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!

  • Dr. Don Mungcal
  • Dr. Elizabeth Loftus
  • Dr. Ghalambor
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.

Dr. Mungcal 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. Elizabeth Loftus is a qualified dentist from Sacramento who truly loves the art of dentistry and helping people with their oral health and dental needs. She pursued her higher education at USC, where her initial area of focus was biomedical engineering.

However, after an internship undertaken at a dental office, she came to the realization that dentistry was her true calling, and then onwards dedicated her time and energy to serving dental care patients to the best of her ability.

She is an advocate for positive dental experiences for her patients and making sure they always are relaxed and calm whenever they undergo dental procedures.

One of the three pillars of Downtown Dental, Dr. Ghalambor is recognized for his commitment to preventive dentistry and ensuring that his patients have a positive attitude towards oral health and dental care.

Upon graduating from Hope International University and USC, he continues to provide his patients with genuine and quality treatment. His passion for dentistry goes beyond the title of a dentist and is more than just a job to him. Dr. Ghalambor has spent his time on international humanitarian visits to rural areas in countries where he assisted in providing complimentary dental services for poverty-stricken communities.

His commitment and passion are what makes him stand out amongst his colleagues as a dental professional.

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