Celebrities including Tom Cruise, Miley Cyrus, Demi Moore, Morgan Freeman, and many others have taken advantage of porcelain veneers to perfect their silver screen smiles. You can get this star-quality treatment at Downtown Dental. You may be wondering, “what are the benefits of porcelain veneers?” Allow me to explain some of the reasons my patients in Los Angeles are so satisfied with this cosmetic dentistry option.
Comparing porcelain veneers to other treatments
A dental veneer is a thin shell of lustrous porcelain. It is precisely shaped to fit over the front surface of a tooth to improve the appearance of shape, color, enamel, or alignment.
- Durable and stain resistant – Composite resin bonding material can also be used to hide chips and cracks, close gaps, and reshape teeth. However, it is not as tough or stain resistant as porcelain. With good home hygiene, veneers last many years.
- Superior whitening – Some deep stains cannot be lifted with professional whitening. Porcelain veneers mask stubborn discoloration beautifully.
- Natural look – I am experienced in creating and placing veneers so that they seat snugly and look completely natural. Resin veneers are more opaque than porcelain, and dental crowns may show a line at the margin.
- Cost effective – Veneers are more economical than crowns or orthodontics. While porcelain veneers carry a higher price tag than teeth whitening or resin bonding, they provide excellent value for their lifespan.
Advantages of a spectacular smile
Perhaps the most important benefit of porcelain veneers is impact on self-esteem and resulting success. I can’t promise that your new look will get you the job or mate of your dreams, but I can assure you that a confident smile will aid in your efforts.
Ask my patients in Los Angeles, “What are porcelain veneers?” and they may reply, “An investment in yourself.” Call 213-863-9464 for a consultation.
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Dr. Don Mungcal
Dr. Tara Mavadat
Dr. Ivan Chan
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.
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. Tara Mavadat
was always passionate about dentistry and is committed to helping patients achieve excellent oral health and beautiful smiles that last long. Having earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of the Pacific Dugoni School of Dentistry, she focuses on comprehensive general dentistry with an emphasis on preventive dentistry. Her primary goals are to provide comfort and quality as well as exceptional esthetic outcomes to every patient.
Dr. Ivan Chan
is enthusiastic about dentistry and his patients' oral health and is dedicated to providing compassionate and effective care. He is a highly skilled dentist who received his undergraduate degree from the University of California, San Diego. He earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) at the University of California, San Francisco School of Dentistry.
Dr. Chan has extensive training in general dentistry. He focuses on creating lasting smiles while attempting to prevent gum disease and cavities. He looks forward to assisting you with all your needs while assuring you that your trust is always in good hands, regardless of your needs!