Dentist in Los Angeles shares how porcelain veneers can contribute to a smile makeover

Have you ever wondered about porcelain veneers? Do you know where to go to learn more and to have your questions answered? The answer is available in the Los Angeles area from Dr. Don Mungcal and the quality practice of Downtown Dental.

Porcelain veneers are intended as a cosmetic solution for many aesthetic dental concerns. They do not resolve any oral health issue, but can certainly increase self-esteem and eliminate image-related smile concerns for a patient. Veneers may be chosen by a patient as a cost-effective solution for issues that would otherwise require complex or costly procedures to repair. They may also provide a temporary fix while deciding which other route to take, or to feel confident with one's smile while spreading out other treatments over time. They are, however, a relatively quick and simple answer to achieve a Hollywood smile makeover, whatever the situation.

With just a few simple steps, Dr. Mungcal and his attentive staff can help a patient achieve a beautiful smile makeover. A consultation appointment will allow a professional assessment of a patient's dental health and cosmetic concerns. This is the time for the patient and dentist together to decide on appropriate treatment, and to establish specific goals. A wax mock-up will be made so that the patient can more clearly visualize the potential result. Dr. Mungcal is proficient in fine-tuning the specifics of veneers to give a patient a perfected, yet natural-looking appearance. A patient will be asked for input into things such as shape, size, and color, so that they will be more than pleased with the outcome.

Only minimal preparation is required to provide a patient with porcelain dental veneers. It is a comfortable and painless process that only impacts the surface of teeth that will be covered with the wafer-thin shells. After removing a very thin layer of enamel, impressions are taken of the patient's mouth. These will be used to create precise veneers for the patient. The patient will be fitted with temporary veneers to give them normal appearance and function. Once the permanent veneers are received, the patient will return to the office to have them bonded into place and to finish off every little detail. A perfect, smile-worthy finish is now ready to be shared with the world.

To discover how porcelain dental veneers can give you the smile of your dreams, contact us to schedule a consultation. Don't lose your confidence because you're embarrassed about your smile. Small chips, cracks, gaps, crowding, discoloration, or dullness will be imperfections of the past with the help of Dr. Don Mungcal and Downtown Dental.

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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 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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