What can Los Angeles, CA porcelain veneers do for your teeth?


Veneers for Your Teeth Los Angeles CA area
It’s another beautiful day in Los Angeles, CA and everyone is clustered together for a group selfie. As usual, you’re the only one who isn’t smiling, the one who looks hostile and sad. It’s not that you’re in a bad mood, aside from the twinge of unhappiness that photos always bring. You just don’t want everyone to see your teeth. If we just described you, don’t worry. You’re not alone; cosmetic dental issues are a common concern. More importantly, they can be corrected, often with a single procedure – porcelain veneers.

What porcelain veneers can correct

Veneers are the ideal solution for a wide variety of cosmetic dental concerns. They are extremely thin, so preparation is completed with minimal alteration to underlying teeth. Despite their conservative nature, veneers can make a dramatic difference in the appearance of your smile because they completely cover the visible part of treated teeth.

Here at Downtown Dental, we often place veneers to correct cosmetic concerns such as:
  • Spacing – Wide gaps between teeth can make your smile appear unhealthy. To close gaps, veneers are designed a tiny bit wider than your natural teeth. The result is a natural looking, full, beautiful smile.
  • Angle – Veneers are not an alternative to orthodontics for functional correction, because they do not actually straighten teeth. However, mildly crooked teeth might not pose a health concern. Often, patients only want cosmetic correction, in which case veneers may be used to give the appearance of straight, perfectly aligned teeth.
  • Size – For the greatest aesthetic impact, teeth should be proportionate to the size of your mouth, and to other facial features. If they are unusually small, they can be corrected with slightly larger veneers. For teeth that are too big, enamel contouring in combination with veneers can improve their appearance.
  • Shape – A beautiful smile is composed of many, individually beautiful teeth. When one or several are misshapen, it can ruin the entire appearance of your smile. Additionally, the shape of teeth impacts your overall appearance. For example, delicately rounded teeth give a softer appearance, while flatter tips on teeth create a bolder look.

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  • Color – Teeth whitening treatment is the go-to solution for most stains and discoloration, but some instances are beyond its capacity. Intrinsic stains are internal, usually inclusions of dark material within the enamel. Additionally, some discoloration is the result of extremely thin enamel, which allows the darker dentin to show through. In some cases, people simply have a darker natural enamel color than they desire. Veneers are an excellent choice in any of these situations. They can be color-matched to your natural teeth for covering stains and blemishes on select teeth. Alternately, if all visible teeth are treated you can choose your ideal smile color.
  • Damage – Generally, veneers are not considered restorative. Because they are so thin, they are not appropriate for treating cavities or badly broken teeth. However, veneers can be used to correct minor chips or fractures in tooth enamel. In this case, they correct the appearance of your smile as well as sealing the damaged area to prevent decay or further breakage.

Are veneers right for you?

Are veneers right for you in Los Angeles CA area
Because the procedure is conservative and gentle on teeth, most people with good oral health are potential candidates for veneers. However, that does not mean that they are the best option for every patient. Depending on the condition of your teeth and your aesthetic preferences, there may be a better choice. In many cases, there are several good options to choose from. For example, a patient with crooked teeth may opt for orthodontic straightening rather than covering them with veneers, or someone with a single minor blemish might prefer one-day treatment with dental bonding.

When you visit us for a consultation, we will begin with a comprehensive evaluation and a discussion to learn about your goals. Then we will discuss all viable options, explain the pros and cons, and answer your questions so that you can make a well-informed decision.

The best way to explore your smile makeover options is to come and see Dr. Mungcal or Dr. Loftus for a consultation. Just tell us what you like and dislike about your smile, what you want to achieve, and prepare to be dazzled by the results. Give us a call at (213) 863-9464 and schedule an appointment to get started.

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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 but...trust me...it 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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