Dentures are a tooth replacement option that can be used to replace anywhere from one tooth to an entire jaw of teeth. Dentures can help you speak and chew more easily and help you maintain your facial structure. Here, our Fort St. John dentists explain the cost factors behind dentures.
Types of Dentures
There are different types of dentures: complete, partial, and implant-supported dentures. Costs vary for each type of denture.
Complete dentures are designed to replace an entire set of teeth on your top or bottom jaw.
Partial dentures replace either one tooth or a few missing teeth in a row.
Implant-supported dentures are anchored in the mouth by surgically placed dental implants.
When it comes to cost, complete dentures are typically going to cost more than partial dentures, while implant-supported dentures carry an extra cost because of the surgical procedure required to place the implants into the jaw.
Materials & Customizations
There are different types of materials that dentures can be made from. Customized dentures that are made to look more realistic tend to cost more.
Higher-quality dentures may cost more, but they’re worth the price when it comes to comfort, functionality, and aesthetics. They are custom-made of high-quality materials to fit precisely fit your mouth. For custom dentures, you will have multiple fitting sessions both before and after receiving your dentures to ensure they fit correctly.
Immediate dentures are prepared and fitted on the same day that your teeth are extracted. Many patients opt for immediate dentures so they will not have to go weeks with missing teeth while they wait for their custom-made dentures to arrive. If you choose this option be prepared to pay extra for both sets of dentures.
After your mouth heals from tooth removal it tends to change shape so immediate dentures require return trips to the dentist for adjustments.
Besides the cost of the dentures themselves, there are a variety of costs associated with getting dentures.
For instance, many patients need preparatory dental work such as surgically extracting remaining teeth or reshaping the jawline before getting their dentures. These types of appointments will also have costs associated with them.
Ongoing costs include dental adhesives, a denture cleaning machine, and cleaning products.
Do you think dentures may be an option for you to replace missing teeth? Contact our Fort St. John dentists today to book a consultation.