Dental Implants vs Dentures in Las Vegas, NV
If you are under the age of 65 and wearing a denture Balle & Associates should perform an immediate implant evaluation because after the age of 65, no insurer or Medicare will cover this medically necessary surgery which then becomes an out of pocket expense for the patient. This alone can cause the cost to get your teeth back to double!
Effects of Wearing a Partial Denture: “The Roller-Coaster” Effect
The three pictures above show a side view of a human jaw. The first picture shows a normal jaw with teeth in it. The second picture shows what happens to the jaw bone shortly after three extractions. The bone melts away. With time the bone loss becomes more extensive from not having teeth and the partial denture resting on the bone. And the final picture shows this eventual bone loss. In addition, the clasps on the partial denture eventually cause the front teeth, holding the denture to get loose and to be lost. In minor cases, bone grafts are taken from another spot in the jaw to move to the damaged area. In severe cases, Dr. Balle has to go to the hip to get enough bone to replace what is missing