Let’s say you’re missing some teeth.
Doesn’t matter why… age, disease, rough hockey game, a jilted ex-lover, etc.
And let’s also say, like many people, you’re not made of money. Which means paying $10,000 – $100,000 for dental implants isn’t in the cards.
What are your options?
Well, dentures is one of the more popular options for replacing missing teeth.
Dentures are removable replacements for missing teeth (unlike dental implants which are a more permanent solution.)
They also come at a much lower price tag than implants.
How Much Do Dentures Cost
Whether you want full or partial dentures, the cost is going to be pretty much the same.
Cost of Dentures in 2019: $500 – $5,000 per arch
Note that the cost above is per arch. That means if you need dentures on both the top and bottom of your mouth, the cost will be double that (ie. $1,000 – $10,000).
Now we understand hat is kind of a big price range. So to narrow the gap a bit, a good range you can figure on actually paying (based on what most people spend on dentures) is somewhere in the $1000 – $1500 per arch range.
You can expect to find some good quality dentures for your money when you’re looking in that price range. Yes, you can probably find dentures for less than that. But they’ll typically have a very artificial look to them. And they’re going to be made with cheaper materials which makes them more likely to crack, break, etc.
How much you end up paying for dentures depends on a few main factors.
A big one is whether you need any of your teeth extracted and, if so, how many.
What you pay also depends on where you live (they cost more in big cities vs. rural areas) as well as the experience level of your dentist.
The Hidden Costs of Dentures
While dentures do cost a lot less than dental implants, there are some “hidden” costs to them you should keep in mind.
Because dentures are removable and typically not as well made as implants, it’s more likely they’ll have to be replaced at some point.
Again, because they are removable, it’s quite possible that dentures may fall out at just the wrong moment causing an awkward or embarrassing situation.
There’s also the inconvenience factor that dentures need to be removed and cleaned on a regular basis which can kind of be a drag.
That all said, dentures are an excellent and affordable option to replace missing teeth. If you’re looking for dentists in your area that provide dentures, here’s a good place to start looking for them.