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 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 dental implants that have been surgically implanted. This type of denture typically costs the most due to the implant's additional expense.
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.
The majority of patients believe that the fit, functionality, and aesthetic value of customized, high-end dentures justify the expense. Before and after you receive your custom dentures, you will have multiple fitting sessions to ensure that they fit properly.
Immediate Dentures vs One Set
Immediate dentures are fabricated and fitted on the day of extraction. Many patients choose immediate dentures so they don't have to go without teeth for weeks while they wait for their custom-made dentures. If you select this option, you will 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.
Some patients, for instance, require preparatory dental work before receiving dentures. This may involve removing any remaining teeth surgically or reshaping the jawline. These kinds of appointments will incur costs.
Ongoing costs include dental adhesives, a denture cleaning machine, and cleaning products.