Dentures are removable dental appliances that replace missing teeth to restore your smile and help you chew and speak 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 for the top jaw or bottom jaw to replace an entire set of teeth.
Partial dentures replace either one tooth or a few missing teeth in a row.
Implant-supported dentures are anchored in the mouth by dental implants. These dentures attach to the implants surgically placed in your jaw.
Complete dentures typically cost more than partial dentures, and because implant-supported dentures require a surgical procedure to place the implant in the jaw, this option can also be more expensive.
Materials & Customizations
There are different types of materials that dentures can be made from. Typically, fully 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 is typically the case.
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, the preparatory work of extracting teeth and surgically reshaping the jawline to reduce the risk of complications both have costs associated with them.
Ongoing costs include dental adhesives, a denture cleaning machine, and cleaning products.
Are you looking to speak with a dentist about whether dentures might be an option for you? Contact our Surrey office today to book an appointment.