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Dental Implants

Losing a tooth affects the form and function of your smile, impacts your self-esteem, and is detrimental to your oral and overall health.

Dr. Kenneth Curl can restore any number of missing teeth at Advanced Premier Dental and Implant Dentistry in The Woodlands, TX.

Learn about how dental implants can fill the gaps left by missing teeth, and in the process, restore your health and well-being.

What Is a Dental Implant?

The implant is placed in the jawbone. An abutment is attached to the implant. A crown is secured to the abutment.
Dental implants are small titanium posts that are used to secure a restoration directly to the jawbone. Implants can replace the entire missing tooth structure, making them the most comprehensive form of restorative dentistry. Advanced Premier Dental and Implant Dentistry in The Woodlands, TX, performs all steps of the dental implant placement process, from oral surgery to final restoration. 

Why Choose Our Dental Practice? Conveniently Located in The Woodlands

If you need to choose an implant dentist in The Woodlands and the surrounding communities of Spring and Conroe, TX, you will be hard-pressed to find a better practice than Advanced Premier Dental and Implant Dentistry. When you choose Dr. Curl, you can expect:

World-Class Dental Care

Since 1980, Dr. Curl has strived to offer patients the most effective dental treatments possible. His experience and expertise are unmatched by other dentists in the greater Houston area. You can expect Dr. Curl to provide you with the information you need to make an educated decision about your dental implant treatment.

Advanced Technology

Our office uses a number of advanced tools to ensure your dental implants provide you with a lifetime of reliable service. The latest developments in dental technology and digital imaging allow Dr. Curl to thoroughly plan and accurately place your implants so that they fit perfectly into your smile.

Top-Quality Materials

Dr. Curl works with each patient individually to determine the best material to construct their dental restoration based on their unique needs and goals. Our dentist only uses labs in the United States that select materials that pass American standards for quality and meet or exceed his rigorous standards.

5-Star Reviews From Patients in The Woodlands


kathleen bell


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Everyone was so very nice. Dr. Curl was very caring and explained all he was doing. Very experienced

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Kristina Ballard


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Every single person here is incredible and wonderful! They were all so respectful towards me and my ignorance of dental care. I never felt like anyone was judging me for not ever being to a dentist. They were kind, patient, and calm with my anxieties.

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Get Started on Rejuvenating Your Smile Schedule an Appointment With Dr. Curl Today

The team at Advanced Premier Dental and Implant Dentistry is dedicated to providing patients with the best care possible. Over the past 40 years, Dr. Curl has garnered a reputation within the international community of dental professionals for his expertise in the field of implant dentistry. A former professor at the University of Texas, he is the first choice of doctors, nurses, and other dentists in Spring, Conroe, and The Woodlands.

For your convenience, Dr. Curl can perform every stage of the dental implant process in-house. To learn more or to request an appointment at dental office in The Woodlands, TX, please fill out the form below:

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Jacob Klein


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The staff in Dr. Curls office ALWAYS welcome each customer. The most polite and helpful staff out of any dentist I’ve ever been to! (Plus Dr. Curl is a Veteran). Definitely recommend!

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Sharnett Y Garrett


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Dr. Curl has been my dentist for nearly 20 years. His knowledge of the practice is exceptional. The office staff are consummate professionals and the dental assistants are wonderful.

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Missing Teeth Is Very Common

Dental Implants Can Replace Any Number of Missing Teeth

Single Missing Tooth

A single missing tooth can occur as a consequence of infection, decay, or sudden trauma. An implant-supported dental crown can replace the tooth and prevent jawbone recession.

Ask Us About Replacing a Single Tooth With a Dental Implant

Multiple Missing Teeth

If you are missing two or three adjacent teeth, an implant-supported dental bridge can fill the gaps in your smile. Unlike traditional bridges, this allows the dentist to preserve the entire structure of nearby teeth.

Request a Consultation to Discuss Replacing Several Teeth

Complete Tooth Loss

If you are one of the millions of Americans who are completely edentulous, Dr. Curl can design a lifelike denture supported by dental implants for optimal security, stability, and a lifelike appearance.

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Am I a Good Candidate for Dental Implants?

Good Oral Health

So that you can enjoy years of service from your new smile, Dr. Curl will only perform implant surgery if your oral health can support an implant. Any outstanding dental conditions, such as gum disease, will need to be resolved before moving forward with your implant treatment.

Adequate Bone Density

If you have been living with missing teeth for some time, you may be suffering from significant jawbone atrophy. If your bone density is too low to support an implant, Dr. Curl can perform bone grafting in order to strengthen your jaw.

Well-Controlled Medical Conditions

Autoimmune disorders and inflammatory diseases, such as diabetes, increase certain risks associated with surgery and slow your body's healing response. These types of conditions should be well-managed since you need to be in good overall health for implants to be successful. 


Nicotine affects your body's ability to heal. Smoking also increases the risk of complications during and after surgery. Dr. Curl recommends that you quit smoking for several months in advance if you are interested in dental implant treatment.

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Daniza Zimmermann


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VERY friendly and professional staff. Dr. Curl is WONDERFUL.

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Paula Miller


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Always exceeds my Expectations at Advanced Premier Dental. Staff is SUPERB! Thanks for Great Service.

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Can I Afford Dental Implants?

Our team is dedicated to providing patients with access to cost-effective dental care. Our office managers work closely with patients and Dr. Curl to develop treatment and financial plans so that everyone who visits our dental practice in The Woodlands can improve their oral health.

We Maximize Applicable Coverage

We accept most major dental insurance plans, and our friendly office staff will file all the necessary paperwork with your provider to ensure you make the most of your benefits. While dental implants are generally not covered by dental insurance, preparatory procedures and final restorations such as bridges, crowns, or dentures may be, depending on your specific dental plan.

Flexible Financing Options Are Available

To help manage out-of-pocket expenses, we accept financing through third-party lenders GreenSky® and CareCredit®. These financing options allow patients to choose a payment plan that works with their unique budget. Our team can answer any questions you may have about financing and help you choose the option that best meets your needs.

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Dental Implant Treatment Timeline

We use advanced tools like surgical guides and 3D X-rays with CT scans for incredible precision.
We use advanced tools like surgical guides and 3D X-rays with CT scans for incredible precision.


If you are a new patient to our dentistry practice, Dr. Curl will conduct a full examination to determine your current state of oral health. This will include an oral cancer screening and periodontal health check so that he can ensure your implant surgery will be successful. He will also review your medical history and discuss treatment options such as restoration materials. Any questions you may have will be answered, and you will leave fully educated about your treatment plan.

Preparatory Procedures

Any outstanding issues will need to be addressed before proceeding with your implant placement. Gum disease and low bone density are common concerns that may require treatment. For gum disease, depending on the extent of the infection, treatment may take up to a year. The same timeline can be expected from bone grafting. Dr. Curl will not place implants unless he can achieve a 95%-97% chance of success based on his calculations.

Implant Placement

During the first surgery, Dr. Curl will administer local anesthesia to completely numb the area before proceeding so you do not feel pain during the procedure. Dr. Curl offers oral sedation for patients with dental anxiety so that they can relax during surgery. Patients who choose sedation will likely feel tired or groggy after their procedure and will need a friend or family member to drive them home after treatment.

Once he is sure you are comfortable, he will make small incisions in your gums and place the titanium implants into your jawbone. Placing each implant will generally take between one and two hours. The length of surgery will depend on how many implants you receive and other factors individual to your case. After surgery, you will feel mild pain for up to 10 days. Over-the-counter medicine can be used to manage any discomfort. 

Initial Healing Period

In the months following placement, the bone tissue in your jaw will fuse with the titanium implant in a process called osseointegration. For your implant to be successful, the titanium post needs to fully integrate into the bone. Generally, this process takes six months for an implant placed in a top arch and three months for an implant placed in a lower arch.

Abutment Placement

An abutment is a small connector piece used to attach your crown, bridge, or denture to your dental implants. During this second surgery, a small incision will be made to expose the implant and secure the abutment. Dr. Curl will also take digital impressions of your smile that will be forwarded to our lab so that they can craft your custom restoration.

Second Healing Period

During the next four to six weeks, your gums will heal around the abutment. It is important to follow the post-op instructions provided by Dr. Curl. These guidelines will help prevent infection and promote healing.

Final Restoration

Once your gums have fully healed around the abutments you will come back to our office in The Woodlands. Dr. Curl will place your final crown, bridge, or denture. Once attached, your restoration will look, act, and feel just like natural teeth.

How Do I Care for Dental Implants?

In large part, you can care for dental implants in much the same way you care for your natural teeth. Follow these tips to ensure your dental implants and restorations stay stunning for years to come:

Brush Three Times a Day

Whether you have a single crown or a full implant-supported denture, continue the habit of brushing at least three times a day. With implants, it's important to use low-abrasive toothpaste and a soft-bristled toothbrush. Hard bristles are more likely to lead to gum recession, which can expose the abutment or implant.  

Floss Daily

Carefully floss around the base of each implant daily to remove plaque and food debris. Tools like a floss threader, interdental brush, or water flosser can help make cleaning hard-to-reach places easier. Water flossers are especially helpful for cleaning between implant-supported dentures and the gums. 

Don't Chew on Hard Objects

Though implant-supported restorations are durable, they're not indestructible. Chewing on hard objects such as ice, pen caps, pencils, or your nails can damage your implants and crown, bridge, or denture. Using your teeth to open packaging can lead to damage as well.

Visit Your Dentist

Continue to visit the dentist twice a year so your oral health can be monitored and your implants given a thorough deep cleaning. Twice-yearly checkups will help ensure potential problems are caught and treated before they become bigger concerns.

Ready for Your Stunning New Smile?

If you're missing teeth, you'll know the challenges that gaps in your smile can bring. Chewing easily, speaking clearly, and sharing your smile aren't things that need to stay in your rearview mirror forever. Implant-supported restorations placed by Dr. Curl will give you something to smile about. Our office in The Woodlands, TX, provides state-of-the-art care for patients from Spring, Conroe, and the surrounding area.

What are you waiting for? To request your dental implants consultation, contact us online or call:

(281) 367-6777



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I have had Dr Curl and his staff care for my teeth for more years than I can count now! Each one of them show a significant amount of care & concern for my teeth, my family, and my life in general. My experiences have been very, very positive and successful! Professional people who always take the time to help me understand what the needs are and how Dr Curl will address them. I highly recommend them. Sincerely, Lisa Knight

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Raquel Russell

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I love going to my dentist, Dr. Curl is very knowledgeable and is always willing to share insights about your treatment and the world in general. I love his employees. Everyone is so friendly and very helpful. I would definitely recommend him to all my friends and family. BEST DENTIST EVER!!

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Advanced Premier Dental and Implant Dentistry office

Advanced Premier Dental and Implant Dentistry

Dr. Kenneth Curl is a board-certified dentist who has been helping patients improve their oral health for over 40 years. He is affiliated with many prestigious organizations, including:

  • Texas Academy of General Dentistry
  • American Dental Association
  • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
  • Texas Dental Association
  • National Dental Association
  • American Academy of Implant Dentistry
  • American Association of Dental Office Management

To experience state-of-the-art dental care in a relaxed setting, schedule a consultation online or call us at (281) 367-6777.

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"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.

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