FUNCTIONAL DENTISTRY

Functional Dentistry is beautiful. When aesthetics and function align, your entire body feels better and can support long-term health.

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

  • Alleviate pain, eliminate unnecessary wear & tear

  • Protect yourself against future damage

  • Become your most confident self

Functional Dentistry

Pain, discomfort, and lack of confidence can affect your whole life. But in spite of your best efforts, you’re still dealing with the same pain, discomfort, or lack of confidence that you’ve been hoping to alleviate with previous dental work. You know something’s just not right, but you can’t find answers until now. Functional dentistry addresses the root causes rather than simply treating symptoms.

Traditional Dentistry (expensive & ongoing) VS Functional Dentistry (cost effective & lasting)

For a long-term fix, you need to look at the whole picture…

If You Suffer From:

  • Broken, chipped, or worn-down teeth
  • Tooth sensitivity or pain
  • Damage to crowns, fillings, or veneers
  • Migraines, recurring headaches, neck & back pain
  • Chronic fatigue, lack of energy
  • Jaw pain, tension, clicking or popping
  • Snoring, sleep apnea
  • Respiratory, sinus, or ear problems
  • Unwanted changes in the appearance of your lips, teeth, face

It’s very common for these symptoms to get diagnosed as a different condition when it is actually caused by an unstable biteThe bite is like the foundation that a building sits upon. Without a stable oral foundation, you can experience chipped or damaged teeth, receding gums, and even headaches and neck and shoulder pain.

If you only apply a cosmetic fix to these problems without looking at the entire chewing system, they will continue to occur! Left untreated, it can ruin your teeth, disrupt your sleep, impact your health and make you look older.

Functional Dentistry The Whole Picture

Our goal is to restore harmony to the joints, teeth, and muscles, which can help alleviate pain, eliminate unnecessary wear and tear, and other issues that can arise from an unstable bite. We check everything from how your teeth come together (occlusion) to the presence of wear and signs of teeth grinding to symptoms of headaches as well as TMJ.

We use a functional dentistry approach which focuses on the chewing system as a “whole” and how that relates to the overall health of your body. Part of this approach uses a unique restorative technique called Biorejuvenation, which incorporates esthetic and functional long-term practices in order to give you a stable, natural, and pain-free smile.

Our Process: Diagnose – Treat – Restore (Your Smile)

  • Diagnose: the source of the problem.
  • Treat: treatment for the problem.
  • Restore: a plan to restore your smile.

Functional Dentistry

FUNCTIONAL DENTISTRY

The Beauty of Function

The Beauty of Function

This patient had an unstable bite which resulted in cracked, chipped, broken and worn down teeth. She came to us because she wanted to feel confident about her smile. We used Biorejuvenation dentistry to create a natural looking smile for her, one that brought harmony back to her face and lips without looking fake or unnatural. Because of this, she is smiling again as you can see and hear her excitement in the video. 

Get Your Smile Back & Start Feeling Better in Just 3 Steps

Get Your Smile Back & Start Feeling Better in Just 3 Steps

1. Request Appointment

Schedule a consultation to receive an accurate diagnosis and a personalized treatment plan based on your goals which we can begin at your next visit.

2. Set Your Smile Goals

What about your smile causes you to feel a lack of confidence? Determine what you want to change that could help you improve your confidence.

3. Get Your Smile Back

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

1. Request Appointment

Schedule a consultation to receive an accurate diagnosis and a personalized treatment plan based on your goals which we can begin at your next visit.

2. Set Your Smile Goals

What about your smile causes you to feel a lack of confidence? Determine what you want to change that could help you improve your confidence.

3. Get Your Smile Back

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

Life is too short to continue feeling embarrassed and insecure about your smile.​

We understand how it feels to be afraid to smile. No one should have to experience the frustration/fear that comes along with that. Like you, we are frustrated by the generalization that all people need the same treatment. Because we care so much about your smile, our goal is to diagnose the reason why you’re experiencing symptoms, treat those symptoms properly and restore your smile to it’s glory forever.

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A L
June 1, 2024.
When it came to my dental cosmetic procedure it was a long journey for me before I found the best dentist. Dr. Bernie Villadiego is that perfect dentist I was looking for. I came all the way from the East Coast for my procedure. Dr. Bernie was easy to reach by phone, text, and e-mail. He has friendly personality without high ego and listens to his patient without pushing for unnecessary services. He had organized all his staff for my visit and in 4 days I received an exceptional result I was looking for months in other states and even countries. Special thank you, to his ceramist Hanjing, who has an artistic talent in creating beautiful veneers. I was able to see her in person at Dr. Bernie's office and she came to my final appointment personally and made sure that I got what I wanted - a perfect natural looking smile! It is very rare when a patient can speak with the ceramist directly right at the dentist's office. Everyone in the office was professional and responsive to my needs. Thank you again, Dr. Bernie for your professionalism and kindness.
Gia Marson
Gia Marson
May 30, 2024.
Finally found the best. This dental office is a perfect combination of expert dentistry, transparent billing, and warmth.They work with insurance and care about creating beautiful smiles too.
Presley
Presley
May 28, 2024.
Dr.Villadiego is professional, charismatic, kind, highly knowledgeable in his field and loves what he does. I have been a patient since 1995 and I have referred family members to him because his work is impeccable! He always listens to his patients and never jumps the gun to rush into any solutions. I absolutely love Dr.Villadiego!
Synthia J.
Synthia J.
May 26, 2024.
I went to see Dr. Bernie, because I was grinding my teeth at night, which resulted in cracking teeth and root canals. Additionally, I was waking up every morning with headaches and severe pain, radiating to the back of my head, neck, and shoulders. I was fitted for an orthotic to align my jaw into its proper position and help with the headaches. Dr. Bernie recommended trigger point injections to relieve muscle tension, headaches, and pain that radiated to my arm. I had two injections and noticed over the course of a few weeks that my pain had subsided, and eventually, I experienced complete relief of my pain. The radiating pain in my neck and shoulder has disappeared, and I can now turn my head to the left, which I could not do before. I currently wear the orthotic at night to keep my jaw in proper position. I am no longer waking up with headaches, and the pain has not returned. I now sleep better and wake up well rested!!
Mary-carmen Jacobson
Mary-carmen Jacobson
May 15, 2024.
Lovely staff, kind and corteous and Dr Bernie is wonderful, through and kind. My new favorite office.
Troy Rosen
Troy Rosen
May 9, 2024.
10/10 just a great experience. The staff was professional and friendly. I am having jaw issues and they explained everything to me and made me feel so much better. If you need a dentist or a great TMJ expert call these guys!
Sakina Jamali
Sakina Jamali
April 26, 2024.
Dr Villadiego is an excellent dentist with attention to detail! He pays extra attention to TMJ and has a lot of experience in managing it with bite adjustments and new therapies. He is passionate about his work.
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Fullbright Lightmode
April 24, 2024.
Good dentist. Go there for teeth cleaning. Also just learned that the toothbrush don't affect receding gums? I've been told that toothbrush thing by dentists b4. Weird. Went again. Still good.
Teresa Fisher
Teresa Fisher
April 19, 2024.
My husband and I have been going to Doctor Bernie's office since they opened in Chatsworth CA back in the early 90s. We appreciate Dr Bernie's expertise and knowledge. Thr hygienist and staff are always pleasant and friendly and knowledgeable. Our two boys grew up going there. Even though the office moved to Calabasas during the pandemic, we keep making the trip over through Box Canyon. It is a fun winding scenic drive. The new office is beautiful! I have referred several friends over 30 years ago and they too, are still seeing Dr Bernie. It is a matter of trust! Thank you Dr Bernie and office, for providing such excellent care of us, all these years!

WE TRANSFORM SMILES AND PEOPLE

Become your most confident self with pain-free dentistry.

Become your most confident self with pain-free dentistry.

Life is too short to continue feeling embarrassed and insecure about your smile. Do nothing, your teeth won’t just stay the same, they will get worse. You’ll only have to do this once, because we’ll do it right. It’s time to invest in the best version of you and shine from the inside out!