Dentures are an option to replace anywhere from one tooth to an entire jaw of teeth. They help to restore your smile and make allow you to speak and chew more easily. Today, our Surrey 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.
Complete dentures generally cost more than partial dentures. Implant-supported dentures also typically cost more 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 and 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 and come with multiple fitting sessions ahead of time and realignment fittings after they have been placed.
In short, they look more natural and make eating and speaking easier.
Immediate dentures are prepared and fitted on the same day that your teeth are extracted. They serve a primarily aesthetic purpose because they allow you to get your new teeth immediately rather than going for weeks without any teeth as you would have to for custom-made dentures.
As your mouth heals, it will change shape, and your dentures will likely have to be re-fitted so that they sit comfortably and stay in place.
You can always opt for immediate dentures to maintain your smile while you wait for your conventional dentures to be crafted. If you choose this option be prepared to pay extra for both sets of dentures.
There are a variety of costs associated with getting dentures, aside from the cost of the dentures themselves.
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.
Considering dentures to replace missing teeth? Contact our Surrey dental office to book a consultation.