best dental office! In all reality I used to hate going to the dentist I would cancel my appointments at my old Drs office all the time !! But the Hygienists and the staff in general are so welcoming and make you wanna keep coming back. They are always ready to deliver and Allison did an amazing job on my teeth cleaning thank you for that"
"This review is long overdue. I've been a patient at downtown dental since 2005 and have had nothing but positive experiences. I've had quite a bit of dental work and when I had a cracked crown recently, they scheduled me the next day and replaced it at no charge. They would have scheduled me that day but sadly, I'm no longer a patient as I've moved to NorCal. I felt like they really went out of the way to accommodate me and I appreciate that! Thanks guys!!"
"Great practice, the doctors and assistants are very professional, helpful and pleasant. They make dental appointments almost enjoyable...not something I thought possible!

Katie the hygienist is not only gentle, professional and very professional but also inspiring. She makes you want to have the best gums in Los Angeles.

Thank you guys!"
"The team at Downtown Dental are the best! They have done both an implant and Invisalign for me. They keep me informed about all the steps and always get me in and out quickly! I love that they can do everything right in their own offices too."
"My story is: I chipped a took eating cereal! Who does that!?! (The cereal was crunchy I'll admit). I went to Downtown Dental and Dr. Mungcal evaluated my situation and realized my bite needed to be adjusted. I grind my teeth at night also so the combination of it all was wearing my teeth down. He recommended invisalign to align my bite. I was hesitant because it's pricey but...trust me...it was SO WORTH IT!!! 8 months later, my bite is fixed and aligned and my teeth are straighter which is a bonus! I am only 34 and I want to keep my teeth healthy and strong for a long time! Dr. Mungcal and the entire staff are amazing and took GREAT care of me. You can rest assured you will be taken care of by them!"
"Came to downtown dental with my husband for his first dental implant. He was very nervous on getting this procedure done.. From his experience he said the staff were super friendly made him feel very welcomed..the dentist made his procedure quick and painless my husband didn't even need his medication for the swelling or pain ... Highly recommend... We Will be coming here from now on for our dental needs."

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