Dentures are a very popular tooth replacement option for patients who are missing several, most of, or all of their teeth. This is because they have numerous benefits, including being generally affordable, functional, and customized to be perfectly natural. When taking a look at the cost of dentures, there are a few different factors that will contribute to the price because not all of them are created equally. Read on to learn more about dentures and how to determine how much they will cost.
The type and quality of material used for your dentures will have a big impact on the cost of the restoration. For example, the least expensive dentures that you find are made from a brittle, pink plastic, and the teeth are made from the same material, but they’re colored white. With this type of denture, you will pay less but need to have them replaced again after just a couple years. By investing in dentures made with an acrylic body with replacement teeth crafted from acrylic or porcelain, they will be much stronger, look more natural, and last anywhere from 5 to 7 years.
Type of Dentures
There are several different types of dentures available depending on the number of teeth you are missing and where they are located in the mouth. If you still have healthy teeth, a partial denture is likely a better option, and it is generally more affordable than full dentures. Partial dentures only replace the missing teeth and lock onto your teeth that you still have. If you opt for dentures that are secured to the jaw by dental implants, this will ultimately cost more, but provide more long-term benefits, like additional stability and the prevention of bone loss.
Before you get your dentures, your dentist needs to examine your mouth for signs of infection, tooth decay, or previous dental work that could impede on the denture process. They will also search for other teeth that may need to be extracted before you can have your dentures placed. When determining the price of your dentures, you’ll need to consider the cost of extractions or other dental work you need ahead of time.
If you’re worried about the cost of dentures, talk to your dental team about your financial options. By discussing dental insurance and other payment options, you can create a plan that works best for you!
About the Author
Dr. Mike Asay earned his dental doctorate from the Baylor College of Dentistry on an academic scholarship after scoring in the 99th percentile on the Dental Admission Test. He is passionate about continuing education and takes plenty of advanced training courses, focusing primarily on dental implant placement, Invisalign, and Clear Correct. Currently, he is a proud member of numerous professional organizations, including the American Dental Association, Texas Dental Association, and Texas Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. For more information on dentures or to schedule a consultation at his office in Round Rock, visit his website or call (512) 244-2796.