As your partners in sculpting smiles, we offer an array of high-class services all under one roof.
At Downtown Dentistry, we provide top-notch dental service to our Seattle, WA patients. Couple that with modern, innovative care that goes the extra mile by providing expert, personalized treatments for every patient!
Dr. Kathy Curtis believes the best treatment is gentle and as minimally invasive as possible. Prevention rules at her office!
Improve, maintain, and strengthen your smile.
During your first exam, we use the latest technology to accurately diagnose any oral problems and give you the most accurate advice and treatment.
Your exam begins by addressing any concerns you have, and a visual examination with charting takes place. Next, Dr. Curtis uses an Intra-oral camera, which allows you and the doctor to see the inside of your mouth on a screen and identify any teeth or gum issues. Then, we take digital X-rays for a proper diagnosis of both your front and back teeth.
Once we have gathered all the relevant information, we will discuss your range of treatment options.
Gum (periodontal) disease is the number one cause of tooth loss in the United States and is caused by long-term exposure to plaque, which can result in pain, swelling, and bleeding gums.
The best treatment is to be both proactive and preventative by attending regular oral exams at your dentist and having a quality oral hygiene routine at home.
However, if gum disease has reached a more advanced stage, there is a lot that can be done to treat it, such as laser bacterial reduction. This non-surgical treatment vaporizes harmful bacteria that causes gum disease.
Our dental expert will provide a thorough examination of your gums, explain your treatment options, and provide preventative advice to stop gum disease in the future.
Plus, to make your cleanings more comfortable, we offer cetacaine topical anesthetic for patients with very sensitive teeth.
Many tooth problems involve infections in the pulp (or inside of your tooth), which can lead to problems in the tooth’s root. Root canal therapy allows your dentist to save the tooth by removing the infection and stopping it from spreading.
This simple treatment involves painlessly (that’s right - no pain!) removing the infected tissue and filling it with an elastic material. It is then finished with a crown for a more natural look. The entire procedure can be completed in one visit.
Boost your smile with cosmetic dentistry in Seattle.
Whitening procedures effectively combat teeth stains and discolored teeth caused by aging, food, and other substances e.g. tobacco. Many people turn to whitening toothpaste, but these products can actually wear away the tooth’s enamel (the protective part of your tooth).
Our in-office professional whitening is very effective, safe, and can last up to five years. Our cosmetic dentist will use the latest in whitening technology to noticeably brighten your smile without damaging your teeth.
Special thin laminates (i.e. shells) called veneers can often be used to correct discolored, worn down, cracked and chipped teeth. Veneers can also be used to close unsightly gaps between teeth and boost your smile.
Stronger types of veneers made of porcelain, also called composite veneers, typically last longer because they bond to the tooth. They provide a natural-looking smile, which is durable, virtually stain-free, and shaped to your mouth.
Porcelain veneers provide both practical and aesthetically pleasing smile results.
Bonding is often used to fill in gaps or change the color and shape of your teeth. It typically only entails one office visit with the results lasting for several years.
This common dental procedure is simple to perform. During the appointment, an enamel-like material is applied to a tooth's surface, sculpted to an ideal shape, hardened, and then polished to give you a glowing smile.
Repair, restore, and rejuvenate your smile with Dr. Kathy Curtis.
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 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 for further details when you make your next dental appointment.
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.
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 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, so please talk to your dentist about the best solution for you.
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, 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.
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 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 to its usual look and function.
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.
‘‘ This team's commitment to providing a great patient experience is evident on all levels. I love this office - even though I have always been afraid of going to the dentist. I cannot recommend this office highly enough, especially for those afraid of the dentist, pain, needles, etc. They put you at ease immediately and completely. ’’
- Heidi D. (Actual Patient)
Our professional team is here to help you meet your dental health goals.