If you’re thinking about getting dentures, you’re not alone. While some people feel shame or embarrassment over losing teeth, you should know that it’s normal and quite common.
About 23 million people in the United States have none of their natural teeth, and another 12 million people have no teeth either on the top or bottom of their mouths. About 90 percent of these people choose to wear dentures.
When it comes to getting dentures, many people worry about the cost. After all, it is a major dental procedure, and pricing around dentistry is often shrouded in mystery. We aim to make pricing more transparent, so you can make informed decisions and plan for your oral health.
Types of Dentures
Dentures come in many different sizes and types. Before you can estimate the cost of your dentures, it’s important to know what kind you need. There are three basic questions to answer when choosing what type of dentures to get:
- Will they be full or partial dentures?
- Do I want my dentures to be removable?
- Do I want implant-supported dentures?
Full dentures replace all of the teeth on either the top or the bottom of your mouth. Partial dentures replace several missing teeth, but leave room for your natural teeth as well. Your dental team will let you know which option is best for you.
Whether you want removable or permanent dentures is up to you. Both partial and full dentures can be either removable or permanent. You can make this choice based on your comfort level and lifestyle.
Implant supports can be used for full or partial dentures. Both removable and permanent dentures can use implant supports as well. The benefits of implant-supported dentures are that they shift less while you’re eating and speaking. They also allow for a smaller base, which can give a more natural look.
Average Price of Dentures
With all of these options, it’s impossible to give an average cost of dentures overall. However, we can offer some estimates based on some of these choices:
- Partial, removable dentures with no implants: $811-2026
- Partial, permanent fixed dentures with implants: $8058
- Partial, removable dentures with implants: start at $5518
- Full, removable dentures with no implants: $928- 1920
- Full, permanent fixed dentures with implants: $12,813
- Full, removable dentures with implants: $6378
The total cost for dentures is also influenced by factors such as the type of anesthesia needed and the number of appointments necessary. Our experienced team can help you better understand your estimated costs.
Does Insurance Cover Dentures?
Most dental insurance plans have some level of coverage for dentures. However, exactly how much your insurance covers will depend on your plan. Receiving dentures is considered a major procedure for insurance companies. Most cover major procedures at 50 percent, meaning you pay for half out of pocket.
You have options when it comes to paying for dentures. If you have an FSA or HSA, you can often use funds from that. You can also apply for services like CareCredit. If you’re not sure how to pay for your dentures, let our staff know. We can guide you through your options and help you choose what’s right for you.
Get Dentures in Albuquerque
We are proud to offer a variety of dentures and restorative dentistry options. We use groundbreaking technology to make every procedure as quick and comfortable as possible. Contact us today to set up your consultation and make your plan for dentures today.