Are veneers expensive for addressing issues with teeth? Dental professional in Los Angeles explains


Issues with Teeth, Downtown Dental Los Angeles
At Downtown Dental, patients often ask their dental team about the benefits of cosmetic dentistry. Our practice has a variety of options available to individuals in the Los Angeles area who are ready to enhance their smile and disguise imperfections which may be affecting the overall appearance of their teeth. This may include teeth that are:
  • Broken
  • Misaligned
  • Permanently stained
  • Chipped
  • Unusually shaped
When these concerns are present, many patients may be advised to consider the advantages of dental veneers.

Veneers explained

Veneers are facings that are fabricated from porcelain. These restorations are bonded onto the front of teeth after they have been prepared with the removal of a thin portion of enamel. They cover the problem and provide a more beautiful appearance to the natural tooth. These restorations are known for lasting many years before replacement is necessary, and they provide a solution that is effective and attractive.

Are veneers expensive?

Veeners Treatments, Downtown Dental Los Angeles
Fortunately, many of our patients find porcelain veneers to be affordable. Veneers are often not covered by dental insurance as they are considered an elective treatment. However, our practice offers financing options to help patients obtain the treatments they desire without having to break the bank. Speaking to Dr. Don Mungcal and his team is the initial step required in deciding if dental veneers are right for you.

Who is a candidate for veneers?

Any patient with a healthy smile and imperfections they desire to cover near the front of the mouth may be considered for the placement of porcelain veneers. To determine this, patients are urged to schedule a consultation appointment and initial evaluation with our team to assess their needs and discuss this or other alternatives. Some patients may find that a solution such as composite resin bonding may be a viable option as well, depending on their specific needs and desires.

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What is the process of obtaining veneers?

First, patients speak with their dental team to determine if they can benefit from the placement of veneers. This assessment starts with Dr. Don Mungcal. Once patients learn about these restorations and decide they are the best option for their smiles, they can begin the preparations. Preparation requires that a thin portion of natural enamel is filed down before impressions are taken. These impressions are used to fabricate the porcelain veneers, so they fit over the tooth. Porcelain veneers are completed in-house, so they are done within 20 minutes or less. Patients then have the restorations bonded in place during the same appointment.

How to care for porcelain veneers

How Care Porcelain Veneers, Downtown Dental Los Angeles
Veneers are to be cared for just like natural teeth. Patients should brush and floss their teeth as normal, as well as maintain their recall appointments with Dr. Don Mungcal. The placement of a veneer over a tooth does not protect it from periodontal disease and decay, so patients need to maintain regular dental checkups. This may require routine x-rays. Additionally, if patients experience breakage, they need to speak to the team at Downtown Dental about getting their restorations replaced. This is necessary to maintain the results. We encourage patients to see their dentist at least twice a year for a cleaning and examination to monitor the health of their smile and address any issues that may arise.

Discuss the advantages of dental veneers with a dental professional today!

Dr. Don Mungcal and his staff are here to assist patients with a variety of cosmetic procedures that can be used to achieve a more attractive smile. If you are ready to rejuvenate your look in an affordable and effective way, contact Downtown Dental. Our practice, located at 255 South Grand Avenue, Suite #204, is equipped with the latest technology and our team is experienced in the techniques that can be used to address imperfections of the smile. Call (213) 863-9464 today to schedule an appointment with our team and discuss this and many other options available!

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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."
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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.
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"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.

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"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 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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