Is a family and cosmetic dentistry located in the Northgate neighborhood of Seattle. Our practice is centered around you – your comfort, your health, and your happiness; while you’re here, you are our only priority and you have our full attention. We treat all of our patients with a warm, personal touch to make your experience enjoyable in a community-minded and environmentally-friendly setting. We understand that a healthy mouth is essential to a healthy body and we focus on early detection and prevention of oral diseases. Although we will always show you your options, we will never recommend unnecessary treatments.
Avila Dental is a family and cosmetic dentistry located in the Northgate neighborhood of Seattle. Our practice is centered around you – your comfort, your health, and your happiness. We treat all of our patients with a warm, personal touch to make your experience enjoyable in a community-minded and environmentally-friendly setting. At Avila Dental, we use the latest dental technology and equipment to offer you the best options in modern treatment. We are committed to providing the highest quality of dental care to our patients.
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Dr. Bello was born in Seattle, and raised in Venezuela where she earned her DDS degree at the Universidad Central de Venezuela in 2002. She then moved to Seattle to pursue her Master ‘s Degree in Oral Medicine at the University of Washington, graduationg in 2009.
Originally from Venezuela, Dr. Baiz earned her DDS degree at Universidad Santa María in her hometown of Caracas in 2006. She completed her AEGD residency at Boston University in 2009 and then followed her passion by obtaining her Master’s degree in Endodontics, also at Boston University, in 2013.
Katy is a WA native from Kenmore, She received her dental assisting certification from Lake Washington Technical College and her BA in Elementary Education from Western Washington University. She has over ten years of experience in the dental field and loves helping patients.
Courtney is a WA native from Des Moines. She received her certification as dental assistant from the Renton Technical College, where she was Dr. Bello’s student. Upon graduation she started working at a pediatric dental office and later started working at Avila Dental.
Was born and raised in Seattle. After receiving a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from UW, she decided to pursue a career in dentistry. She worked as an oral surgery assistant, and then attended Shoreline Community College where she earned her dental hygienist degree in 2010.
We provide many exciting services that will leave you with a bright, white smile on your face!
Porcelain veneers are thin shells of ceramic that bond directly to the front surfaces of the teeth. They are an ideal choice for improving your smile and have become increasingly popular due to simplicity and versatility.
Dental whitening can be used to correct tooth discoloration. Discolorations can be caused by staining, aging, or chemical damage to teeth. Using the latest in bleaching technology, we can offer a safe method for creating a beautiful smile. In cases of extreme tooth discoloration, crowns or veneers may be the best choice, but because of the cost difference, we always encourage our patients to give whitening a try!
Crowns are used to cover a tooth and restore it to its normal shape and size. A crown can make your tooth stronger and improve its appearance. It can cover and support a tooth with a large filling when there isn’t enough tooth left. It can be used to attach a bridge, protect a weak tooth from breaking or restore one that’s already broken. A crown is a good way to cover teeth that are discolored or badly shaped. It’s also used to cover a dental implant.
Invisalign are the invisible alternative to metal braces. These clear aligners are virtually invisible as well as removable. Invisalign takes a modern approach to straightening teeth, using a custom made series of aligners created for you . These aligner trays are made of smooth, comfortable and virtually invisible plastic that you simply wear over your teeth. Wearing the aligners will gradually and gently shift your teeth into place.
There are no metal brackets to attach and no wires to tighten, you simply pop them in. The best part about the whole process is that most people won’t even know you’re straightening your teeth.
A tooth can be extracted for any number of reasons. Some teeth are extracted because they are severely decayed; others may have advanced periodontal disease, or have broken in a way that cannot be repaired. Other teeth may have to be removed because they are poorly positioned in the mouth (like impacted teeth), or in preparation for orthodontic treatment.
We are a mercury-free practice. Tooth colored fillings (composites) are not only unnoticeable, they also add strength to weakened teeth. These restorations are esthetically pleasing and very strong thanks to new bonding technologies.
The implants are tiny titanium posts which are placed into the jawbone where teeth are missing. The bone bonds with the titanium, creating a strong foundation for artificial teeth. Implants can hold a crown, bridge or over-denture just like roots hold natural teeth in place. Implants are very durable and can last a lifetime. They require the same maintenance as natural teeth; this includes brushing, flossing and regular dental check-ups.
A night guard is a horseshoe shaped retainer like appliance made of hard plastic that is worn between the top and bottom teeth, which absorbs the force of the clenching and grinding to reduce joint irritation and inflammation. A night guard also protects the teeth from wear and fracture of people that grind their teeth. There are also sports guards that protect teeth during contact sports.
We use the latest techniques to prevent, diagnose, and treat periodontal disease (gum and bone disease). Otherwise known as conventional periodontal therapy, or non-surgical periodontal therapy, is made to remove or eliminate the etiologic agents which cause inflammation such as dental plaque, and calculus, in the coronal part of the tooth as well in the root surfaces, helping to establish gums and bone that is free of disease.
A root canal is a treatment used to repair and save a toot that is badly decayed or becomes infected. During a root canal procedure, the nerve and pulp are removed and the inside of the tooth is cleaned and sealed. Without treatment, the tissue surrounding the tooth will become infected and abscesses may form. Some root canals can be complicated due to the shape of the roots, calcifications in the canals, or access. Those cases are usually referred to a root canal specialist, endodontist.
TMJ disorders are problems or symptoms of the chewing muscles and joints that connect your lower jaw to your skull. Many TMJ-related symptoms are caused by the effects of physical stress on the structures around the joint: cartilage disk at the joint, muscles of the jaw, face, and neck, nearby ligaments, blood vessels, nerves, and teeth. Some causes for this condition include: bad bite (malocclusion), stress, teeth grinding, bad posture, lack of sleep, arthritis, fractures, dislocations, and structural defects. Most TMJ disorders can be treated with stretching exercises, postural changes, short term use medications (acetaminophen, ibuprofen, muscle relaxants, or low-dose anti depressants), or use of a night guard.
We use digital imaging technology instead of x-rays, so that our patients are exposed to 90% less radiation. This also eliminates the need for toxic x-ray development chemicals.
We strive to be a paperless office. We keep all our records electronically and avoid using paper as much as possible.
Use of steam-based, surgical-grade instrument sterilization, contains no harmful chemicals and reduces water use. We do not use toxic cold-sterile solutions.
Installation of a special water filtration system allows for the environmentally sound disposal of old mercury fillings, to prevent pollution of our local water ways.
Biodegradable sterilization solutions are used to clean examination areas, and we use eco-friendly products for housekeeping.
We use LED operatory lights. DentalEZ is the first in the U.S. to design an operating light with 100% true direct LED technology. Plus, it’s cool, quiet, and environmentally friendly.
We recycle as much as we can in our office, reuse packing material, and avoid purchasing plastic bottles or paper cups.
Use of cloth sterilization pouches instead of disposable ones. Cloth infection control barriers are safe and very effective, we use cloth bibs instead of plasticlined bibs.
From dental school in 1997 until today, I have spent a lot of time in dental clinic settings. Traditionally, one thing that most if not all clinics have in common is excessive waste. When I was designing my “dream office” …
Tel: (206) 420-3836 | Fax: (206) 420-1609
Our Address: 11050 5th Ave NE. Suite 202. Seattle, WA 98125