Dentures can cost as little as $600 or upwards of $15,000 or more, depending on a number of factors.
As with many of the choices we face as consumers, it all comes down to your needs, preferences, and budget.
Our dentists at Verde Pointe Dental Associates in Marietta, GA, invite you to learn more about what influences the cost of dentures...
Denture Cost Factors
The Number of Teeth Being Replaced
If you need a full set of dentures, you can expect to pay more than someone who just needs a denture for one dental arch, or a partial denture. In other words, the more teeth you need to replace, the costlier the denture will be.
Use of Implants
Dental implants can make your denture as stable as natural teeth, but they will add to the cost of treatment. A single implant can cost between $1,600 and $2,200, and dentures can require as many as eight implants per arch. However, it's important to note that implants stop the jaw atrophy that follows tooth loss, which can save you both time and money since you would need far fewer adjustments over time.
Before you can receive dentures, you may have to undergo preparatory work like tooth extractions or bone grafting to support dental implants. These procedures will increase your overall cost, but can ensure that your denture has a healthy and firm foundation. Extractions can cost $230 and up, while bone grafts can cost $450 to $800 per area.
Following tooth extraction, you may receive an immediate denture to wear until your permanent denture is ready. This dentistry solution can help you get used to dentures, provide you with a functional set of teeth, and protect your gum tissue while you heal from your extraction. However, immediate dentures will add to your total treatment cost.
Your Dentist's Experience
Your dentist's experience will factor into the overall cost. Dr. Kirk Kimmerling has been practicing dentistry since 1982, and is capable of providing you with a lifelike denture that's indistinguishable from natural teeth. While some practices may have lower prices than Dr. Kimmerling, investing in the work of an experienced dentist can make the difference between a frustrating outcome and many years of satisfaction.
Paying for Your Dentures
If you have dental insurance, it will likely contribute to the cost of your denture. It may contribute to preparatory procedures like tooth extraction, but basic insurance won't cover implants. Our staff can help you figure out what your insurance will cover before you commit to treatment.
If you don't have insurance or you have out-of-pocket expenses, we offer financing through CareCredit®. CareCredit allows patients to pay for their treatment in affordable monthly installments. It offers no-interest and low-interest payment plans based on your credit score.
What Do I Get From My Investment in Dentures?
With proper dental care, such as sticking to your daily oral health routine and attending regular dental exams, partial dentures can last up to 15 years and full dentures can last about five to 10. But again, this will depend on the materials, your choice of dentist, and other factors. With dentures from Verde Pointe Dental Associates, you can expect improved confidence, restored function, and a better quality of life. And if your dentures ever break or need adjustments, we can take care of it right here at our office.
It's important to know that if you are considering implant-supported dentures, your dental implants can last a lifetime when cared for properly.
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