How much do dentures cost?
Now that you’re going to have dentures fitted, you might be thinking about when and where to have treatment, and how much it will cost. The cost of dentures will depend on a number of different things, such as what treatment you need, where you get treatment and what materials your dentures are made from.
Types of denture
Dentures can be made up of different materials based on the type you choose. Depending on whether you’ve had all or some of your teeth removed, the kind of dentures you are fitted for will vary, as will the price.
Denture bases are usually made from a rigid acrylic, which you help to form by having moulded impressions of your mouth taken during a visit to the dentist. This ensures that you can wear your denture as a comfortable fit.
Partial dentures are made from a mix of acrylic and a small amount of metal, which is used to help clasp it in place inside your mouth. The bases of some partial dentures are made from a more flexible type of thermoplastic such as nylon – this can be a more expensive method but can look and feel more natural.
The teeth on dentures are usually made from plastic or acrylic. You may prefer to have them made from porcelain, although this can cost more.
Types of dental treatment
Generally speaking, the total cost of your dentures depends on many factors: the work that needs to be done, the amount of follow-up appointments, the type of dentures that you choose to have fitted, as well as the dentist providing the service.
To make sure you get the right dentures for you, your dentist will be able to advise on the best plan and denture type depending on your budget, as some options may cost more than others.