Restorative Dentistry

Repair, restore, and rejuvenate your smile with Dr. Kathy Curtis in Seattle, WA.

Restorative Dentistry Services in Seattle

See all the ways Dr. Kathy Curtis helps patients get back their smiles.

A man leans back in his chair smiling to show how sedation dentistry can take the stress out of your next dental procedure.
 

Sedation Dentistry

Many people suffer from fear of the dentist or struggle to sit in the same position for an extended period. As well as our trained, caring team, we offer another form of relaxation - sedation dentistry.

During your dental treatment, we can use nitrous oxide to help you relax and ensure you don't feel a thing. This form of sedation dentistry is both safe and non-invasive. Please ask us more about sedation when you make your next dental appointment.

 

Sleep Apnea

Millions of people suffer from sleep apnea; a condition that can take over your life and cause distressing symptoms. This common condition causes excessive snoring, headaches, body aches, fatigue, and if left untreated, sleep apnea can have a detrimental effect on your everyday life and full body health.

We treat sleep apnea with a non-invasive sleep device provided by Dr. Curtis. However, the cure is not a one-size-fits-all. During your visit, we will advise you on the ideal treatment for your specific needs.

 
A woman sleeping in her bed illustrates that sleep apnea treatments at our Seattle dental office can give you a restful night's sleep.
 
A woman smiles to illustrate how crowns & bridges can restore and even improve your smile
 

Crowns & Bridges

Crowns

Crowns are synthetic caps usually made of porcelain and placed on top of a tooth. Crowns are used to restore the function and appearance of a damaged tooth. They can be used to cover implants, prevent a cracked tooth from worsening or fix a chipped tooth. Crowns are natural-looking and custom-made to match the color of your teeth.

To place the crown, an impression is made of the existing tooth and a custom crown is made at a dental lab. In some cases, a temporary crown is set until the permanent one is ready to be cemented into place. Once the crown is ready, the existing tooth is prepared, and the crown is fixed in place.

Bridges

Bridges are a natural-looking and barely-noticeable dental appliance used to replace a section of missing teeth. Most dental bridges are bonded to existing teeth or implants and are made of porcelain for a seamless finish.

There are many options for bridges and Dr. Curtis would be happy to talk with you about the best solution for your smile.

 

Dental Implants

Do you have a missing tooth? Then, dental implants might be the answer for you. These implants are a great replacement for missing teeth as they look and function like a real tooth.

Dental implants are placed to mimic the root of a tooth and then a replacement tooth, or implant retained denture or bridge is fitted into place.

Dr. Curtis understands the stress a missing tooth can bring and will advise you on the best type of implant treatment for your situation.

 
An older man smiles to show how dental implants from our Seattle practice can restore your smile.
 
A young woman with composite fillings shows how they can be used to repair teeth without the look of metal from traditional fillings.
 

Fillings

One common restoration is that of a composite (tooth-colored) dental filling. These are used to repair damage caused by tooth decay, cracks, and fractures. A filling uses safe materials that look just like your natural tooth and restore functionality. Most fillings take only one visit to complete.

To start the procedure, Dr. Curtis will remove any tooth decay, clean the area thoroughly, and prepare it for the filling. Next, the filling will be carefully placed, shaped, and polished to restore your tooth. It will look and function just like your natural tooth.

 

Dentures

At Downtown Dentistry, we offer partial dentures as a perfect solution for those who are missing multiple teeth. Dentures not only replace teeth but also prevent other teeth from shifting. They are both durable and look just like your natural teeth. If cared for, partial dentures can last many years. However, repairs and adjustments are normal after years of use.

A partial denture is created by taking an impression of your remaining teeth, measurements of your jaw, and determining the color and shape of the new teeth. Then at a dental lab, the denture is created. After this, it is precisely placed by your dentist.

There are both permanent and removable dentures available.

 
A smiling elderly couple illustrates the benefits of partial dentures for smile restoration.
 

‘‘ Not the standard dentist office, which is nice. Everyone was super nice, and actually took the time to explain things, rather than just say, "you need to floss more". Big tall windows make for a nice view too! ’’

- Sarah W. (Actual Patient)

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Serving communities throughout Washington including:

  • Seattle
  • Bellevue
  • Redmond
  • Renton
  • Kent
  • Capitol Hill
  • Queen Anne
  • South Lake Union