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YOU OWE IT TO YOURSELF to consult with Dr. Chris BEFORE you make a decision on how to proceed, should you be in need of dental assistance. I have had dental issues for as long as I can remember, starting with dozens of cavities as a young child, and root canals and extractions in the late 1990s. What I didn't know was that the absence of teeth results in loss of bone - "resorption" - fairly rapidly. By the time I started looking for a permanent fix to my dental issues in late 2014, I was in deep trouble. I consulted with a number of dentists, prosthodontists and oral maxillofacial surgeons, both locally in Scottsdale, Arizona and with international leaders in the field, including Paulo Malo in Lisbon who "authored" the All on 4 dental implant technique. They were unanimous in their opinions. Prognosis for the remaining teeth - upper and lower - was extremely poor and the remaining teeth should be removed so the advanced periodontal disease could be dealt with. The proposed solutions varied - ranging from the "classic" approach of sinus lift surgery to replace the bone at the rear of the upper jaw, and full arch implants over an 18 month period, to the "All-on-4" technique which would deal with removal of the teeth, the placement of the implants, and the installation of temporary upper and lower prostheses all during a single procedure. The first decision to make was which approach to take. Three weeks of significant research, including long term success rates, possible complications, etc. led me to the conclusion that the "All-on-4" approach was the best for me - even though due to my severe bone loss I would need two zygomatic implants in the rear of the upper jaw. The next, and most important decision to make, was who would be the best provider to do the procedure. Once again, research time. Online reviews, qualifications, articles authored, teaching other dental professionals, pretty much any information I could obtain on the eight candidates on my short list. It came down to a choice of two. Paulo Malo in Lisbon, and Chris Winterholler in Scottsdale. Chris had been to Lisbon to train with Malo, and was very well experienced with cases such as mine, having performed hundreds of "All-on-4s" over the past several years here in Scottsdale. The selection process was grueling - and I have no intention of bashing any of the local candidates - but what I will state, CATEGORICALLY, is that YOU OWE IT TO YOURSELF to consult with Dr. Chris BEFORE you make a decision on how to proceed, should you be in need of dental assistance. There is NO FEE for the consultation, and Dr. Chris and his staff will take as much time as is needed to make sure all of your questions are answered, and that you fully understand your situation and the proposed treatment plan. I chose to have Chris Winterholler do my procedure. Tuesday, January 13th saw me arrive at the Desert Mirage Surgery Center (an excellent facility) bright and early at 6am. The procedure was underway by 730am and I was awake and walking out of the facility some 7 hours later - with - as promised - upper and lower full arches! My wife and my father are both very impressed with the results - telling me how great my new teeth look - and encouraging me to smile. :-) Those that know me, know that I'm very objective when it comes to evaluating service providers, and it's extremely rare for me to deliver high praise on every aspect of an experience with a medical provider, but Winterholler Dentistry truly deserves the highest praise I can give them. Their facilities are convenient. Their technology is state-of-the-art. Their staff treats you like best friends. As another reviewer stated "Once you have been here there is no need to look anywhere else." I wholeheartedly agree!
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