Missing one tooth or many teeth can significantly impact your self-confidence, dental health, and even your ability to eat and speak.
At Holley Dental Group in Prattville, AL, we place and restore dental implants to fully rebuild compromised smiles.
Find out how Drs. Matthew D. Holley and Graham Mullins transform smiles around the Montgomery area with dental implants during a personal consultation.
What Are Dental Implants?
Implants — It is a common misconception that "dental implant" refers to an entire replacement tooth. The implant itself is a small post made of durable titanium that is embedded in the jawbone to replace the tooth root.
Abutments — An abutment is a metal component that securely connects an implant to a restoration.
Restorations — Restorations are crowns, bridges, or dentures. They connect to the abutment to achieve a complete replacement for a missing tooth.
We use this restorative solution to provide our Montgomery-area patients with complete, functional smiles that look indistinguishable from natural teeth.
Multiple Options to Meet a Range of Needs
Patients with a single missing tooth can choose this treatment to improve dental appearance, function, and jawbone strength. It consists of an implant, abutment, and a dental crown.
Dental implant-supported bridges are used to replace multiple consecutive teeth. This restorative solution usually requires two implants to support the dental bridge.
An implant-supported denture is an excellent choice for patients missing most or all of their teeth, or those who are looking for a reliable alternative to traditional dentures.
Why Choose Implant Dentures Over Traditional Dentures?
Comfort and Function
Dentures can be awkward, uncomfortable, and prone to slippage. Attaching dentures directly to your jaw with dental implants creates strength and stability, allowing you to speak clearly and eat whatever you want, whenever you want. Meanwhile, you can expect to need far fewer adjustments to implant dentures because the implants provide stimulation that halts the bone atrophy that normally follows tooth loss.
Traditional dentures require regular removal for cleaning, which can be a hassle and increase the risk of damaging your dentures. With dental implant-supported dentures, maintenance is no different from caring for natural teeth: just brush twice daily and floss at least once.
A Lasting Solution
Dentures do not last forever, but dental implants can last the rest of your life with proper care. Once you receive dental implants, they will remain in place and ready to support each successive set of dentures you require.
On the Cutting Edge of Dentistry Our Team Is Ready to Rebuild Your Smile
At Holley Dental Group, we use the most advanced dentistry techniques and technologies to provide truly modern dental care to our patients in the Montgomery area.
Our guided implant placement software allows us to develop fully individualized treatment plans and achieve the right position, angle, and depth of each individual dental implant for optimized results. To learn more about how we can use our state-of-the-art technology to make your smile look, feel, and function in a way that boosts your quality of life, contact us online or call us at:
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Factors That Can Affect Your Candidacy
Smoking has been shown to negatively affect your overall dental health and ability to heal efficiently after receiving dental implants. To minimize the risk of implant failure, we advise candidates to quit smoking or using other tobacco products a few months before implant placement surgery.
Periodontitis (Gum Disease)
Your gums must be in a healthy condition to support your new dental implants. If you are suffering from gum disease, we offer several periodontal treatments to restore your gum health and prepare your gum tissue for implants.
Insufficient Jawbone Density
If you have been missing a tooth for an extended period of time, it may have caused your jawbone to deteriorate to the point where it cannot support a dental implant. We can perform preparatory bone grafts and sinus lifts at our Prattville, AL, dental office to safely restore the area before your implant procedure.
Other Health Concerns
Some preexisting conditions can affect your body's ability to heal after surgery. If you have diabetes or another autoimmune disease, be sure to tell your Prattville dentist during your consultation. Many patients with controlled diabetes are candidates for dental implants.
Excellent Dentistry in Prattville See What a Dental Implant Patient Has to Say
"I had an implant installed. Dr. Holley and team are awesome with the way that they work together and bed side manner as well! Implant was not as big an ordeal as I went in to it thinking and Dr. Holley worked diligently and got the implant installed without an issue! It is nice to go to a dentist that can take care of all your dental needs in one place!" Jeff T., 5-Star Google Review
Full-Service Implant Dentistry Under One Convenient Roof in Prattville
Many dentists have to coordinate with a host of other dental professionals to carry out a patient's dental implant treatment plan in its entirety. This isn't the case at Holley Dental Group. Our dentists have the training and experience to conduct each step of the implant process for personalized service and superior continuity of care.
Whether you need a preparatory bone graft, complex full-arch replacement, custom restorations, or restoration replacement, our Prattville team is the one to visit. If you're ready to get your functional smile back, we'd truly love to work with you. Send us an online message or give us a call at:
Are Dental Implants Covered by Insurance?
Dental implants and abutments are almost never covered by insurance, but dental restorations for implants are commonly covered. Holley Dental Group in Prattville accepts most types of insurance, and we can verify your coverage ahead of time.
We want to make it easy for you to manage out-of-pocket expenses related to this life-changing treatment, so we also gladly accept dental financing through CareCredit®. You can apply for a low or no-interest loan, depending on your credit history, and repay it in monthly installments that don't strain your budget.
Do Implants Really Last for Life?
Yes! Dental implants made from durable titanium stand the test of time and offer you decades of use. While it's true that any restorations they support will eventually need to be replaced, the process is easier than you may think. Our Prattville dentists can use the designs of your current restorations for the fabrication of brand-new replacement teeth when the time comes. We'll be able to remove your old restoration and replace it with the improved version during one quick and pain-free visit to our office.
Providing the Finest Dental Care to the Montgomery Area
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