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Mike Wiegenstein: Welcome to a very special edition of Medical News Network, your trusted source for the latest in medical and dental information. I'm Mike Wiegenstein and thanks for joining us. We got a very special opportunity today to bring our cameras back to the office of the doctor we first interviewed in studio a few years ago to find out what's new in dental implants, what's changed, what has technology done? What can be done now that may be couldn't be done a few years ago and between you and I, I think you are going to be amazed. So if you like to be better educated find out if may be you or loved ones are candidate now, when may be just a few years ago you were or you just want to know what's going on. My advice sit back, get comfortable and I'll see you inside. Female Host: 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. Dr. Travis Perkins: Welcome back Mike. Mike Wiegenstein: That's great to see you, thank you for having me up today. Dr. Travis Perkins: My pleasure, well sit down. Mike Wiegenstein: Oh thank you. I came back and again I think to discuss what's changed since I first talked to you a few years ago in studio. I was amazed at some of the things you told me, you obviously your practices changed; you are now the Nevada implant? Dr. Travis Perkins: Nevada Institute Implant & Dentistry. Mike Wiegenstein: And your practice now is basically just implants. Dr. Travis Perkins: That's correct. Mike Wiegenstein: Other dentists in town send you patients preferable patients you also do something that is basically a loss start, lot of people its not being done I guess because they are called subperiosteal, single implant people lost about a bone. Dr. Travis Perkins: That's correct is becoming a loss start in the US. Mike Wiegenstein: Why do you think that is, I mean now with and here is the thing and I really want to talk to you about this and I don't mean to touch off with since I spoke to you last, it appears this marketing in general and all across the nation dentists seem to be growing like wild flowers and everyone of them now seems to be an expert in implant dentistry. They all have, so we do implants and I will ask because there was a commercial on TV recently and it showed a couple of tennis players and they were hitting the ball back and fourth and then one fan ran under the field and then another one and pretty soon was everybody was on the field. There were thousands of people nobody get the ball, it was just a mass, when everybody plays and nobody wins meaning that there is really no concise who specializes in this stuff and obviously you do just implants why do you think that the subperiosteal is being a lost or first explain to me everybody what it is? Dr. Travis Perkins: Your analogy by the way, but I think the subperiosteal implants becoming a loss start mostly from monitory reasons and second this is very complicated. Mike Wiegenstein: Why you did say know I was surprised one its for people basically who have a lot of bone loss may be don't have a bone for implants when you don't want to have that the bone augmentation and go, because that can be painful sometime, they don't want to go through all that but they want it so its one single implant, one surgery right. It wraps and actually hold to the bone. Dr. Travis Perkins: That's right. Mike Wiegenstein: I was surprised to find out by doing that is actually a less expensive way of securing a denture than putting in 4, 6 or 8 implants but you are telling me it's a much more, is that it is just much more technically challenging. Dr. Travis Perkins: It's very technically challenging. Yes, then its for people who exactly what you say if there is so much bone loss and we are on the verge of not being able to really graft very well or replace the bone or receptacle about that procedure and if we were to place
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