Dental implant patients in Houston are raving about the remarkable level of patient care and expertise at Houston Dental Implants, Oral Surgery and Periodontics and Dr. Holly Gregory.
Since Dr. Gregory began her practice in Houston several years ago, she has cultivated a reputation in the area as one of Houston’s finest dental implant and oral surgeons. She insists on providing comprehensive care from start to finish for her dental implant patients and utilizes only the finest and strongest materials for her implants and prosthetics.
Her state-of-the-art facility in Humble, Texas, is just one of the many benefits to her patients along with leading-edge technology and equipment and her professional and caring staff.
Dr. Gregory’s success is not surprising, considering her background. She graduated with a 4.0 in genetics at the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics from Texas A&M University and went on to graduate first in her class from Baylor College of Dentistry in Dallas, Texas.
She then trained at one of the finest periodontal programs in the nation at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio and is board certified as an official Diplomate of the American Academy of Periodontology.
Her kind demeanor and sparkling personality shine through as she goes about her day treating patients, and it doesn’t go unnoticed.
“Dr. Gregory has a quality that incites admiration. Within minutes she showed that she has a caring attitude and is concerned about you and your health,” said one of her dental implant patients. “If you do have any major work completed, she takes it a step further—she follows up with a phone call to you to see how you are doing … How many (doctors) do that?”
One of the many things that differentiates Dr. Gregory and Houston Dental Implants from other oral surgeons is her comprehensive approach to dental care. Many patients would first see a family dentist for a serious dental issue. The dentist would then refer the patient to a surgeon for surgical procedures. Once the procedure was complete, the surgeon would subsequently refer the patient back to their family dentist for all follow-up care.
Dr. Gregory prefers to see her patients through the surgical and prosthetic process from beginning to end instead of having patients bounce between surgery and family dental offices. She performs the initial consultation herself and, as a result, is able to recommend more comprehensive treatment plans for her patients and offers them better long-term solutions.
After surgery, she performs all postoperative care as well, and continues to follow up with patients annually after completing the dental implant process.
“What I enjoy most about my work is being able to follow my patients throughout their entire implant process and continue their care for years to come,” says Dr. Gregory. “I feel a great sense of accomplishment when I see my patients come back with renewed self-confidence and pride in their new smiles. It’s a great feeling.”
Dr. Gregory’s New Teeth in One Day plan is another unique idea that sets her apart from other doctors in her area. This is a plan for patients who have lost their teeth or are facing tooth loss to have a set of teeth that look and function like natural teeth.
Patients come in with serious dental issues and many times, sore and infected gums. They leave with a beautiful set of implant-supported teeth that look, feel, and chew like natural teeth.
Of the offices that offer this service in her area, Dr. Gregory is one of the few who offers two sets of final bridgework. Patients get a temporary set the day of surgery, but they also get a final set once healing is complete. The permanent set of teeth is important as it has a strong titanium substructure with a reinforced overlay of beautiful teeth to protect the implants from infection and provide a durable chewing solution and more esthetic long-term result. It is important to note that not all implants are created equally.
What to Ask about Implants
- Will the surgery be completed by a board-certified periodontal/oral surgeon and not a family dentist?
- Will the surgery office provide yearly follow-up care?
- What is the quality of the implants? Are they name brand or “knock off” brand implants?
- What is the treatment cost—start to finish?
In addition to dental implants, Dr. Gregory is among the few oral surgeons in the area who perform the advanced LANAP (Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure)—a revolutionary new treatment for gum disease.
Periodontal infection is dangerous to the health and has been linked to heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and birth complications. Dr. Gregory is currently preparing to become one of the elite few instructors in the nation to perform the LANAP technique.
LANAP is a leading-edge periodontal treatment designed to treat infected tissues surrounding the teeth without incisions, bone grafting, or stitches. Unlike many dentists in the area who offer laser gum disease treatment using hand-held lasers, which may burn gums and damage sensitive tissue, Dr. Gregory utilizes the PerioLase, a sophisticated, minimally invasive laser tool designed to treat infection with laser light used to target the pigmented color in the bacteria found in the infected area.
Patients can choose to be sedated during the procedure, and the gum tissue is anesthetized, so the entire process involves minimal discomfort, especially when compared with less advanced procedures, which require cutting away damaged tissue with a blade.
A LANAP patient of Dr. Gregory’s remarked, “It was pretty much pain free, with no after effects. All my doubts and fears have now gone, knowing that such surgery exists and that there is such a professional, gentle, compassionate and learned doctor in Dr. Gregory.”
When Dr. Gregory is not treating patients, she enjoys spending time with her husband and three young children. She loves cooking and baking for her family. She also enjoys giving back to her community and donates her time and resources to Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Star of Hope, Cornerstone Recovery, and St. Jude.
List of Services
- Dental Implants
- New Teeth in One Day
- The 4 Implant Bridge—No More Dentures
- Laser Treatments
- Gum Grafting[/one_half]
- Tooth Extraction
- The Perio Tray
- Denture Alternatives
- Gummy Smile Correction
- Sedation for Relaxation[/one_half_last]
Call (281) 446-9157 now for a free dental implant consultation—a $375 value. Offer expires 4/30/16 or visit NEHoustonImplants.com for more information. Se habla Español.
Holly J. Gregory, DDS, MS
19502 McKay Boulevard, Suite 202
Humble, Texas 77338
Text: Candace Hutto
Photo: AR White Photography