Dentures have the ability to restore a patient's smile whether you are missing one tooth or even an entire jaw of missing teeth. The main purpose of dentures is to help you speak and chew properly as well as maintain your facial structure. Here, our Surrey dentists explain the different types of dentures and the cost factors associated with each of them.
The Different Types of Dentures
The three types of dentures that you will hear about are complete, partial, and implant-supported dentures. The cost of your dentures will be dependent on the type that you have.
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 dentures 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 surgically placed dental implants. This type of denture usually costs the most as there are extra costs associated with the implant itself.
Materials & Customizations For Dentures
The materials that your dentures are made out of can vary. The cost can be much higher if you choose to have fully customized and high-quality dentures.
Most patients find the cost associated with customized and high-end dentures to be worth it for the fit, functionality, and aesthetic. For custom dentures, you will have multiple fitting sessions both before and after receiving your dentures to ensure they fit correctly.
Immediate dentures are prepared and fitted on the same day that your teeth are extracted. Many patients opt for immediate dentures so they will not have to go weeks with missing teeth while they wait for their custom-made dentures to arrive. If you choose this option be prepared to pay extra 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.
Other Costs Associated With Dentures
Apart from the dentures themselves, there are some other costs associated with getting dentures.
For instance, many patients need preparatory dental work such as surgically extracting remaining teeth or reshaping the jawline before getting their dentures. These types of appointments will have costs associated with them.
Ongoing costs include dental adhesives, a denture cleaning machine, and cleaning products.
Are you considering dentures for your missing teeth? Set up an appointment with our Surrey dentists today to discuss your options.