A common question that people ask when it comes to dentures is what do they cost? The answer to this question is not so simple, since there are many factors that affect the end price of your dentures. To get a firm price on what your customized dentures will cost, it is best to consult a reliable denture clinic in your area as a professional denturist will be able to offer a range of choices that fit your needs and your budget.
While these elements affect the price of dentures, they also make wearing dentures look and feel more natural. Thanks to recent advancements in denture techniques and materials, patients have more options than ever before. There are five main factors to consider when customizing your dentures that will affect the final cost
Types of Denture
Dentures on Implants
While this method is the most expensive, it can also provide superior results. Dentures that are applied to surgical implants offer more stability and a more comfortable experience for the wearer. This technique requires a high level of care, as a dentist will have to conduct a procedure that attaches metal implants to the patient’s jawline. These implants are what create a stable surface for the dentures to become permanently attached to, giving the wearer the most natural-feeling experience.
A complete set of implant dentures can cost up to a few thousand dollars, depending on the materials and design that the denturist and patient decide are needed.
This type of denture has the most fluctuation in its cost. A Complete Denture Set is often chosen when the patient has no natural teeth remaining, so the price will depend on how many sessions are required, the type of material used, and if the patient desires natural-looking gums.
Typically, the price for a Full/Complete set of dentures range from several hundred to a couple thousand dollars.
For patients that still have some of their natural teeth, a partial denture may be the way to go. These dentures can still resemble natural teeth and natural gums, but they can also reduce the overall cost. This type of denture offers the most flexibility in cost and fit.
If you are interested in learning more about the different types of dentures available, you can read more about them here.
The type and quality of material used to build your denture is one of the biggest influencers of cost. It used to be that denturists were limited in what materials they could create dentures with. Patients were often left with uncomfortable and rigid dentures made of hard plastics and resin.
Recent advancements in technology have offered patients many more options in their denture materials, making dentures more durable and flexible and hence more comfortable for the wearer. However, these more advanced materials can also come at an increased cost.
Customized Artificial Teeth
A factor that will greatly affect the cost of dentures is the level of customization that the patient desires. There is a huge range of porcelain- and composite-based teeth patients can choose from, as well as many different shapes and sizes. The artificial teeth on dentures can be fully customised to match the wearer’s natural teeth, from colour to shape to size. These customizations can increase the price, though, as the more stain-resistant and natural-looking materials cost more.
If your budget allows, your denturist may be able to match the pigment of the false gums to your natural gums’ colour thanks to advanced design techniques. This is particularly important when getting partial dentures since realistic-looking gums and teeth will compliment your natural smile.
Denture Preparation Costs
The final cost of dentures will also be impacted by the amount of time it takes for the denturist to prepare them. Some of the more complex elements take more time to prepare, such as placing new implants or gum grafting.
It’s important to remember when customizing your dentures that while complex elements add to the cost, they also add to your comfort and the durability of the dentures. As dentures are a long-term solution, it is important that you are comfortable wearing the appliance every day.
If you are interested in learning more about which denture options are right for you and your budget, book your FREE consultation with Dr. Michael Galye at Olds Denture & Implant Centre. He and his knowledgeable staff are ready to help you discover which type of denture, material, and look is right for you.