There are many different types of dentures that a person can choose from. What type of denture you choose, all begins with how much you want to spend. It also depends on what type fits in your mouth.

Full Dentures

Full dentures are dentures that are placed inside the mouth 8 to 12 weeks after extraction. They are to replace all the teeth in the mouth. Before the dentures are made, the dentist will take a mold of your teeth, then he/she will begin the process of extracting. Full dentures are made to sit on the gums and can be held in with denture adhesive. A full set of dentures can cost anywhere from the low end of 300 dollars, to the high end of 1,000 dollars.

Partial Dentures

Partial dentures are used when there are still real teeth inside the mouth. These types of dentures will clasp on teeth that are still in the mouth. Partial dentures are used when there is a gap in teeth that needs to be filled. The cost of partial dentures will depend on how many teeth you need to get. If one, two, or three teeth are needed, it will cost around 699 dollars. If there are more teeth needed, five to nine teeth will cost around 899 dollars. You can find cheaper dentures, it depends on how much your dentist is charging.

Dental Implants

Dental implants are more natural-looking in the long run. They are more secure in the mouth rather than the full dentures. With the full dentures, the bottoms are not that secure, even with adhesive in. They become loose over time. With implants, they are screwed into the jaw bone so they are more secure. For these types of implants, you will need healthy gums, an oral care routine that is good, and a sufficient jawbone. If you don’t have a sufficient jawbone, your dentist can perform surgery to rebuild a stronger jawbone for dental implants.

Dental implants are on the more expensive side of dentures, but they are also more natural-looking. They can cost anywhere from 3,000 to 4,500 dollars and that is not for a full mouth. A full mouth of dental implants can cost around 7,000 to 9,000 dollars.

The cost of dentures can be a bit overwhelming, but there is help out there so you can get back to smiling like a new person. Some dentists offer dental insurance for people that do not have all the money upfront. They can be put on a payment plan and pay over time.

Caring for your dentures is a must because dentures can last around 5 to 10 years depending on what type of denture you have. Over time, dentures will become loose because you will lose jaw bone over time. So you will need to go back to your dentist to get a reline once they start becoming loose. Taking out the full dentures and partial dentures to clean and to clean in your mouth. Implants, you will need an oral irrigator to get in between the gum and the implants.

All in all, dentures can be beautiful when they are done right and taken care of. They can be expensive, but there is always help to a beautiful smile.