Dentures are often chosen by patients looking for a cheaper solution for the replacement of missing teeth. Although generally cheaper than dental implants, dentures can still be somewhat costly, and it would be wise to be aware of the costs of dentures, before making a decision on the replacement method. Below you will find a guide on the costs of dentures.
The final cost of dentures is dependent on the following factors
- The dental insurance of the patient
- Additional procedures required for dentures including extractions, oral surgery among others
- The technology used and complexity of the dentures to be fitted
- The experience and reputation of the prosthodontist
- Treatment location, additional transport and accommodation
- The warranty for the dentures
- Materials used
- Time spent in making the dentures
What may or may not be included in the price of dentures?
- Dentures can be provided either by a dentist or a prosthodontist with a denture specialisation. In most cases prosthodontist will charge more for their services.
- There may be several appointments at the dentist to take measurements, check if the dentures fit, to adjust the dentures, etc. Find out if some or all of these appointments have separate costs.
- Dentures could break or fracture causing them to loosen. Such issues may need costly repairs.