November 17, 2017
A beautiful smile can mean a number of important things for patients. From making a great first impression to smiling more often and leading a happier life, a flawless smile is an asset many of us don’t want to be without. If you’re not happy with aspects of your smile, it’s time to talk to a cosmetic dentist about your options. Everyone deserves a beautiful smile they’re proud to share, and there is a cosmetic dentistry plan that’s right for every patient. Porcelain veneers are one of the most popular options because they allow a dentist to completely transform patients’ smiles with one simple cosmetic solution. Unfortunately, the cost of veneers makes some patients shy away from this treatment option. Depending on a number of variables, a veneer for one tooth can cast between $500 and $2000, but this investment can completely transform your smile for a decade or longer.
July 28, 2017
If you imagine squealing drills and severe pain when you hear the words “root canal,” you’re not alone. Root canals may have the worst reputation in all of dentistry. Lucky for you, if it turns out that you’re in need of root canal therapy, the procedure is actually quite painless. The best news of all – root canals can actually significantly relieve the painful toothache that precedes them! At Curtis Family Dentistry, we want to change the way you think about root canals and visiting the dentist in general. All of the treatments we offer are comfortable, stress free, and personalized to meet your unique needs. That includes safe, painless root canals. Contact our Bridgeport dental team to find out more or schedule an appointment.
March 1, 2016
If we asked how your social six are looking, we wouldn’t be talking about a card game or some new app. It’s a bit of dental lingo that means the six teeth that show when you smile. If your social six are crowded, crooked or slightly gapped, you’re suffering from the effects of an imperfect smile — but you don’t have to live with the stress or embarrassment of misaligned teeth anymore. Six Month Braces are a fast, effective alternative to traditional braces. Keep reading to learn more from Dr. Michael Curtis, the dentist Bridgeport trusts with its smiles!
November 10, 2015
Like any dental health concern, it’s important to diagnose and treat toothaches as soon as they occur. In many cases, toothache is a sign that dental damage has reached an advanced stage. If you’re experiencing even a mild toothache, the Curtis Family Dentistry team encourages you to schedule an appointment right away. Dr. Curtis has extensive training in emergency dental care having spent 2 years in a hospital residency, and we offer patients superior, same-day emergency dental care. We assist patients in managing pain, treating the causes of dental damage, and restoring their smiles quickly and effectively.
October 9, 2015
When you look for a dentist to take care of your family’s oral and dental health, you want to know for certain that you’ve found a professional who is skilled, experienced and trustworthy. Dr. Michael Curtis is just such a dentist. He has been named one of “America’s Best Dentists” by the National Consumer Advisory Board. According to the website, TodaysBestDentist.com, this award is given to dentists who “demonstrate exceptional credentials, experience and commitment to excellence.”
September 1, 2015
At Curtis Family Dentistry, our team provides Bridgeport, CT patients with a wide array of superior tooth replacement options. Every smile is unique, and Dr. Michael Curtis works with each patient to determine what restorative dentistry treatments are the right fit. For patients who are missing teeth, the potential pain, stress, and decreased self-confidence can be overwhelming. At Curtis Family Dentistry, our Stratford, CT dental team are ready to help you restore your smile no matter how damaged. Call to schedule a consultation today, and discover what the Bridgeport, CT dentist can do for you.
August 9, 2015
Visiting the dentist can be a stressful time for anyone. We understand. Oftentimes, patients are so frightened that they will forgo treatment. This is an unwise choice, especially if you’re dealing with a major problem that needs immediate attention. At Curtis Family Dentistry, we understand that a dental appointment can become traumatic for some patients. Sedation dentistry advancements have been huge even in the last ten years, and Dr. Michael Curtis wants you to relax using our sedation tools and techniques in Bridgeport, CT.
Sedation Dentistry: Who Is It For and What Are the Benefits?
With oral conscious sedation, you can relax comfortably while Dr. Curtis completes your cosmetic or restorative dental procedures. Hours feel like minutes, potentially allowing you to receive several treatments in a single visit. Sedation dentistry offers a host of benefits that have your complete comfort in mind. We want you to feel as relaxed as possible.
This therapy is especially helpful for patients who are affected by the following:
- Excessively sensitive gag reflex.
- Inability to sit or lie down for extended periods of time.
- Difficulty becoming or remaining numb with local anesthetic.
- Anxiety or tension regarding the sounds and smells of a dental office.
- A need to have multiple procedures performed in one visit.
There isn’t a dental problem we can’t tackle, especially when it comes to sedation dentistry. You will soon discover this specialized treatment has a lot to offer patients, including:
- The chance to finally overcome your dental fears and anxiety.
- The procedure is painless.
- Endure longer procedures and less appointments.
- Save money with less trips to our office.
Since sedation dentistry has become widely available, no patients have any reason to miss regular check-ups or avoid necessary dental treatment. Don’t make the mistake of purposely missing treatment – we’re here to help you enjoy a relaxing and successful dental visit. With sedation dentistry and Dr. Curtis’ gentle, patient-centered approach, you will soon say goodbye to dental fear for life.
Schedule an Appointment Today
As your sedation dentist in 06606, Dr. Curtis has over 20 years of experience providing sedation dentistry and he wants you to experience what all this successful therapy has to offer. Make an appointment with us today! We’re proud to serve all residents in Bridgeport, CT and the surrounding communities of Stratford, Trumbull, Westport and beyond. For the best sedation dentist, Bridgeport knows who to turn to.
July 2, 2015
By definition, emergencies happen when they are least expected. They can be scary, unnerving, and cause tremendous anxiety. Despite all of this, you can still be prepared for an emergency. In the case of a dental emergency, the key to being prepared is having a dentist who is ready to do whatever is necessary to help you. For a dental emergency, Bridgeport, CT, turns to Dr. Michael Curtis, who completed two years of hospital residency training, where he handled complex dental emergencies on a regular basis.
Dr. Curtis and his staff of dental hygienists and dental assistants believe in addressing dental emergencies as quickly as possible—the same day if they can and absolutely if your situation warrants being seen immediately. Not certain whether or not you have a dental emergency? Call our office at 203-416-6502 and we’ll help you determine if you need urgent attention.
With some emergencies, the difference between saving a tooth and losing a tooth can be as little as 30 minutes. That’s right. If Dr. Curtis sees you within half-an-hour of when your emergency happens, there’s a better chance he’ll be able to save your tooth.
A knocked out tooth is one of the more serious dental emergencies that requires Dr. Curtis’ attention within 30 minutes. Until we can see you, we recommend you follow the steps below to preserve the tooth:
- Always handle the tooth by the crown and try not to touch the root
- Rinse the tooth carefully; you may want to put a towel in the sink to keep from accidentally dropping the tooth down the drain
- If possible, place the tooth back in its socket and hold it there by gently biting down
- If you can’t put the tooth back in place, put it in a cup of milk and drive to Dr. Curtis’ office
Other dental emergencies include a suddenly loose or misaligned tooth, a fractured tooth, or any type of injury that causes bleeding of the lips, mouth or gums. Of course, our first hope is that you never have a dental emergency that necessitates calling Dr. Curtis. With this in mind, we encourage all of our patients to wear mouthguards when they play any sport, contact or non-contact. So many dental emergencies could be avoided if people wore mouthguards to protect their teeth from being chipped, cracked or knocked out.
Call Our Office
If you are experiencing a dental emergency or require any other kind of dental treatment, call Dr. Curtis, the sedation dentist, Bridgeport, CT, relies on for comfortable worry-free care. We also serve the surrounding communities of Trumbull, Stratford, Weston, Easton, Monroe, Shelton and beyond.
June 10, 2015
That’s right. There is technology available that can get you the straightest smile of your life in just sa measly six months. That’s it. 90 days. Compare that with traditional metal braces treatment that can be a painful experience for some and can last up to five years. That’s a lot of time required for straightening treatment. Luckily. Six Month Smiles is here to change the teeth-straightening landscape for good. At our office in Bridgeport, CT, we specialize in offering this fantastic treatment.
It’s a great choice for adults. Roughly 30% of adults in this country are actively receiving orthodontic treatment. As you can see, it isn’t just for kids anymore. Metal braces are the popular choice for younger patients simply because they most likely won’t mind the metal look of braces, whereas adults would much rather have something that’s less noticeable. This is where Six Month Smiles make a difference. Come see Dr. Michael Curtis for life-changing straightening treatment. He has 30 years of experience transforming smiles. Yours could be next!