Let’s say you’re missing some teeth, but you don’t have the extra $10,000 to $100,000 for dental implants just lying around.
What are your options you ask? Well, dentures is one of the more popular options for replacing missing teeth.
Dentures are removable replacements for missing teeth and they also come at a much lower price tag than dental 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: $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 find them cheaper, but in most cases the look will be what you pay for – cheap – and the cheaper material can also make them more susceptible to breaking, cracking, etc.
Oh yeah, you have to have teeth removed so the denture arches will fit – add that procedure to the cost.
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.