When performed by a skilled provider, cosmetic dentistry provides a patient with a healthy boost of self-esteem. Although healthy overall, patients may still struggle with the impression their smile conveys to others. Whether patients have unwanted gaps between their teeth, overlap and crowding, or they notice that the color or vibrancy of their smiles is unable to be restored through normal dental care, cosmetic dentistry has answers. In or near the Los Angeles area, we recommend a visit to Dr. Don Mungcal at Downtown Dental to explore the services available to remedy aesthetic issues.
One effective solution for many cosmetic concerns is porcelain veneers. A patient with any aesthetic concerns is encouraged to schedule a consultation appointment. This time will be used to evaluate the patient’s condition and discuss treatment goals. Through the use of dental impressions and wax models, the dentist can give a patient a preview of what they can expect from dental veneers. Changes can be made at this point for the most desirable shape, size, and color. Once the patient and Dr. Mungcal reach a mutual agreement, the process can continue relatively easily, beginning with preparation of the teeth for veneers.
To ensure a more natural appearance, and to prepare a good bonding surface, the doctor will gently remove a very thin layer of enamel from the teeth. While permanent veneers are manufactured, the patient will wear temporary veneers. This ensures normal look and function during the interim. When the final veneers are ready, the patient will return to Downtown Dental. The temporaries will be removed, and the permanent veneers cemented into place. Additional adjustments will be made at this time to complete a polished appearance.
Satisfaction with porcelain dental veneers requires an experienced and proficient dentist. In Los Angeles, a patient of Downtown Dental will experience quality, compassionate dentistry in a pristine environment. Call us to schedule an appointment to find out how we can give you a smile that makes you want to smile more. We appreciate the trust placed in us, and are committed to the health and beauty that we can provide for each dental patient.
Dr. Don Mungcal
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