Learn About Bone Regrowth and Implants. Dr. David Arpin explains the latest advancements in bone regrowth.
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Mike Wiegenstein: You are watching Medical News Network, your trusted source for the latest in medical news and information. I am Mike Wiegenstein, thanks for joining us. On today’s show we take a very special look at osseointegration or bone grafting and dental implants. What’s new, how can it change your life. How can it help you, so if you are missing teeth wear dentures or you know somebody who does and stick around, you don’t want to miss what our guest has to say today. Female Speaker: Welcome to an educational and comprehensive discussion with today’s top medical experts, your trusted source for the latest in medical news and information. You are watching Medical News Network. Mike Wiegenstein: Welcome back, we are in studio with Dr. David Arpin. Dr. Arpin is a periodontist practicing in the Las Vegas Market. He is a member of the International Congress of Implantology, the American Academy of Implantology and the American Academy of Osseointegration, a small but selected group of dental professional specializing in the regrowth of bone and the implant placement. Dr. Arpin is also a nationally recognized leader in bone growth and regeneration. Dr. Arpin, welcome to the show. Dr. David Arpin: Thanks for the invite Mike. Mike Wiegenstein: Now I invited you on the show today because we talk a lot about on the show, I visit with the lot of doctors and I interview a lot of doctors with the latest topics available and one of the reasons I really want to talk to you is because of the new way that you are able to grow bone but before we get into that tell me little about yourself, you are in Vegas now, how did you end up in Vegas, tell me about your history. Dr. David Arpin: Well, I have been in practice for 17 years, 15 years as a specialist in periodontics with the focus on dental implants. I graduated at the University of California, San Francisco, did residency out in Chicago at North Western University, I practiced in San Francisco for a number of years and then I now practiced in Las Vegas. Mike Wiegenstein: Okay and I want to you practice with and to me it was a big issue and I made a comment to you are actually in practice with your wife. Dr. David Arpin: I practice in endodontic and periodontic office, that’s correct. Mike Wiegenstein: Okay and she is there to help you. Does it have a benefit for you having a specialist from another view point? Dr. David Arpin: It does because a lot of times the diagnosis from the endodontic specialty actually has a tremendous impact on what we do. So, it was always nice to have the consultation when somebody is right there in the office. Mike Wiegenstein: Do you think sometimes it allows you to help people that may not be able to help anyone. Dr. David Arpin: Absolutely and especially it allows us to intervene right then and there. Mike Wiegenstein: Alright, let’s get into the bone regrowth and the implants. First what are implants, we had a conversation about somebody that was obviously was confused about them. So, tell me in short that what is an implant and what can you do with it. Dr. David Arpin: Mike, I think people really want to have teeth that look and feel natural and chew like actual functioning teeth. Dental implant is actually just a it is anchored to the jaw bone in a similar fashion as a normal tooth and what happens is that we are able to place these implants virtually any place in the mouth that we want to grow. Mike Wiegenstein: You brought a video clip to show that. Dr. David Arpin: I did. Mike Wiegenstein: Okay, let’s take a look at the clip for quick and try to explain to me whats going on? Dr. David Arpin: Mike, with this is simply showing is that whether you are missing one tooth, two teeth, three teeth or all your teeth we now have the ability to be able to place the teeth that will look well, function well any place in the mouth. Mike Wiegenstein: So, you tell me somebody had dentures for 20 years, you can technically give them Dr. David Arpin: A full se