Porcelain veneers are thin shells of lustrous ceramic, bonded to the front surfaces of “smile teeth.” There are many benefits of this popular cosmetic procedure at Downtown Dental in Los Angeles. Dr. Mungcal is often asked, “What is the biggest advantage of veneers?” Below is some helpful information about why you should choose veneers at Downtown Dental.
The procedure typically requires just two visits. At the first appointment, teeth are prepped. Dr. Mungcal removes a tiny bit of enamel, contouring the surface so that veneers will fit snugly at the gum line. This provides a natural (not blocky) appearance. He takes impressions and sends detailed design specs to a professional dental lab. You return in about two weeks to have veneers cemented into place and polished to a beautiful sheen.
Veneered teeth should be brushed and flossed normally. Just use a soft toothbrush and non-abrasive toothpaste. Simply avoid biting directly into very hard foods so that you don’t damage or displace veneers. If you tend to clench or grind your teeth at night, Dr. Mungcal may recommend wearing a custom-fit night guard to protect your new smile.
The number one benefit of porcelain veneers is smile transformation! Patients love the way veneers bring stunning symmetry to their smiles. Veneers correct the appearance of:
- Enamel imperfections – chips, cracks, and natural pits and bumps.
- Uneven size and shape – teeth that look too short, are worn down, or have an unusual shape.
- Deep discoloration – internal staining that does not respond to professional teeth whitening.
- Minor misalignment – gaps, uneven spacing, twisted, or shifted teeth.
Are you ready to learn more about what porcelain veneers are, to determine what is the greatest advantage of this treatment for your smile? Call Downtown Dental in Los Angeles at 213-863-9464 for a consultation with Dr. Mungcal.
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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!