Are you interested in getting dental plates for missing teeth (dentures) and are worried about how much it might cost you? You may have found it amusing to watch someone put on his or her dentures thinking that you will never end up doing the same thing until your orthodontist recommends it to maintain your long-term dental health.
So how much can you expect to pay for dentures?
Like most other orthodontic treatment, the cost of getting dentures can differ significantly. Denture clinics in Canberra tend to charge different rates depending on the type of dentures used and how much dental work needs to be done. There are low-cost dentures for the budget conscious as well as premium dentures that are either made from precious metals meticulously fabricated to create a natural look. In any case, a reputable orthodontist ought to be able to recommend a solution that fits your needs and finances.
If you are looking for the cheapest dentures, then beware of prefabricated ones made from low-quality materials. These dentures are often uncomfortable to wear, not to mention that they look unnatural and are more prone to problems like cracks and breakage. Your dentist can offer different types of dentures with similar pricing. In any case, it is essential that you know exactly what you are paying for.
There are two types of dentures:
Complete dentures are the ones that come to mind when people think of dental plates. As the name suggests, each plate comes with a full set of teeth to be fitted on the upper or lower jaw. Each plate can cost anywhere from $900 to $1400.
For a full treatment (both upper and lower jaw), you can expect to pay around $1600 to $2500. Note that there may be additional fees which are unrelated to the dentures but still necessary for the treatment. One good example is the cost of pulling any remaining teeth before the dentures can be installed.
If you wish to keep what remains of your natural teeth, then you will have to opt for what is known as partial dentures. Prices tend to vary more for these types of braces due to various factors such as material and how much dental work is needed to adjust the dentures to match the remaining teeth. Prices range from $600 for acrylic dentures to as much as $1700 for Cobalt chrome dentures.
The more expensive set of dentures are custom-made from precious metals which can cost a small fortune. These almost always come with maintenance services and a lifetime warranty. Also, there is the option of getting teeth replacements that look indistinguishable from real teeth.
Can dentures be repaired?
What if you accidentally dropped your dentures resulting in a crack or breakage? Do not fret — depending on the extent of the damage, it might be possible to have the dentures fixed and look as good as new. In rare instances, your dentist may recommend getting a replacement but only if the dentures have suffered extensive damage such that the plates are unable to withstand the pressure of daily use (chewing and biting).
It is impossible to say exactly how much dentures are going to cost you just by looking up information online. To get an exact quote, you will need to consult with your dentist and have them come up with a treatment plan. Get started today! Call “Supersmile Orthodontics” on 1300 767 553 to arrange an appointment with our team of reputable dental experts.