Learn about the latest technology in Implant Therapy. Las Vegas leading Implantologist, Dr. Travis Perkins continues his discussion on Dental Implant advances and uses.
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Mike Wiegenstein: Is it that risk of a secondary cut. Dr. Travis Perkins: Right. Mike Wiegenstein: You are telling me of this one. Dr. Travis Perkins: Completely eliminated with this but let me show you. Mike Wiegenstein: It will cut. Dr. Travis Perkins: Take out your hand here. Mike Wiegenstein: Now its okay. Dr. Travis Perkins: No sir, you know watch watch, come on. Mike Wiegenstein: Well, come on I trust you and I believe you but if it cuts bone, there is a bone in my finger. Dr. Travis Perkins: No, you will be surprised to watch this. Mike Wiegenstein: What, it doesn’t do anything? Dr. Travis Perkins: No, doesn’t but I take this up to a hard substance watch what will happen, that will cut right down through your. Mike Wiegenstein: It’s going right through the bone. Dr. Travis Perkins: Yeah, did you see that? Mike Wiegenstein: So, it is that gives your patients, I thought big investment just to not have to worry about accidentally cut them a little bit. Dr. Travis Perkins: Exactly, and that’s a huge investment but to me. Mike Wiegenstein: Is that necessary? Do you need that kind of equipment to do what you do? Dr. Travis Perkins: There is probably one in a hundred offices in America with one of those. Mike Wiegenstein: So, why do you have one? Dr. Travis Perkins: The safety unlike the fact that patient can feel comfortable with me, can trust me that their safety is one of my highest priorities. Mike Wiegenstein: And you specifically said to me that the level of quality or the level of treatment you provide you know you don’t need this to do what you do but you need it to do at the level you do it. Dr. Travis Perkins: That’s correct. Mike Wiegenstein: And do their patients appreciate that? Dr. Travis Perkins: Absolutely. Mike Wiegenstein: Do you like to think over new stuff because you have lasers here, you have the -- talked about you got all the little toys and is that something that you I mean obviously I do -- but do you enjoy the fact because you are an implant practice because you don’t have to spend your money trying to fulfill 80 different roles that most of your stuff is being bringing people the best quality implants up, do you like the fact that it gives you the ability to have the latest greatest stuff? Dr. Travis Perkins: Oh, yes, of course. Mike Wiegenstein: Playing with the toys -- Female Speaker: We have been in business for 25 years in Las Vegas. I only use the best materials that are available in the highest grades Zirconia that you can make, the highest grade titanium where the abutments everything is just very high end. The materials that are higher end have more translucencies or more natural characterizations like a natural tooth would have. Therefore you are going to get a crown that looks like a real tooth rather than a crown that just looks like one solid color or you know the higher end materials you use to more natural of a crown you have to be able to work with the materials also designing the abutment to come out of the tissue looking like a prep like your normal tooth would be if it was ground down to a prep that’s what really makes the crown come out of your mouth looking natural. Dr. Perkins and I like to be on exact same page when we are starting a case. So, I know what he and the patient want to get easiest Dr. Aron had to work with because of that because of the fact that he brings me in the beginning we talk about everything where we are constantly communicating about results that we wanted to and his ability to place an implant is so good and patients rave about how comfortable they are. He makes everybody extremely comfortable. He keeps them very educated. He really knows how to tell a patient what they are getting done and why they need this and what’s going to happen to them you know when they finish with the procedure. Why no ones if they had them done from Dr. Perkins they are very pleased with how easy it was and how little pain they had. My father is an example, he had one place fr
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