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The Real Cost of Dentures

Posted in Dentures

Wouldn’t it be cheaper to just get dentures and be done with expensive dental work for good?

Before you make any drastic decisions, make sure you know exactly what dentures will cost you when it’s all said and done.

How Much Dentures Cost

A good quality denture that looks natural and feels comfortable can cost around an average of $2,000, depending on where you live. That’s just for one plate. You may pay twice that amount to wear both an upper and lower denture.

Having dental insurance or a financing plan can make dentures more affordable. Even so, you might suffer a bit of sticker shock when you find out how much a new denture could cost up front.

Other Costs Associated with Dentures

In addition to the denture itself, you’ll also need to pay for various diagnostics, temporary prosthetics, and all services related to extracting any remaining teeth. These can then add up to the overall cost of your denture planning.

Extracting all of your teeth in favor of getting dentures might not be the cheapest option, after all.

Lifetime Denture Maintenance

Having dentures doesn’t free you from your daily oral care routine. If anything, you may have to spend more time each day on cleaning your denture than you now do on brushing and flossing. Good denture care is essential to preventing infections and bad breath.

Dentures also negatively impact the way you taste and chew foods, and the way you speak.

Are you ready to make all of these sacrifices when your natural teeth could be preserved after all?

Dentures may be the best solution for some people but that doesn’t make them an immediate go-to for someone with dental problems. Ask your dentist about the healthiest and most cost-effective treatment options available for you.

Posted on behalf of:
Laguna West Dental Care
9098 Laguna Main St Ste 8
Elk Grove, CA 95758
(916) 683-7300

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