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What Do Immediate Dentures Cost?

Did you know that thirty-one per cent of Singaporeans aged 60 and above have lost all of their teeth, according to this SingHealth article? Fortunately, anyone experiencing tooth loss can get one of many types of dentures, including immediate dentures. Find out more about what immediate dentures are, how much they cost and the benefits of using them.

What Are Immediate Dentures and When Are They Used?

Immediate dentures are dentures that are inserted immediately after the removal of natural teeth. They can be complete or partial.

Immediate dentures are used by patients who don’t want oral implants and also want to avoid going without a prosthesis for any amount of time.

What Do Immediate Dentures Cost?

Immediate dentures cost about $400 - $800 in Singapore. You’ll also need to consider the cost of cleaning materials and additional appointments with your dentist.

The average patient might need about four visits to create the dentures, plus another visit to remove the teeth. Then about six months after the dentures are placed, you will need to return to your dentist’s office for adjustments and for your dentist to check if your mouth has healed. If your mouth hasn’t healed properly, your dentures might need to be replaced, which will come at an additional cost.

The extra costs associated with immediate dentures can be a concern. Don’t hesitate to talk to your dentist about whether an alternative option is a better fit for you.

Immediate Dentures vs. Conventional Dentures

Another option for dentures is conventional dentures. According to the American Dental Association in the United States, fully removable dentures are only placed in your mouth after all your teeth are removed and all tissues are healed. This can take several months.

While these dentures are typically cheaper than immediate dentures, it may be several months before you can wear them, which means that you’ll need to spend several months without teeth.

Both immediate and conventional dentures are fully removable.

Benefits of Immediate Dentures

We’ve already discussed the biggest benefit associated with immediate dentures: at no point will you be without teeth.

But this isn’t the only reason why immediate dentures are a great option! Another benefit is that they can help reduce bleeding since they protect your gum tissue while your mouth heals from the teeth extraction.

While immediate dentures are certainly expensive, their many benefits can make them worth it. Talk to your dentist about whether they’re right for you, and soon enough, you’ll find yourself smiling confidently again.