If you're missing one or even a few teeth, then dentures may give you the opportunity to not only show off a full smile again but also to speak and chew normally. Here, our North Vancouver dentists discuss the various types of dentures and the cost factors associated with each of them.
What Are The Different 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 designed to replace a whole set of teeth on your top or bottom jaw. These dentures will likely cost more than a partial set because they cover more area.
Partial dentures are a type of dentures 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.
Can Dentures Be Made From Different Materials?
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 believe that, despite the cost of customized and high-end dentures, it is worth it for the fit, functionality, and aesthetic. You’ll have multiple fitting sessions before and after receiving your custom dentures to make sure they fit as they should.
Immediate Dentures vs One Set
Immediate dentures are prepared and fitted the same day as your extraction. Many patients choose immediate dentures so they don’t have to go weeks without teeth while waiting for their custom-made dentures. If you choose this option, be prepared to pay more 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 then you will have ongoing visits to ensure that your dentures continue to fit.
Extra Costs Associated With 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 example, some patients need preparatory dental work before receiving dentures. This can include surgically extracting remaining teeth or reshaping the jawline. These types of appointments will have expenses.
Ongoing costs include dental adhesives, a denture cleaning machine, and cleaning products.