Dental Tips Blog

Mar
30

How Much Does it Cost to Get Dentures?

Posted in Dentures

For some folks, dentures are a costly investment.

If you are deciding whether or not to get false teeth, you’re understandably worried about the investment.

Take a minute to consider what dentures actually cost and then decide for yourself – are they really worth it to you?

What Factors In?

Dentures never come at a one-price-fits-all deal. They can range in cost from a few hundred dollars to nearly $8,000. The price varies depending on how detailed your dentures are, what they’re made from, where you get them from, and how much your insurance covers.

Besides the dentures themselves, you’re looking at expenses for:

  • Evaluations and x-rays
  • Manufacturing fees
  • Adjustments and relines
  • Surgery or extractions (if needed)

Clearly, it gets a little tricky to estimate the cost of dentures!

If you still have plenty of fully functioning teeth left, don’t be in a hurry to get them pulled. You could save a lot more money by just taking care of the teeth you have rather than exchanging them for dentures.

On the other hand, just deciding to go ahead with dentures could be the wiser route. That’s only if you would be throwing away cash to repair teeth with no hope of staying intact for long.

Are Dentures Right for You?

Bear in mind that the “cost” of dentures involves more than just the price tag.

Before making a decision, you’ll need to think about what you may sacrifice by getting (or not getting) dentures. Carefully weigh your priorities and get some help in determining the right choice for you.

Contact your dentist to get a full dental check-up as well as a treatment cost estimate for dentures or other options like implants.

Posted on behalf of:
Kennesaw Mountain Dental Associates
1815 Old 41 Hwy NW #310
Kennesaw, GA 30152
(770) 927-7751

Jan
10

Lessons on Oral Hygiene from George Washington’s Denture

Posted in Dentures

We’ve all heard about Washington’s wooden dentures. But what most people don’t know is that they weren’t actually made of wood.

George Washington wore many dentures throughout the course of his life, none of which were made from the porcelain and acrylic we have today. Washington’s dentures were primarily made from hippopotamus ivory, lead, gold plate, and teeth from cows, horses, and possibly some of his own slaves.

Like George Washington, you may not be thrilled at the prospect of losing teeth. But happily, we have much more comfortable and attractive denture options available today.

Take Care Of Your Denture!

One of George Washington’s dentists had to reprimand him on how much port wine he consumed – he was evidently drinking enough to be staining his dentures.

If you have a denture, you certainly expect it to serve you well while you eat. Just remember to clean it daily, scrubbing and soaking it to avoid stain and bacteria accumulation.

Make Your Natural Teeth Last

Washington had his last natural tooth pulled at 60 years of age (mind you, that was without any anesthetic!). Most folks today can expect to keep more teeth than that when they turn 60, thanks to improvements in dentistry. Emphasis on fluoride and preventative care have also made a big difference in the life expectancy of a person’s smile.

You have to do your part to make your teeth last as long as possible. Daily brushing and flossing are essential, even if you don’t have many teeth left. Get more tips from your dentist on how to save your natural teeth.

Posted on behalf of:
Dentistry of Kingwood
1520 Greek Oak Pl, Suite B
Kingwood, TX 77339
(281) 358-2191

Jul
18

How to Get Affordable Dentures

Posted in Dentures

After hearing you need dentures, it can be hard to know where you should start.

Don’t just settle for the cheapest price you see advertised on the Internet. Before making a decision, make sure you understand how to get the best value for your budget. In many cases, there are hidden costs involved that you might not know about.

When Cheaper Is Not Better

Be wary of deals that sound “too good to be true.”

They probably are.

Dentistry is not cheap, so a shockingly low price indicates a lack of quality materials.

What’s more, that price tag may seem reasonable, but don’t forget about the other expenses associated with getting a denture:

  • Diagnostic fees
  • Lab fees
  • Adjustments
  • Repairs
  • Tooth extraction
  • Relines

Benefits Of A Quality Denture

Starting at about $800, you have a wide variety of denture options that can help you strike a balance between quality and cost.

A quality denture can give you:

  • A durable smile
  • Security and comfort
  • Natural-looking teeth
  • Free maintenance appointments
  • An included warranty

Shop Around

You’ll find the best deal on dentures just by taking your time to look around.

Visit your dentist to learn what kind of tooth replacement appliance you need. Once you know what to look for, it’s easier to get an idea of the price. You may consider visiting a denture provider in another area because the economy allows for lower prices there.

Financial Help For Dentures

Look into government financial aid programs to see if you qualify. Additionally, most dental offices offer CareCredit or in-office financing to make the treatment you need more accessible. Ask your dentist about these options.

Posted on behalf of:
ABQ Dentures
2010 Wyoming Blvd NE
Albuquerque, NM 87112
(505) 933-7794

Nov
28

How to Get the Best Deal on Dentures

Posted in Dentures

Not all “fake” teeth are one and the same. Like other dental procedure, dentures vary in price and quality.

Everyone wants a good deal. How can you find cheap or affordable dentures of good quality?

Who Will You See?

Where you start your search will affect the final cost. A prosthodontist is an expert who specializes in dentures. Many general dentists offer dentures of a good quality at a lower rate.

Whoever you visit make sure you ask questions about the breakdown of cost, what materials are used, and whether full or partial dentures are right for you. It’s okay to shop around and get different opinions!

Get Them Made Right The First Time

Basically, you get what you pay for. Going cheaper usually means sacrificing quality in terms of the materials used.

A higher price tag includes important features like a warranty for years (in the event of an accident) and a number of complimentary visits for fine-tuning. It might sound higher-end in the short-term, but it could really pay off down the road!

How Will You Pay?

Before agreeing to a quoted price, make sure you check with your insurance for any denture benefits.

Contact your local community health centers, Medicaid, and your local health department to find out what benefits are available in area. It’s much better to gather all your resources this way than to settle for a low-quality arrangement that could only cause you problems down the road.

Get the Most Out of Your Denture

The best way to get every penny out of your denture is to take care of it and make sure it continues to fit properly. Worn, damaged dentures can do you more harm than good. Contact your local dentist for more tips on denture shopping.

Posted on behalf of:
Dr. C Family Dentistry
13514 E 32nd Ave
Spokane Valley, WA 99216
(509) 591-9317

 

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