CHOOSING A COSMETIC DENTIST

Dr. Villadiego is an accredited cosmetic dentist and member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.”

When your smile looks great, feels great, and works perfectly, you’re naturally inclined to have a more youthful appearance.

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How to Choose a Cosmetic Dentist

Wondering how to choose a cosmetic dentist? Over the past few years, there has been a dramatic influx of “cosmetic dentists” into the field so much so that in the industry, being a “cosmetic dentist” is almost a cliché . . . passé’. Why? Because these days, any general/family dentist who does things as simple as whitening teeth, can claim to be a cosmetic dentist.

Unlike many other medical specialists, dentists are not required to have any advanced education or training to practice cosmetic dentistry. In fact, the requirements for practicing Cosmetic Dentistry vary from state to state. As a result, some cosmetic dentists may not have undergone any advanced training.

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A Guide To Help You Find A Cosmetic Dentist

The confusion to find a cosmetic dentist has grown out of the American Dental Association’s choice not to consider cosmetic dentistry as an approved ADA specialty like oral surgeons, orthodontists, periodontists, and so on. Additionally, there is no professionally required course of study

that dentists must complete before being allowed to advertise themselves as cosmetic dentists! For this reason, selecting a cosmetic dentist can be a difficult and confusing process. To make things easier, we offer some tips we believe will help the selection process.

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Tips On The Selection Process

Selecting a cosmetic dentist can be a difficult and confusing process. However, if you want to achieve the results you desire, choosing the right cosmetic dentist is crucial! So, take your time when considering any cosmetic dental procedure. Then, set your goals and determine the best options available for achieving them.

Check for Credentials

Search for a dentist who has post-graduate education and training in cosmetic or restorative dentistry from a reputable institution. Next, check to see if they have a membership in professional associations, such as the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. The AACD website is an excellent information source for reliable answers to cosmetic dental questions. In addition to this, you can easily locate an accredited member.

Why This Matters

Accredited Members of the AACD have completed extensive advanced training and education in cosmetic dentistry, and have successfully passed the rigorous Accreditation Board Examination. These credentialed members have demonstrated a very high level of clinical excellence and ability in cosmetic dentistry.

Experience & Training

Excellent cosmetic dentistry requires the utmost attention to detail. So, make sure the dentist listens to what you want and has a clear vision of what is possible. This can only be achieved through experience and training. So, if you are considering a smile makeover, you should ask exactly how many smile designs the dentist has completed.

FinallyAsk to See Before & After Photos & Videos

To verify the experience of the cosmetic dentist, ask to view before and after photos of cosmetic dentistry that have actually been performed by that dentist. That’s because many dentists display commercially available photos and albums that show the possibilities for cosmetic dentistry. For this reason, you want to make sure you are seeing actual work by the dentist you are considering. In addition to this, make sure that the photos you look at are also cases similar to yours. You might even ask to speak to one or more of his or her patients, or see their reviews.

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Smile Makeovers By Dr. Villadiego

Smiles brought back to life: patients with life changing transformations. You will see cases of severely worn teeth rebuilt back to their original size and shape. In fact, there are several examples of old, fading and stained teeth brought back to their dazzling white. From bonding and porcelain veneers to all porcelain crowns and dental implants, Dr. Villadiego Cosmetic Dentist creates beautiful, functional smiles that will last for years.

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Get Your Confidence Back & Start Smiling Again in Just 3 Steps

Get Your Confidence Back & Start Smiling Again in Just 3 Steps

1. Schedule Appointment

We get to know you, listen to your questions or concerns, and determine with you the best plan of action for your specific goals.

2. Get Treatment

From teeth whitening to whole smile makeovers, we offer the best cosmetic dentistry options for whatever you wish to address.

3. Enjoy The Results

After your treatments are complete, you will have a smile that is healthier, more functional and beautiful giving you the confidence you deserve.

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Adriana V
February 19, 2021.
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I had a trip and fall, and Dr. Bernie accommodated me less than 12 hours after the accident, on a weekend! He made me feel at ease, and my two broken teeth look better than they did before. Such incredible work by an incredible provider.
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Lidia
Lidia
February 7, 2020.
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I travel from Pasadena to Chatsworth, and I was really hoping to see Dr. Bernie at my cleaning. I was told he would be in the office; however he was not there when I arrived for my scheduled appointment. I was a little disappointed as I come to the office every 6 months. He did not consult with me either 6 months prior and I wanted to bring an issue to his attention. Nonetheless the office staff is great! My cleaning only took 45 minutes!
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Lauren Brenner
Lauren Brenner
August 30, 2019.
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I can honestly say Dr. Villadiego saved my teeth and my bank account! Before he diagnosed and corrected the problem with my bite, I had been to countless dentists trying to find out why my teeth and restorations were always breaking... Why I had headaches and jaw pain my entire life.... Why am my bite always felt off and my mouth just never felt comfortable. With all the dentists I have seen over the years, not one ever suggested the problem might be fixable. Instead, they all told me I was too hard on my teeth, asked me what I was chewing on, and implied it was either genetic or somehow my fault. Over the years, I have spent thousands and thousands of dollars fixing and re-fixing broken dental work, believing there was no other option besides dentures! Well, since Dr. Villadiego corrected my bite and restored my teeth, I have had zero problems and no more cracked or broken teeth. For the first time in my life, my bite feels comfortable, my face feels relaxed, my headaches and jaw aches are gone. The fact that I now have a beautiful smile — and have been told I look at least ten years younger — is icing on the cake! Best of all, Dr. Villadiego was able to diagnose and correct my bite/jaw problem even BEFORE he did any work on my teeth, so there was no guessing how or if it would work. I could go on and on but I will just end with a big thank you to Dr. Villadiego and his amazing office staff.
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Yazz Giraldo
August 22, 2019.
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There is only few people in this world who can be sooo detailed and professional like Dr Bernie. I am always amazed on how much work, empathy and good energy he puts into finding out what out what is best for his clients. 1 year after the procedure, he is still checking if everything is ok with my teeth , jaw, face and all that is related to it. his stuff is by far the best people I have ever met at any office in this country. everyone is always smiling, professional, respectful, kind and never with an attitude towards any client. I AM GRATEFUL I FOUND A DENTIST LIKE HIM and very very HAPPY WITH MY RESULTS. BEST DENTIST IN CA!
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Gabe Kratzer
Gabe Kratzer
July 2, 2019.
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Dr. Bernie helped with my TMJ/teeth grinding problem by realigning my bite. Now my bite is fixed and I have no pain with hot/cold food and drink. On top of that the staff is always very nice and welcoming. Great office!
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I’m very happy with the dental care and advice of Dr. Bernie.
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The front desk staff and dental hygienist are so friendly and welcoming. They also do a great job with the cleaning. I’ve loved this dental office!
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I had lost faith in my previous dentist and did not feel I was getting quality work. Dr. B. and staff gave me every confidence. I knew I was getting the quality of care I deserve. A very satisfying experience.
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