Dr. Gregory was featured in the “Super Docs” issue (March 2016) of “Living Magazine. ” Here is the article from pages 26-27. Read the actual magazine article here!
Houston Dental Implants Oral Surgery & Periodontics
DR. HOLLY GREGORY
Facing the reality of losing all your teeth at once certainly conjures a plethora of not-so good emotions. But at Houston Dental Implants, Holly J. Gregory, DDS, MS puts every patient at ease with her calming demeanor and honest commitment to providing the best possible care. For patients losing their teeth and for those who no longer wish to deal with the difficulties of dentures, Dr. Gregory offers the advanced “Teeth in a Day” procedure, where patients can come in and leave with a bright, new smile—one they are proud to show off.
These implant-supported teeth, unlike dentures, are not removable at home. They look, feel and chew like natural teeth. “This is our WOW surgery that patients get really excited about,” said Dr. Gregory. The periodontist—who grew up in Texas and graduated top of her class from Texas A&M and first in her class at Baylor College of Dentistry in Dallas, has reason to be enthusiastic. “It’s literally new teeth in one day; they’re strong, healthy and predictable,” Dr. Gregory said.
After this procedure, during which four implants are surgically placed and serve as highly secure anchors for bridges, patients will have the freedom to eat whatever they want—even apples and carrots. There is no embarrassing recovery period without teeth, no loose dentures at social functions and no bad odor or taste from infected natural teeth.
At Houston Dental Implants, which serves Spring and Champions, Kingwood, Humble, and Atascocita areas, Dr. Gregory offers only the best when it comes to the “New Teeth in a Day” procedure. Many practices only offer one set of all-plastic (acrylic) teeth, but this is unacceptable to Dr. Gregory because plastic teeth are porous and can grow bacteria and fungus. “My patients all receive two complete sets of teeth. When one set needs to be cleaned or rejuvenated, the patient wears their other set and never has to go without their teeth,” she explained.
“It’s so rewarding to rebuild a patient’s smile when they have been struggling with infected and unappealing natural teeth or old-fashioned dentures for years,” Dr. Gregory added. Some patients even bring in pictures of when they were younger so that Dr. Gregory can replicate that youthful smile for her patients.
Once the decisions about the appearance of the teeth have been made, she creates the final structures using only top-of-the-line materials and three-dimensional imaging technology so that her patients can achieve exactly the smile they deserve with incredible, long-lasting results. “I’ve been doing this long enough to know that it’s absolutely worthwhile to use nothing but the finest implants, grafting materials and bridge materials,” Dr. Gregory—who’s been in practice for 10 years—said. “This should last them for the rest of their lives.”
Unlike most oral surgeons, Dr. Gregory sees her patients once a year following surgery and takes co-ownership of work accomplished. “It’s one of my favorite things about my practice, the relationships I forge with patients over the years and the joy we share in keeping them healthy and smiling.”
In addition to the “Teeth in a Day” procedure, Dr. Gregory, who is a board-certified official Diplomate of the American Academy of Periodontology, is passionate about being one of the first in the area to offer state-of-the-art, non-invasive laser treatments for gum disease around teeth and dental implants. One in three adults has genetic gum infection, also called periodontal disease, and laser treatment replaces the old “cut-and-sew” technique for treating this condition. Laser treatment requires no incisions or stitches and patients can typically return to work the very same day. “It’s more comfortable than older surgery techniques, it’s less invasive, and it works. I love seeing the relief on patient’s faces when they know they don’t have to go through surgery.”
Meet The Dentist
As a child, Dr. Gregory dressed up as the Tooth Fairy for Halloween. Becoming a dentist was something she knew she wanted to do even at such a tender age. “I’ve always liked teeth,” she said. “It’s been a life-long love kind of thing.”
Dr. Gregory graduated with a 4.0 in Genetics at the Department of Biochemistry/ Biophysics at Texas A&M University before attending Baylor College of Dentistry. She expanded on her training at the University of Texas of Health Science Center in San Antonio, which offers one of the best periodontal programs in the country. After all her schooling, she practiced for a time in San Antonio before returning to the Houston area with her husband and three small children to be close to family.
Dr. Gregory’s professional approach is simple: she spends time getting to know her patients and helping them overcome any fears they might have. She understands how important it is to make good decisions for those in her care and she strives to bolster confidence in patients who’ve previously had bad experiences at dentists. Additionally, she’s proud to have her own outpatient facility. Some surgeons can only do their surgeries at hospitals, which drives up the cost of treatment. “Patients pay less when they come to see me because they don’t have hospital fees,” she said.
Dr. Gregory sees patients of all ages in addition to her surgery practice for yearly dental examinations and cleanings. She is proud to work with the most talented family dentists and orthodontists in the area. When asked what is the greatest compliment she’s ever received from a patient, Dr. Gregory said simply, “When people come in and then bring back their children or another loved one as patients, that is the greatest compliment to me. It means they trust me enough to refer people they love to my practice. That means everything.”
If you are struggling with your teeth and seek specialist state-of-the-art care, please call 281-446-9157 and set up an appointment today. Let Dr. Gregory and her caring staff put you at ease and help you achieve the smile of a lifetime.