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Are Dentures Expensive?

Are Dentures Expensive?

Our Abbotsford dental specialists consider dentures to be the most affordable option for replacing your missing teeth. Prices do vary, however, so read on to learn more from our on-site denturist.

Types of Dentures

There are different types of dentures: complete, partial, and implant-supported dentures. Costs vary for each type of denture.

Complete dentures are designed for the top jaw or bottom jaw when teeth on either are all missing.

Partial dentures replace either one tooth, or a few teeth in a row.

Implant-supported dentures are anchored in the mouth by dental implants. These dentures attach onto the implants surgically placed in your jaw.

Complete dentures typically cost more than partial dentures, and because implant-supported dentures require a surgical procedure to place the implant in the jaw, this option can also be more expensive.

Materials & Customizations

You can, of course, get extremely inexpensive dentures, but as with most things, you get what you pay for.

The cheapest dentures not only look more artificial than their more expensive counterparts, they are also made of cheaper materials and are pre-made, resulting in a poor fit.

Higher quality dentures may cost more, but they’re worth the price for comfort, functionality, and aesthetics. They are custom-made of high quality materials to fit your mouth exactly, and come with multiple fitting sessions ahead of time, and realignment fittings after they have been placed.

In short, they look more natural and make eating and speaking easier.

Immediate Dentures

Immediate dentures are prepared and fitted on the same day that your teeth are extracted. They serve a primarily aesthetic purpose, because they allow you to get your new teeth immediately, rather than going for weeks without any teeth, as is typically the case.

As your mouth heals, it will change shape, and your dentures will likely have to be re-fitted so that they sit comfortably and stay in place.

As a result of these additional steps, immediate dentures may cost somewhat more than traditional dentures.

Other Costs

There are a variety of costs associated with getting dentures, aside from the cost of the dentures themselves.

For instance, the preparatory work of extracting teeth, and surgically reshaping the jawline to reduce the risk of complications, both have costs associated with them.

Ongoing costs include dental adhesives, a denture cleaning machine, and cleaning products.

Our On-Site Denturist

At Fraser Valley Dental Specialists in Abbotsford, our on-site denturist specializes in the construction, placement and fitting of complete and partial dentures, as well as implant-supported dentures.

She will work with you one-on-one to make sure that your dentures look good, feel comfortable and function well in your daily life.

For more information about the specific costs associated with dentures at Fraser Valley Dental Specialists in Abbotsford, please contact our office today!

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