Just like making any other major purchase, you want to fully understand all the costs associated with dentures before you plan on getting them.
What You Might Pay for a Denture
The tricky part with estimating denture costs is that they vary widely. You could pay anywhere from $300 to nearly $5,000 per upper or lower denture. However, typically the average cost for dentures is somewhere $1,000 – $3,000 per plate (before insurance kicks in.)
Denture costs depend on where the denture is made, what it’s made from, the experience of the dentist, the cost of living in your area, and the technique used to make it.
Immediate dentures, for example, are usually more expensive than traditional ones.
Additionally, you’ll have to ask your dentist what other procedures are included in the quoted price. Does the cost cover just the denture, or does it also include extractions and such that go along with it?
Cost of Maintaining a Denture
Keep in mind that replacing a denture you’ve lost or broken is essentially the same as buying a new one. It worthwhile to keep your current denture in good shape.
A denture reline is a procedure that adjusts your denture to comfortably fit the current shape of your gums and jawbone. You’ll probably need a reline or two within the first few months of getting a denture. After that, your denture may need adjustment every two to five years.
Denture relines can cost around $300 – $400. Add to this the cost of denture cleaning supplies. Soaking solutions, denture brushes, storage cases, and possibly even an adhesive may add up to regular monthly expenses.
Getting a denture is an investment. But it’s not your only option. Talk with your dentist for more information on denture costs and alternatives.
Posted on behalf of:
Mansouri Family Dental Care & Associates
4720 Lower Roswell Rd
Marietta, GA 30068
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