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 Richmond dentist shares 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 held in place in the mouth by dental implants that have been surgically implanted. This type of denture is usually the most expensive because of the additional 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.
The majority of patients believe that the fit, usability, and aesthetic of customized, high-end dentures are priceless. To ensure that your custom dentures fit properly, you will have several fitting sessions before and after receiving them.
Should You Choose Immediate Dentures?
The day after your teeth are extracted, immediate dentures are made and fitted. Many patients choose immediate dentures to avoid going weeks without teeth while their custom-made dentures are being made. You should expect to pay more for both sets of dentures if you choose this option.
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.
Many patients, for example, require pre-denture dental work, such as surgically extracting remaining teeth or reshaping the jawline. These types of appointments will incur fees.
Ongoing costs include dental adhesives, a denture cleaning machine, and cleaning products.