Getting dentures can be an intimidating process and to know the answer on how much do dentures cost, the American College of Prosthodontists (ACP) stated the following.
Answer: That is a really good question that has a range of answers. The question of how much is the cost of dentures depends upon different factors. Namely, the conditions within your mouth, the types of materials being used, the techniques used by the dentist or prosthodontist, as well as the location and general operating costs of the dental office. Denture care is an ongoing service to maintain a healthy mouth. What many patients don’t realize is that there is a service aspect connected to complete denture care. Moreover, it includes modification of dentures overtime to eliminate “sore spots” or to improve how the teeth fit for chewing. Also, correcting the look of or adjusting the dentures to make them more comfortable and stable.
The conditions of your mouth make your treatment easier or harder and therefore may result in different costs. If cost is your primary concern, you might want to locate a dental school in your community for treatment. Keep in mind, low-cost treatment is of limited value if you have to have the treatment done over again in a short time. To locate a prosthodontist near you, visit www.denturewearers.com.
Response provided by the American College of Prosthodontists.
Lorin Berland, DDS