Implants Specialist

Smile of the Woodlands

Serge Kupetz, DDS

General Dentistry, Oral Surgery, & Dental Implants Specialist located in Panther Creek, The Woodlands, TX

If your smile needs some work because of missing, severely damaged, or decayed teeth, you may be able to restore it with dental implants. At Smile of the Woodlands located in The Woodlands, Texas, Serge Kupetz, DDS, offers dental implants to qualifying patients. Dental implants are titanium posts designed to act as artificial tooth roots in your jawbone. They provide the base for comfortable, attractive, and long-lasting artificial teeth. To learn more, contact Smile of the Woodlands online or over the phone today.

Implants Q & A

What are dental implants?

Dental implants are artificial tooth roots made from extremely durable titanium. Dr. Kupetz implants these titanium posts into your jawbone.

Once implanted and fully healed, dental implants are strong enough to anchor artificial teeth, such as crowns, bridges, or dentures.

What are the benefits of dental implants?

Dental implants offer a variety of benefits, including:

Comfort

Implants and the artificial teeth they hold fit snugly and securely. That provides a level of comfort and confidence that you can’t get with similar options, like traditional dentures. Likewise, they’re easier to eat and talk with.

Durability

Because dental implants actually fuse with your bone, they’re extremely durable. If you brush, floss, and schedule regular visits with Smile of the Woodlands for cleanings, your dental implants can last a lifetime. 

Improved oral health

Dental implants improve your oral health in numerous ways, including by preventing teeth shifting, bad bites, and jawbone loss. In addition, because they don’t require cement to hold them in place, you can floss between the artificial teeth attached to your implants. 

Are dental implants right for me?

Dental implants may be an advantageous choice for if you’ve lost teeth as a result of injury, disease, or decay. Dental implants may also be right for you if you want to replace damaged teeth.

For Dr. Kupetz to consider you for dental implants, your gums must be healthy and your jawbone needs to be strong enough to hold dental implants in place. If your bones aren't sufficiently healthy, they can’t fuse with the dental implants.

Dental implants may not be right for you if you’re a heavy smoker, if you have an uncontrolled chronic condition like diabetes or heart disease, or if you’re receiving radiation treatment for cancer in the head or neck area.

How long do dental implants take to heal?

After Dr. Kupetz implants your dental implants, your jawbone and gums begin to heal, and eventually, your implants fuse with your bone. That process can take up to several months.

While your implants and mouth are healing, you will most likely experience varying levels of soreness, particularly right after the initial procedure. However, you can mitigate your discomfort with over-the-counter medications like ibuprofen or acetaminophen. 

Once your mouth fully heals and your implants fuse with your jawbone, you return to Smile of the Woodlands for your artificial teeth, which your Dr. Kupetz attaches to the implant.

Dental implants are strong, reliable, versatile, and comfortable. To find out if you may be a candidate, contact Smile of the Woodlands online or over the phone today.