When you are missing teeth it can make everyday tasks more difficult as well as affect how your feel about your appearance. Luckily, there are a variety of options available, such as dentures. Here, our Delta dentists share some information about dentures and the financial factors to consider with this tooth replacement option.
Types of Dentures
The three types of dentures that you will hear about are complete, partial, and implant-supported dentures. Each of these types of dentures comes with its own set of costs.
Complete dentures are the type of dentures that are designed to replace the entire set of teeth on your top or bottom jaw. These dentures will cost more than a partial set as they cover more area.
Partial dentures are a type of denture that will only replace either one tooth or a few missing teeth in a row. This type typically costs the least out of all denture types.
Implant-supported dentures are anchored in the mouth by surgically placed dental implants. This type of denture usually costs the most as there are extra costs associated with the implant itself.
What Are Dentures Made Of?
Yes, your dentures could be made out of a variety of materials. The cost can be much higher if you choose to have fully customized and high-quality dentures.
Most patients find the cost associated with customized and high-end dentures to be worth it for the fit, functionality, and aesthetic. For custom dentures, you will have multiple fitting sessions both before and after receiving your dentures to ensure they fit correctly.
Should You Choose Immediate Dentures?
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 in the case that you choose immediate dentures, you will have ongoing visits to ensure that your dentures continue to fit.
What Are Some Other Financial Factors Affecting Dentures?
Apart from the dentures themselves, there can be extra costs that come along with the process of getting dentures that you should be aware of.
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 have costs associated with them.
Ongoing costs include dental adhesives, a denture cleaning machine, and cleaning products.