According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, did you know that nearly 1 in 5 adults aged 65 or older have lost all their teeth? 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 Do Immediate Dentures Cost?
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 to choose oral implants and also want to avoid going without a prosthesis for any amount of time.
According to Authority Dental, you should expect to pay about $1900 for your new set of immediate dentures. You’ll also need to consider the cost of cleaning materials and additional appointments with your dentist or denturist.
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.
Another option for dentures is conventional dentures. According to the American Dental Association, 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.
We’ve already discussed the biggest benefit associated with immediate dentures: at no point will you not have 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.
This article is intended to promote understanding of and knowledge about general oral health topics. It is not intended to be a substitute for professional advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your dentist or other qualified healthcare provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition or treatment.