Over 30 Years of Experience Placing Dental Implants
Tooth loss can make eating and speaking challenging and seriously impact your quality of life. Dental implants are widely considered to be the gold standard for tooth replacement. These small titanium posts are implanted in the jawbone and provide unrivaled support for crowns, bridges, and dentures. Our practice in The Woodlands, TX, combines fully-guided implant planning and placement with advanced sedation techniques to provide virtually painless treatment. Dr. Kenneth Curl has been placing implants for over 30 years and will completely restore your implants from start to finish by also providing custom abutments and custom crowns, bridges, or dentures supported by dental implants. As Dr. Curl performs all dental work himself, you will receive complex full mouth restorative treatment with implants without the hassle of visiting multiple specialists at various locations. Schedule your dental implant consultation by calling us at (281) 367-6777 today.
Candidacy for Dental Implants
In combination with restorations, dental implants can replace a single missing tooth or an entire dental arch. However, in order to qualify for treatment, you must be healthy enough to undergo oral surgery.
As dental implants are supported by the jawbone, you must have sufficient bone tissue in the implantation area as well as space for implants to reside. If you do not have enough healthy bone, you may require a preliminary bone graft or sinus lift to restore your candidacy for treatment. During your consultation, Dr. Curl will review your medical history and evaluate your smile to determine whether dental implants are right for you. Based on your health history, Dr. Curl can also prescribe oral conscious sedation and will provide necessary instructions prior to your appointment to ensure the safety and success of your sedation.
“Front office staff was very nice. I was able to get an appointment the same week. The assistant that took my x-Rays was very gentle. My wait time to see the Dr. Curl was not long at all. Dr. Curl came in and introduced himself. Very nice and professional. Dr. Curl completed my exam and went over my dental needs. The office manager came in shortly after to break down my treatment plan. I had my teeth cleaned and I made an appointment to have my filling done on another day. Great customer service from the entire staff. I would recommend this Dentist to anyone. Thank you Indian Spring Dental for your service.”
The Treatment Process
When planning implant surgery, Dr. Curl uses our GALILEOS® Comfort Plus 3-D scanner to select the most suitable location for implant posts. Advanced imaging can also reveal the quantity and quality of available jawbone. Prior to treatment, you can determine whether or not you would like to receive sedation during your procedure. Dr. Curl will prescribe oral conscious sedation, which can be taken one hour prior to your appointment, or he can administer intravenous (IV) medication. Dr. Curl is certified in IV sedation and has undergone hundreds of hours of training to ensure the safety of his patients.
During the procedure, Dr. Curl will create an incision in your gums at the site of missing teeth. He will then insert the implant posts in your jaw, before closing the incision with sutures.
Over the next three to six months, the implants will fuse with surrounding tissue in a process known as osseointegration. During this phase, the implant posts become a permanent part of your anatomy. Once your gums have fully healed, you will return to our office to receive your custom crown, bridge, or denture.
Benefits of Implants
Traditional bridges and dentures will restore the function of your smile, but they will not prevent bone loss. Changes to your jawbone will affect the fit of your restorations as well as your appearance. Dental implants are the only tooth replacement solution that actively promote the health of your jawbone. By mimicking the tooth roots, dental implants can prevent changes to your face shape as well as more widespread tooth loss.
Dental implants are the only tooth replacement solution that actively promote the health of your jawbone.
In addition, restorations attached to implant posts will never shift out of place when you eat or speak. As a result, you never have to worry about embarrassing slips in public. Though restorations will have to be replaced in the future, dental implants are designed to last a lifetime.
Financing Your Implants
Dr. Curl is determined to do anything he can to help you receive the vital treatment you need. Several of his team members have undergone special training through The American Association of Dental Office Management. They will work closely with Dr. Curl to design a treatment plan that fits your needs and budget.
Schedule an Appointment
If you have missing teeth, dental implants will provide a long-lasting solution. For your convenience, we are able to perform any necessary preparatory procedures at our office. As a result, you can receive the care you need without the hassle of visiting multiple specialists and offices. To schedule your consultation with Dr. Curl, please call us directly at (281) 367-6777 or contact us online .
Dr. Curl is an amazing dentist and a kindhearted man. Provides quality service and truly cares for his clients. My family and I have been going to him for many years now. If you are looking for an honest opinion and great service call Dr. Curl. I recommend him to all my friends and family.Glenda A.