Learn About Edward D. Cligher, D.D.S.
Edward D. Cligher, D.D.S.'s Office Serving Encino, California
Dr. Cligher is pleased to offer his patients a state of the art office environment and a dedicated staff chosen for their high level of technical expertise technical expertise. Our goal is to provide the best cosmetic and restorative dental care to our patients. We recognize that each patient is an individual with special needs, which we manage with customized treatment plans. Our office will provide you with the latest technology and materials to create a beautiful and healthy smile.
To ensure every patient is given quality time, appointments are required for all non-emergency care. We respectfully schedule your appointments to prevent long waits, and we will make every effort to stay on schedule. We believe that your time is as valuable as ours, so you can expect us to be prompt and efficient.
Understanding that many patients are anxious about a visit to the dentist, we strive to maintain an atmosphere of gentleness, efficiency, and sensitivity. During your first appointment we will discuss your medical history as it relates to Dental care. After evaluating your teeth, gums, jaw joints, muscles, and soft tissues of the mouth, we will take any necessary x-rays. We will then 'tour' your mouth with our intra-oral video camera that allows you to see on a television monitor the close-up condition of your teeth and gums. Finally, using the specific information we have compiled, we will recommend a treatment plan for optimal oral health that includes procedures, options, and fees. Your complete understanding and agreement with this plan will be necessary before any treatment begins.
Cosmetic dentistry is not just about changing or improving the appearance of a smile. It is also about improving the full function of teeth to correct problems such as chewing, occlusion (bite) and joint dysfunction (TMJ.) Dental rehabilitation is a complex process involving the skills and expertise of science and artistry.
If you have worn down, crooked, crowded, cracked, chipped, stained or discolored teeth that have ugly silver fillings or dark buckle corners, we can fix them. We call this “the Non-Surgical Face-Lift." A beautiful new smile will give you a more youthful and healthier appearance.Learn more about Edward D. Cligher, D.D.S.
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Qualifications for Edward D. Cligher, D.D.S.
"Cosmetic dentistry has opened the doors to an entirely new world of self-improvement. You no longer need to feel self conscious about an imperfection. Whether it is something you were born with, something that developed through time, or whether it occurred due to trauma, anything can be improved.
Your outward appearance should be a reflection of how you feel on the inside. Cosmetic dentistry affords you the option of making the two coincide. When you choose a cosmetic dentist you are entrusting him with your appearance. You should know that his training and experience are of the highest standards, so you can confidently and comfortably put your expectations into his skillful hands.
He should be able to understand not only your goals but your aesthetic ideals as well. Once that is agreed upon he should have the knowledge and technical proficiency to fulfill them."
Having graduated from the University of Southern California in 1994 with a DDS degree, Dr. Cligher, is an instructor in restorative dentistry at the University of Southern California.
Known for his aesthetic eye and gentle creative touch, Dr. Cligher enjoys helping each patient improve their health, appearance, and self-esteem. In order to give his patients the best possible in dental care, he completed many advanced education courses, mostly in cosmetics and restorative implant dentistry. Dr. Cligher uses his advanced knowledge in these areas to offer his patients superior dental experience and unparalleled level of quality care.
In addition, he makes use of the latest technologies in diagnosing and treating his patients. His commitment to cutting-edge tools and advanced techniques further enable Dr. Cligher to exceed his patient's expectations. Not only does he give them the ability to keep their teeth healthy, but also helps each patient craft the smile of their dreams!
He continually attends extensive selection of dental education courses to stay abreast of new methods and materials that will benefit patients and improve patient care.
Member of American Dental Association (ADA)
California Dental Association (CDA)
San Fernando Dental Association (SFDA)
American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD)
International Congress of Implantology (ICOI)
Academy of General Dentistry(AGD)
Procedures Performed by Edward D. Cligher, D.D.S.
- Regular Check-Ups
- Patient Education
- Gentle Cleanings
- Non-surgical Gum Therapy
- Smile Makeover
- Zoom Teeth Whitening
- Teeth Whitening Take-Home Kits
- Porcelain Veneers
- Dental Implants
- Root Canal
- Dental Bonding
- Composite Fillings