Comprehensive Dentistry

We are focused on your total oral health!

What is comprehensive dentistry?

Woman with arms around shoulders of man sitting in front of her with bright and healthy smiels thanks to comprehensive dentistry in Seattle

Comprehensive dentistry is "whole picture" dentistry. It looks at all areas of your oral health, including how your bite functions, the health of your teeth, and the cosmetic appearance of your smile.

Comprehensive treatment uses a variety of general, restorative, and cosmetic dental procedures to produce a smile that is both healthy and beautiful.

Treatment can include dental implants to replace missing teeth, Invisalign for straighter teeth, porcelain veneers to modify the shape or color of your teeth, occlusal splints to treat TMJ problems, or teeth whitening to brighten your smile.

What can you expect during treatment?

The first step starts with our Seattle dental team doing a thorough comprehensive dental exam, taking x-rays, and photographs.
Next, we will discuss treatment options with you. This includes going over any concerns or questions you may have. Then, we will go through some smile design principals with you - the mechanics of how we build a smile that looks good and feels good.

We do everything we can to help you visualize the outcome of your new smile while setting expectations before ever starting any treatment.

In some cases, the expertise of a specialist is needed to provide specific treatments or to consult with Dr. Dominick Curalli on which treatments are best for you.

Once treatment is decided on, we will start on the basics first. This includes restoring any loss of function, replacing missing teeth, and straightening crooked teeth.

Once a healthy foundation has been established, we will move on to cosmetic improvements to your smile.

Dr. Curalli has taken hundreds of hours of continuing education classes and been to many seminars and hands-on workshops, which is why he can provide effective treatment to his patients with superlative results.

Comprehensive dentistry can make a positive impact on you - inside and out!

The changes that comprehensive treatment can make are dramatic and often life-changing for our patients. They look, smile, and talk differently - more open and confident!


What are the benefits of comprehensive dentistry?

Eat Easily
Improved Confidence
Beautiful Smile
Better Health
Saves Money
Fresher Breath
No More Pain
Saves Time

‘‘From the moment I began the Invisalign process to the placement of five beautiful new crowns, my experience at Smile Ballard has been fantastic! The office staff is both courteous and cheerful, which enhances the office-visit experience! Dr. Curalli is extremely knowledgeable, caring, gentle and highly skilled in his profession! I have always been terrified about visiting the dentist but have finally conquered that fear, thanks to the incredible experience I have had at this office. I am pleased to give Dr. Curalli of Smile Ballard my highest recommendation!’’

Actual Comprehensive Dentistry Patient

Why Choose Dr. curalli?

Pictures speak louder than words, right? Here is a real patient experience that shows the impact comprehensive dentistry can have on your health and life!
Before and after of Len's smile with comprehensive dentistry.

Len's Experience with Dr. Curalli

Len struggled with his front teeth ever since a baseball accident as a kid left him with missing and broken teeth. Even though it had been repaired, he would guard his smile and try not to let other people see too much of his teeth.

When another front tooth needed to be removed, we explained the replacement options for that tooth, but also informed him of additional treatment that could be done to improve the shape, alignment, and color of his teeth.

Len began comprehensive treatment that lasted about a year, but we kept him comfortable and smiling through the entire process.

With treatment now finished, he shows off his new smile with pride and has a clean bill of dental health!


FAQs About Comprehensive Dentistry

Our Ballard dentist answers your questions.

In many cases, it is necessary to involve a specialist for segments of the treatment or for a consultation.

When a specialist is needed, Dr. Curalli communicates throughout the process with him or her to make sure the original goals are met, and the best treatment possible is available for our patients.

Your smile is in good hands!

It will vary in each situation. Some may need only a few appointments that will be completed in a couple weeks. Others require more involved treatment and healing time that can last over a year.

Before we begin, we will give you a detailed treatment plan to let you know exactly what to expect as to the length of treatment time and the number of appointments.

We try to make each appointment as efficient as possible, but we are also willing and able to phase treatment to accommodate your budget.

Yes. We can provide nitrous oxide to make your dental visit more comfortable.

For more complex procedures or if you experience dental anxiety, we use oral conscious sedation to keep you relaxed. It's simple and easy to take, and the effects wear off quickly after your procedure is completed.

Our team is very considerate, attentive to details, and goes the extra mile to make sure you are comfortable during each visit.

The cost will depend on how extensive your treatment needs to be. Everyone's smile is unique and treatment is very individualized to each patient's particular needs.

We will work with you and your insurance company to plan your treatment in line with the availability of your benefits. If you have special financial circumstances, please let us know ahead of time and we can work out a plan for you.

We also accept CareCredit and LendingClub financing.

Restore Your Health, Smile, And Confidence!

Contact us today and get started on a new life tomorrow.

Serving communities throughout Washington:

  • West Seattle
  • Fremont
  • Northgate
  • Shoreline