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 using dental implants.
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
Single tooth replacement
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
Those who use dentures know that they can be awkward, uncomfortable, and prone to slippage. Attaching your dentures directly to your jaw with dental implants achieves a strong, stable set of teeth, allowing you to speak clearly and to eat and drink 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
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:
"Gentle hands, great work." Read Why Prattville Trusts Us
Just had my first major work done (for me anyway) 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!View On Google
I had a very good experience here. I came in as an emergency patient in so much pain and they treated me like a previous patient. From the 1st initial phone call, to the front desk greeting, to Chelsea and Dr. Mullins, everyone was great, and the staff was very nurturing and caring. My husband was so impressed he said we are changing to this place. So Holley Dental I hope you have room for two more.View On Google
Factors That Can Affect Your Candidacy
Smoking can 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, 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.
The Path to Dental Implants
Take a look at how our Prattville practice serving Greater Montgomery places and restores dental implants:
Providing the Finest Dental Care to the Montgomery Area
Again folks at Holley Dental were great. Friendly and professional staff. Good experience doing a great job with my implant.View On Google
The staff is so friendly and professional. They always make me feel very comfortable. They take the time to explain everything. I love that!!! Dr. Holley is awesome!!!! Gentle hands, great work. I highly recommend this dentist!View On Google