Dentures, otherwise known as false or artificial teeth, are one of the most common tooth replacement options. When all or the majority of the teeth are missing or damaged, dentures can provide a functional alternative with a natural appearance.
If you’re considering getting dentures, you may be wondering how much they cost. There are many factors that affect the price, from the type of dentures you get to the way they are made. Here’s what you can expect when it comes to the cost of dentures.
Average Cost of Dentures by Type
- Traditional dentures. When all of the teeth in your upper or lower jaw need to be replaced, traditional dentures are one option. They attach to your gums with suction or adhesives. Traditional dentures range in quality based on materials and the way they are made.
- Basic: $600-$1,000
- Mid-range: $1,000-$2,000
- Premium: $4,000-$8,000
- Partial dentures. When you have multiple teeth that need to be replaced but some of your existing teeth are still healthy enough to remain, a partial denture may be the best option. Partial dentures connect to the existing teeth with metal clasps. The typical cost ranges from $700-$1,800.
- Implant supported dentures. Implant supported dentures, as their name suggests, attach to dental implants placed in the jaw. They can be fixed or removable, depending on your needs and preferences. The biggest benefit of implant supported dentures is that they attach more securely without slipping out of place for greater comfort and better function. The cost of implant supported dentures ranges from $5,000-$30,000. Although they cost more than traditional dentures, they are significantly better quality and provide superior functionality.
Factors That Affect the Cost of Dentures
In addition to the type and quality of dentures, there are additional factors that affect the cost, including:
- Geographic location. Where you live will play a part in the cost of dentures. Densely populated urban areas tend to have higher prices for services than smaller towns and rural areas.
- Cost of living. The cost of living in your area will also be a determining factor in the cost of dentures. The higher the cost of living, the higher the cost of most things, including dental services.
- Insurance. If you have dental insurance your dentures will most likely be covered, at least in part. Many insurance plans cover a percentage or include a lump sum toward dentures. Contact your insurance provider for more information about your coverage.
- Preparatory procedures. Not all patients are immediately ready for dentures. Sometimes preparatory procedures will need to be done first, such as extracting the teeth that can’t be saved or bone grafting for dental implants. These procedures add to the overall cost of getting dentures.
Benefits of Dentures
Dentures are worth the cost because of the following benefits:
- Improved chewing ability. With dentures you can eat foods that may have been too hard to chew without dentures. You can enjoy a greater variety of foods and digest them more effectively.
- Better nutrition. Being able to eat a wide variety of foods is good for your health and nutrition. Dentures can help you eat crunchy vegetables and fruits that are good for you.
- Natural smile. Quality dentures can give you a natural smile. Even lower quality dentures offer a better looking smile than you may have had before when you had missing or damaged teeth.
- Clearer speech. Dentures allow you to speak more clearly than you would with missing teeth. Others can understand your speech better and you can speak more confidently.
Scarsdale Dental Group Provides Dentures in Scarsdale, New York
If you need dentures but you’re concerned about the cost, Scarsdale Dental provides affordable options for dentures. Don’t settle for lower quality dentures simply because of your budget. We recommend CareCredit as an option to finance the cost of your dentures. CareCredit provides low monthly payments and little or no interest so you can afford a new smile.