Published on July 15, 2021, Updated on December 23, 2021

The cost of getting this treatment is not cheap, but they can be availed by anyone – as they should be. Your teeth are an important part of your health for various reasons including improving your overall health and self-confidence. Your dentures are worth the investment.
Find out about the Dentures Geriatric Dentistry options that will fit into your specific budget.

Contents: How much? | Partials | Full | Worth it? | Insurance coverage | Appointment | FAQ

How much are Dentures?

Cost for dentures ranges from per Arch; depending on material and custom-made. A low-cost denture costs $600 to $1200 for a complete upper – lower teeth set. A Mid-range denture typically costs between $1,000 – $3,000 per Arch. Premium dentures cost around per Arch. These can be affordable as dental insurance may help pay for dentures.

The cost of this treatment will depend on several factors. One of which is the location of the missing teeth and how they will be applied.

  • Upper arches are based on the upper place that covers the roof of your mouth.
  • Lower arch is a horseshoe shaped prosthesis held in place with your gums and bony tissues through suction.
  • Conventional dentures are replacements that fit into the acrylic base.

How much is it for Complete dentures?

Cost for complete dentures ranges from per Arch; depending on material and custom-made. A low-cost full denture set ranges between $600 to $1200 for upper – lower teeth set. A Mid-range complete denture typically costs $1,000 – $3,000 per Arch. Premium full dentures cost around per Arch.

These can be affordable as dental insurance may help pay for dentures.

Full Dentures are full sets of replacement teeth used when all the natural teeth have been removed. Most of the time patients will receive immediate complete dentures for 8 to 12 weeks while waiting for the gums to completely heal. During this time, a set of conventional complete dentures will be created in the lab. You’ll be called to the office when they are ready for you to wear.

Other expenses may include:

  • Diagnostic – An exam and X-ray will be required
  • Treatment – these can be the cost of local anesthesia, teeth extractions, or any additional expenses for temporary dentures.
  • Aftercare – These can include follow up appointments and visits for adjustments, relining as well as adhesives and cleaning solutions.

How much does Partial Denture costs?

Partial false teeth consists of replacements attached to a metal or acrylic base that matches the color of your gums.

Cost for partial dentures ranges from per Arch; depending on number of teeth, type of materials used and location of teeth – Top/Upper or Lower/Bottom. These can be affordable as dental insurance may help pay for partial dentures.

Partial Dentures (Upper or Lower – removable)Price Range
One, Two, Three Teeth$400 – $600
Four Teeth$500 – $700
Five to Nine Teeth$600 – $800
Ten to Twelve Teeth$800 – $1000
Chrome Palate$200 + cost of dentures above
Partial Upper or Lower Chrome$500 + cost of dentures above
Flexible Nylon/Valplast$200 additional

Immediate dentures cost

Immediate dentures are dentures ready on the same day. These are more expensive than traditional dentures as these are made beforehand and can be worn the same day your teeth are removed. Since it doesn’t wait for the gums to completely heal, you’ll have more cost for fitting adjustments.

Immediate partial dentures

Cost for same-day partial dentures range from . A resin base partial denture may require additional repair costs compared to a metal cast denture. Cost also depends on a number of teeth, type of materials used, and location of teeth – Top/Upper or Lower/Bottom. Dental insurance may help pay for partial dentures.

Immediate complete dentures

Cost for same day complete dentures range from . They cost slightly higher due to the addition of temporary full dentures set that range from . Cost also depends on the type of materials used and location of teeth – Top/Upper or Lower/Bottom. Dental insurance may help pay for complete dentures.

Immediate dentures allow patients to immediately have the smile they deserve and won’t have without teeth for an extended period as the procedure can be done in one visit. Before the teeth are extracted, your specialist will create impressions of your existing teeth and gums so that the replacement set can be accurately made and ready once the actual tooth extraction is done.

Are they worth it?

Patients avoid getting dentures for many reasons. Perhaps they have lost a tooth due to an accident or because of erosion or even poor hygiene. Losing one, if not replaced through a bridge or implant, can quickly cause other problems with the ones that are left. However, some patients think, “It’s just one tooth. I’ll replace it later.” They may fear having the rest of them extracted, or the potential embarrassment of being seen without a full set, or worry about eating and speaking with dentures. They also may fear that the price is too high.

Maintaining a healthy set of teeth, whether they are all-natural, all false, or a mixture of both, should never be foregone for any reason. The price will vary because of the options listed but their value in living a healthy life can’t be overlooked.

Paying for Care – With and Without Insurance

Whether you are asking “How much do dentures cost without insurance?” or if you have insurance coverage, we have the answers. The American Dental Association states that dentures will be able to restore your smile to what it was like before or can even make it better than it was. It keeps your cheeks and lips from sagging which can often cause you to appear older. Therefore, it is an excellent option for you. Here are some ways this treatment can be paid for:

Can Insurance Help with Paying for it?

Paying for dentures cost with insurance would be the ideal situation. Most comprehensive dental insurance policies include some restorative coverage. Typically, up to half of the expense can be covered after deductibles or copays.

Oral Health Center is an insurance friendly office that accepts PPO. We can offer complimentary benefits check, file insurance claim and handle the paperwork of the treatment on your behalf to make sure your benefits are maximized and are affordable.

Government Help Programs

Unfortunately, Medicare cannot pay for dental care or procedures. It may pay for emergency inpatient hospital care should there be an emergency even if it does not pay for the dental care itself. Make sure to review your coverage if you have it as some Medicare Advantage Plans (Part C) offer dental benefits that Medicare do not cover. You can also check in your state or local health department for programs that can fit with your requirements.

Flexible spending with FSA accounts

FSA or Flexible Spending Arrangement will deduct a set amount of pretax income to this account to be spent purely on healthcare expenses. FSA will only be available through the employer offering such an option and many employee benefits packages include FSA. These are simple to use with a debit card that you can access anytime. Keep in mind that FSA funds will roll over, so you need to use it all up before the end of the year. You can learn more about FSA’s here.

Health savings with HSA accounts

HSA or Health Savings Account is a savings account regulated by the government that deducts a set amount of pretax income to pay for healthcare expenses not covered by your insurance. It works similarly to FSA but the difference is that HSA funds can roll over into the new year, and it will need you to have a high-deductible insurance plan to avail it. Find out more about HSA’s.

Dental schools for affordable treatments

Check out the dental schools in your area as they may offer discounted services. You’ll find that those schools that offer low-cost dentures have the student perform the service. A good dental school will have a board-certified dentist nearby to assist with the student doing the dentures.

In House Financing Plans

Most dentists offer monthly payment plans so you won’t have to worry about the full cost of your dentures. Patients usually avoid getting the needed treatment because they cannot afford it. We want to help you avoid this by offering some options for covering dentures cost without insurance for your dental services.

Dental Prosthesis cost

Oral Health Center accepts all major credit cards, including Visa, Master Card, and American Express. We also work with outside finance providers like CareCredit and the Lending Club. Best yet, we have our in-house payment plan with 0% interest, allowing you to get the care you need without having to pay for it all at once.

FAQ for Artificial teeth pricing

What affects the price of dentures the most?

At , the cost of dentures will depend on the type of materials, location of the missing teeth and whether you prefer a removable or implant-supported dentures. Permanent dentures cost more than removable types.

How much does it cost to get all your teeth pulled and get dentures?

The cost will depend on how many teeth will be extracted or if you are getting immediate or same-day dentures.

Are dentures worth it?

Yes, getting a Dentures Geriatric Dentistry service which is worth the price as a healthy set of teeth whether false or natural should never be ignored. Most of the aspects of our daily lives depend on having a healthy set of teeth. Dr. Pooja Banga DMD will make sure to provide you with long-lasting dentures.