Dentures are a great way to replace several or a whole mouth full of missing teeth. they give you back about 20-25% of your bite power, which makes it easier for you to eat certain foods to get the nutrition you need to maintain a healthy smile and body. If you’re considering getting dentures, you may be wondering how much it will cost. Read on to learn about four factors that impact the cost of dentures so you can get an idea of how expensive your new restorations will be.
Factor #1: Preparatory Treatments
Before having dentures placed, you will need to have a consultation with your dentist so they can examine your oral cavity. This will allow them to determine if there are any issues that could affect the dentures process, such as infections, decay on remaining teeth, or previous dental work. They will recommend preparatory dental work based on their findings, like extractions or gum disease therapy.
If you don’t have any oral health issues that need to be treated, your dentist will give you the OK to proceed with the dentures process. Any treatments you need to get before dentures will add to the total cost.
Factor #2: What They’re Made Out Of
Dentures can be made from several materials, such as resin, nylon, acrylic, porcelain, or metal. The quality of the materials and the type that are used to make your dentures will largely influence how much they cost. Cheaper dentures will have a lower upfront cost, but they are often made from brittle plastic and will need to be replaced much sooner than one’s made from higher-quality materials. Pricier dentures usually have an acrylic body, and the teeth are made from either porcelain or the same material. Not only are they a lot stronger, but they also look more natural and can last five to seven years as long as you care for them properly.
Factor #3: Type of Dentures
If you are missing some but not all of your natural teeth, you’ll want to get partial dentures. If you’re missing all of your teeth, you’ll need a set of full dentures. Partials cost less than full dentures since they only have to replace some teeth and attach to your remaining ones.
Factor #4: Insurance Coverage
If you have dental insurance, your plans will likely include at least partial restorative treatment coverage. That means that as much as 50% of the cost of dentures will likely be covered by your insurance plan.
Even so, you will still be responsible for paying any co-pays or deductibles. There are also annual maximum coverage limits, which means that getting your dentures after you’ve had other procedures may result in considerably less coverage. You can also ask your dentist about financing options if you don’t have insurance so you don’t have to pay for the entire treatment upfront.
There is a range of factors that affect the cost of dentures. Discuss these factors and any questions or concerns you have with your dentist at your next appointment to ensure that your new smile is as inexpensive as possible!
About the Practice
Donlands Family Dentistry takes pride in helping patients achieve healthy, happy, and brag-worthy smiles. If you’re missing several or all of your teeth, they offer lifelike dentures to fill in the gaps and help you regain your confidence in your smile. before you know it, you’ll be sporting a gorgeous grin you love. To schedule an appointment with Donlands Family Dentistry or for more information on the cost of dentures, visit their website or call their office at 416-551-5224.