Well-made dentures in Tullahoma can increase your chewing ability, improve your appearance, heighten your confidence, and so much more. However, before you talk to your dentist about rebuilding your smile with dentures, you may have questions about how much your prosthetic will cost. While there is no way for us to provide an estimate before you come in for your consultation, we can discuss some of the factors that will influence the price of your new smile. We’ll also give you a few tips to help you fit your dentures into your budget.
A traditional full denture, which replaces an entire arch of teeth, is one of the most affordable ways to address extensive tooth loss. The price of this type of prosthetic depends on the materials used to make it, the extent of any preparatory procedures, and other factors. In general, however, most patients find that the total cost is quite manageable. In fact, when you do a little math and divide your dentures cost by the amount of time you might use it, you’ll likely find that it will cost you less than $1 per day. That’s less than many people spend on their morning cup of coffee!
Partial dentures replace multiple teeth at various places throughout a dental arch. Logically, the price of a partial denture depends on how many teeth it is replacing, the materials used to construct it, and whether you require any preliminary treatment. Partial dentures often have a lifespan of 10 years or longer, so their long-term value makes them a sound investment for patients on virtually any budget.
Dr. Petty often recommends implant-retained prosthetics rather than either of the above-listed tooth replacement solutions. He does so because dental implants offer numerous oral health benefits. The price of implant-retained dentures varies from patient to patient and hinges largely on how many implants are required to provide support for the artificial teeth that will go on top of them. Admittedly, however, they have a higher initial cost than traditional full and partial dentures. That is because the treatment process is much more complex and time-consuming.
Keep in mind, though, that implant-retained solutions tend to have a longer life expectancy than non-implant restorative treatments. Over the course of their lifespan, the remarkable comfort, strong chewing power, and long lifespan that they offer makes them a truly excellent value.
There are a few resources you might be able to use to make it easier to fit your dentures into your budget:
Are you ready to receive a personalized treatment estimate for your dentures? Contact us today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Petty, your friendly and skilled dentist in Tullahoma.