Tooth loss can be devastating. It affects the appearance of your smile by leaving a gap in your mouth. Functional problems with eating or speaking can occur as can bone loss. Dental implants are an option to replace missing teeth restore the look and function of the smile. Los Angeles dentist Dr. Don Mungcal of Downtown Dental offers the dental implant procedure to qualifying patients.
Dental implants effectively replace missing teeth.
Made of titanium, implants are posts or cylinders that replace missing teeth. Implants are sturdy and provide a level of security and stability not found with other dental restorations. Functionally, they mimic the tooth root and thus feel like natural teeth. Advantages of dental implants include the following:
- Depending on a patient’s need, a single tooth or multiple teeth may be replaced with implants.
- Unlike other restorations that only replace the visible tooth, implants replace the root, or the unseen portion. Without a tooth or root, the jawbone begins to deteriorate. Implants stimulate and maintain the health of the bone.
- Due to their placement, implants are secured in the bone and feel natural.
- When topped with a crown or denture, implants restore the function and appearance of a natural smile. Patients can eat, speak, and smile normally once more.
- With proper dental care, implants can last a lifetime.
The dental implant process
The process from start to finish takes several months. Using state-of-the-art equipment, Dr. Mungcal must first determine that you have enough health bone to support the dental implant. If you are a qualified candidate, the implant is positioned to replace the missing tooth. In about three to six months, the bone and gums heal around the implant. The abutment and restoration are placed resulting in a beautiful smile.
Consider dental implants to restore the health and appearance of your smile. Contact Downtown Dental today to schedule your appointment with Dr. Mungcal. 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!