Dentistry has made amazing progress in the development of treatment modalities concerning the science and art of tooth replacement as well as integrating biomaterials into improved dental aesthetics and function. Dental implant therapy is an incredible combination of surgery, prosthetics and art to provide remedies for patients that in the not to distant past had no recourse but to go with out teeth or teeth that came out.
In 1988, I was accepted to a dental implant residency in Dearborn Michigan under the instruction of Dr. Carl Misch, a renowned practitioner and innovator of dental implants and realized this would become the passion for my career. It was my good fortune to have the opportunity to study and develop the skills necessary in this field under his guidance. In 2014, I was invited to take over his practice in Beverly Hills Mi., to allow him to focus entirely on teaching at his implant institute. Thus the beginning of Advanced Implant and Cosmetic Dentistry.
Today more than 30 million Americans are denture wearers and 75% of people over the age of 50 are missing at least one tooth. By placing dental implants these patients can dramatically change their quality of life by stabilizing or eliminating their dentures all together with fixed teeth enabling them to eat the foods they couldn’t before. Studies have shown this improvement in nutrition can vastly improve your health and add years to your life span.
One of my favorite questions to ask patients at their first appointment is “How can I make you smile today?” Many people are dissatisfied with the appearance of their teeth and become introverted and lack self confidence. Our office provides all of the latest technology and techniques available in cosmetic dentistry for restoring natural teeth to create that smile you always wanted. Truly one of the best rewards a dentist can receive is to witness the transformation of a shy individual who was afraid to smile, to a confident outgoing person who is smiling at every opportunity.
Dr. H. Karl Winter