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How Much Do Partial Dentures Cost?

If you’re going to have partials fitted, you might be thinking about when and where to have treatment, as well as how much it will all cost. The average cost of partials will depend on a number of factors, including what oral care you need, the materials your partials are made from, where you can get treatment and any additional dental procedures you may need along the way.

To make sure you get the right dentures type, your dentist will be able to advise the most suitable partial dentures type depending on your needs and budget. Take a look at our helpful guide below to discover how much the average cost of different partial denture types cost on average.

Partial Types Cost Range
Full dentures $400 – $8,000
Partial $1,400 – $1,800
Temporary $900

Types of Partials

Partials can be made up of different materials, depending on the type you choose. And 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. There may also be additional costs for dental treatments before they are fitted. Our guide will help you understand the varying costs and procedures involved with each option.

Find out more detail about the different types of dentures on offer


Full Dentures

Average cost: $400 $8,000

Full dentures – also known as false teeth – are used to replace a full set of lower or upper missing teeth and rest on the gums that cover your jawbones. Full dentures are usually made from a rigid acrylic, which are made using molded impressions of your mouth taken during visits to the dentist. This ensures that you can wear your dentures comfortably. Depending on the manufacturing time, cost of materials and the experience of your dentist, the average cost of complete dentures starts at $400 and can total $8,000.

It may take up to six dentist appointments to complete the process of getting your dentures due to the time it takes to create and adjust them to fit your mouth. Once your dentures have been fitted, you will need regular check-ups with your dentist to check they are comfortable and functioning properly. It’s also worth noting the possibility of additional procedures, such as tooth extractions or oral surgery, which may increase the total cost.

Want to find out more? Discover everything you need to know about getting new partials.

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Average cost: $1,400 $1,800 

Partials are a great choice if you still have some healthy teeth left. Designed to fit around your natural teeth, they help to prevent tooth loss or extraction and can be removed between meals and while you sleep.

Depending on the type of partial your dentist recommends and the materials used, the average cost ranges from $1,400 to $1,800. Discover the different costs for each type below or learn more about partial dentures. 


Metal Partials

Average cost: $1,800

Metal partial dentures are the most expensive type of partial denture, costing around $1,800. Thanks to their metal and acrylic base, they are durable and place less pressure on your remaining teeth. Often they are fitted with a metal clasp which holds the dentures in place. However, they are often considered less aesthetic because of their color and visible clasps


Acrylic Partials

Average cost: $1,400

Acrylic partials are another possibility for replacing missing teeth and are the most cost-effective choice, starting at $1,400. However, their design often has little or no tooth support , which can have a detrimental effect on the surrounding hard and soft gum tissue over time.


Flexible Dentures

Average cost: $1,700

As a mid-range option, flexible denture implants start at $1,700 on average. They are normally made from a mix of acrylic and a small amount of metal, which is used to help clasp them in place inside your mouth. Plus, the grips are gum-colored which means they may be a better option cosmetically.

Temporary Dentures

Average cost: $900

Temporary or ‘immediate’ dentures cost around $900, making them the most cost-efficient option. On the other hand, they are not a permanent or long-term solution. They are normally used in the interim while your mouth heals from surgery and your permanent dentures are being constructed.

Want to know more about preparing for tooth loss? Learn more about the steps involved with getting temporary immediate dentures.

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. 

Be sure to consult with your dentist on the treatment plan that’s right for you and your budget.