How Much Do Dentures Cost?

There are lots of things, such as eating and speaking, that you may take for granted when you have a full set of healthy teeth. However, if you are like millions of American adults, you are missing most or all of your teeth. If this is the case, you’ll want to research the various tooth replacement options. The team at Capitol Square Dental can help.

We offer a variety of options including dentures. Here’s what you need to understand about the cost of dentures:




What Are Dentures?

Dentures are oral devices designed to replace some or all missing teeth in one or both arches. There are several different types of dentures:

  • Partial: replaces some missing teeth in an arch
  •  Full: replaces a full arch
  • Implant-retained: also known as “snap-in/snap-on” dentures, held in place by 2 or more dental <ul> implants. Must be removed for cleaning and to allow the mouth to rest.
  • Implant-supported: also known as permanent or hybrid dentures. Permanently held in place with 4 or more dental implants- only the dentist can remove them.

How Much Do Different Types of Dentures Cost?

The cost of dentures varies based on the type of denture you choose:

How Much Do Full Dentures Cost?

The average cost of full, traditional dentures is around $1,800 without dental insurance- but you may end up paying up to $3,000+.

How Much Do Partial Dentures Cost?

The average cost of partial dentures is around $1,500. However, this depends on the type of framework and the artificial tooth material. Partial dentures can cost up to $3,000+ for just the dentures, not including additional procedures.

How Much Do Implant-supported Dentures Cost?

The average cost of implant-supported dentures is around $21,500. However, hybrid options usually cost an average of $12,000 per arch.

Additional Costs of Dentures

In addition to the average costs mentioned above, you may run into some additional costs associated with your dentures including:

X-rays

Most dental insurance plans will cover the cost of basic x-rays. However, if your dentist needs panoramic x-rays to get a better view of your jaw, the average cost is $130.

Dental Exams

Dental exams are usually covered under your dental insurance plan. If you do not have dental insurance, you can expect to pay around $100 for a comprehensive exam.

Diagnostic Casts

In order to have your dentures fabricated to fit perfectly, your dentist will need to make a silicone/wax mold of your teeth. The average additional cost for this is around $35.

Tooth Extractions

If you have remaining natural teeth that are damaged/decayed and must be removed, you can expect to pay up to $300 per tooth for extractions. This typically includes local anesthesia.

Denture Relining

Relining is necessary when your denture no longer fits properly. This should be done every year or so. On average, in-office relining will cost around $400, while a laboratory relining may cost $500 or more. You can find DIY relining kits for $50 or less that can help between professional relines.

Denture Adjustments

When your jawbone doesn’t have the stimulation provided by tooth roots- or implants- to keep it healthy, it will just deteriorate. This means that eventually, your dentures will no longer fit as they did when you first got them. In order to ensure that they fit properly, you’ll need to have them adjusted every few years. In some cases, adjustment costs are included in the original cost. If not, you can expect to pay an average of $100 per adjustment.

Tissue Conditioning

Tissue conditioning is a procedure that facilitates the healing process following extractions or complications due to ill-fitting dentures. The dentist will attach a soft lining to your dentures every 2 to 3 weeks until your gums are healthy. This usually costs an average of $190.

Are Dentures Worth the Cost?

There are advantages and disadvantages to each tooth replacement option. Therefore, the answer to this question is a completely personal one. You’ll need to consider what is most important to you. That being said, most people agree that the advantages of dentures outweigh the disadvantages:

Advantages of Dentures

The advantages of dentures include:

  • If properly fitted, it’s much easier to eat/speak
  • Supports lips, preventing them from sinking inward
  • Custom-made to fit perfectly on your jaw
  • Can be made to look natural
  • More affordable than other options
  • Can boost confidence and improve quality of life

Disadvantages of Dentures

There are a few disadvantages associated with dentures, including:

  •  Require more care/maintenance than dental implants
  •  May need to add denture adhesive throughout the day to keep them in place
  •  Must visit the dentist regularly for adjustments
  •  May need to be replaced every 10 years or less due to wear and tear
  •  If poorly fitted, eating and speaking can be difficult

How Much Do Alternatives to Dentures Cost?

The least expensive option for replacing missing teeth is removable dentures. However, some patients prefer a more permanent solution. The cost of these options is much higher:

  • Dental bridge: up to $2,500 to replace a single tooth
  • Dental implants: average of $5,000 per tooth, up to $90,000 for a full-mouth restoration
  • Hybrid dentures, such as All-on-4 dental implants: average of $12,000 per arch or $24,000 for both
  • Implant-supported (removable or fixed) dentures: average of $21,000 per arch

Restore Your Teeth With Lasting Dentures from Capitol Square Dental

If you are missing most or all of your teeth, you may struggle with everyday tasks such as eating and speaking. This often causes people to withdraw, which can result in mental health concerns. The best way to resolve this is by replacing your missing teeth. The most affordable option is removable dentures.

Schedule your consultation with the team at Capitol Square Dental in Columbus today to learn more. We have the experience and expertise to give you back your smile, boost your confidence, and improve your quality of life.

Dentures FAQs

If you have questions or concerns about removable dentures and other tooth replacement solutions at Capitol Square Dental, we will be glad to address them. Below are some of the most common ones that we hear:

How to clean dentures?

If your dentures are fixed in place, you will brush/floss like normal.

However, if they are removable, you will need to spend more time on it. Remove your dentures and rinse them under cool water. Use a soft-bristled denture brush and cleanser to loosen bacteria, plaque, and food debris. Rinse dentures and place in a denture solution to soak overnight.

The next morning, remove them from the solution and rinse them under cool running water before placing them in your mouth.

What can I use instead of denture glue?

If you prefer something different, you can find adhesive denture powder and adhesive denture strips. Some patients find that these work better and are not as messy as adhesive gel/paste.

how long do dentures last?

Removable dentures last an average of 5 to 10 years but may last longer if properly cared for and maintained. Fixed dentures last up to 20 years or more.

Can you eat with dentures?

Yes, you can eat with dentures. However, with removable dentures, you may find that its best to avoid foods that are tough or extremely crunchy.

How to eat a hamburger with dentures?

First of all, make sure the meat is soft/juicy and the bread is soft as well. Then, you may find it easier to cut it into pieces rather than trying to bite into it- especially if you are still healing. However, eating a hamburger or most other foods should not be a major issue.

How long does it take to get dentures?

When your teeth are extracted, your dentist will place a temporary denture to protect your gums and facilitate healing. After a few weeks, once your gums are healed, your permanent denture will be ordered, which may take a few more weeks.

Can you chew gum with dentures?

Yes, you can chew gum with dentures. However, not all brands are created equal. You’ll need to discuss which ones are best with your dentist.

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Phone Number: (614) 461-4600

Visit Us: 212 South High St.
Columbus Ohio 43215

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