If you are looking for an affordable option to replace missing teeth, dentures are the perfect solution for you. Dentures are more time-saving and cost-effective than other tooth replacement alternatives, such as dental implants.
Depending on the number of missing teeth and other factors, our dentist will decide which type of denture will be best for you. The cost of each denture varies. So before proceeding with the denture treatment, we will give a rough estimate of the total cost.
This article will help you understand different factors that influence the cost of dentures.
Who Are Good Candidates For Dentures?
People who are missing a few teeth or an entire arch of teeth are ideal candidates for dentures. During your initial consultation, our dentists will evaluate your oral cavity to check the condition of your teeth, gums, and jawbones.
The primary requirement for a denture is sufficient jawbone, as it provides a solid base for good retention. If you have lost a significant portion of bone, we may recommend bone augmentation to rebuild its structure.
Your gums and supporting teeth should also be healthy. The presence of periodontal disease or other issues may affect the success of dentures.
What Are The Types of Dentures and Their Cost?
Dentures can be classified into different categories based on the number of teeth replaced, type of material, removability, and other factors.
The two basic types of dentures are complete dentures and partial dentures.
Complete dentures replace the entire upper or lower arch of missing teeth. You will need a set of both maxillary and mandibular dentures if you have lost all teeth.
Complete dentures have an acrylic base that resembles the shade of natural gums. Because they replace the entire dentition, complete dentures usually have a higher cost.
Partial dentures replace two or more missing teeth within an arch. Unlike complete dentures, partial dentures rely on the support of remaining healthy teeth and jawbone.
Partial dentures also have an acrylic base for retention and metal wires that curve around the abutment teeth. The cost of partial dentures depends on how many teeth are replaced.
Based on removability, dentures can be classified as removable or fixed dentures.
Removable dentures are the ones that can be easily removed when necessary. The base of these dentures follows the contours of your jawbone for a snug fit.
Removable dentures retain in your mouth due to a natural force of suction between the denture base and gumline. You can also use denture adhesives for added retention.
The cost of removable dentures is generally less than fixed dentures. It depends on the number of teeth replaced, the design, and the type of materials used.
Fixed dentures are an advanced form of dentures that utilize the support of dental implants for better retention.
It offers many benefits compared to removable dentures. Due to permanent retention, fixed dentures allow you to eat your favorite meals without the hassle.
The cost of fixed dentures is higher than removable dentures. It depends on the number of dental implants placed in the jawbone.
Our dental experts will guide you about the estimated cost of different types of dentures without insurance. For more information, visit Sima Family Dental or call us at (281) 457-6444 to book an appointment.