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average costBasic to Mid-Range: $600-$3,000 for a sethigh costPremium Dentures: $4,000-$8,000+ for a set
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Crafted of resin, porcelain, acrylic and/or metal, dentures are removable plates used when most or all of the teeth are missing. Conventional dentures are held in place by suction and possibly dental adhesive, while implant dentures are supported by dental implants but are still removable.

Typical costs:

  • If dentures are medically necessary, insurance might pay 15%-50% of the costs (up to the plan's annual limit, if there is one). A basic denture starts at about $300-$500 per plate, or $600-$1,000 for a full set of upper and lower teeth. These typically have limited warranties, don't last as long as more expensive models, tend to look artificial and may be adapted from a standard size instead of a customized fit.
  • A mid-range denture typically costs $500-$1,500 per plate or $1,000-$3,000 for a set. These offer a fairly personalized fit and usually come with a 1- or 2-year warranty.
  • Premium dentures can cost $2,000-$4,000 per plate, or $4,000-$8,000 or more for a set. Dentures in this price range are a personalized fit, use high-end materials to simulate the look of gums and teeth as closely as possible, last a long time and are warranted against chipping and cracking for 5-10 years or longer. Often the price includes several follow-up visits to fine-tune the fit.
  • Removable partial dentures start at $300 -$500, average around $700-$1,800,and can cost $2,000-$4,000 or more in gold (instead of acrylic or another metal). Partial dentures use a metal framework to hold artificial teeth in place, and can be attached to natural teeth with metal clasps or with precision attachments that are nearly invisible but require crowns on the real teeth.
  • It is often necessary to pull any remaining damaged teeth before getting dentures. Tooth extraction typically costs $75-$450 per tooth for a simple extraction and $150-$650 or more per tooth for a surgical extraction. Depending on the number of teeth to be pulled, the total cost of getting dentures can be $1,500-$20,000 or more for a full set (uppers and lowers). CostHelper readers report paying $2,000-$18,000 for a full set of removable dentures including tooth extractions and other preparation work, at an average cost of $9,063.
  • Two to six dental implants that support a removable denture plate can cost $3,500-$30,000 or more depending on the number and type of implants (mini-implants are less expensive), denture materials (in some cases an existing denture plate can be adapted for use with implants) and any other procedures needed. A full set (upper and lower) of implants and dentures can cost $7,000-$90,000 or more.
Related articles: Dental Bridge, Dental Implants, Full Mouth Reconstruction, Gum Repair, False Teeth

What should be included:
  • Dentures are available from a dentist or a prosthodontist (with specialized training in dentures), and prosthodontists typically charge more than dentists. The American Dental Association provides an overview of dentures[1] .
  • Conventional dentures are installed after the last teeth are removed, to allow for healing (typically six to eight weeks). There are typically separate appointments for impressions and measurements; checking a "try-in" model for fit; inserting and adjusting the final denture; and follow-up appointments to check comfort and function. Immediate (same-day) dentures are made in advance and inserted when the teeth are pulled. The University of Iowa provides an overview of immediate dentures[2] and a California dentist has a immediate denture video[3] .
  • An implant-supported denture often provides a better fit on the bottom jaw than conventional dentures. In many cases, an implant overdenture on the bottom is paired with a conventional top denture. It can take several months to learn to eat and speak while wearing dentures, and they require daily cleaning. SimpleStepsDental.com lists tips for living with dentures[4] .
Additional costs:
  • Dentures may crack or break, and the fit will change over time. Repairs can cost $50-$200 and professional relining to adjust the fit is typically $250-$450. Do-it-yourself repair or reline kits (available from drug stores or online) cost $10-$50.
Discounts:
  • The National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research has tips for finding low-cost dental care[5] .
Shopping for dentures:
  • Ask how the dentures will be customized to fit, the materials used and how many follow-up appointments are included. A dental adhesive manufacturer lists questions to ask before getting dentures[6] .
  • If the patient has dental insurance, the insurance company will provide a list of approved dentists. Or search for local members of the American College of Prosthodontists[7] , the American Dental Association[8] or the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry[9] .
Material on this page is for informational purposes only and should not be construed as medical advice. Always consult your physician or pharmacist regarding medications or medical procedures.
 
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Go off shore
Amount: $1,000.00 total
Posted by: tim watt in Phoenix, AZ.Posted: July 22nd, 2014 08:07AM
Dentist: mexicoType:
I had 16 teeth pulled and plates made for under $1,000. I went in in the morning and had new teeth the early the next morning with the main cost being $40 a tooth for pulling which took about a half hour. The upper fits well and I have been getting by with lower, need it refitted but do not have the doe re me at present. It is just crazy what dentists and doctors charge for routine proceedures here in the US.
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free dentures
Amount: $0.00 total
Posted by: sexygranny in Oakland, CA.Posted: March 14th, 2014 01:03AM
If you do not have much money and you need dental care or extractions and a full denture you can try calling Missions od Mercy and go to one of their free clinics...Many states are now doing the LARELL One Step Denture for the clinic patients...You can have teeth removed and after that get a free LARELL Denture if Missions of Mercy has the denture clinic... Just takes an hour and you leave with brand new great looking dentures. You can call and see if they offer the Larell clinic for dentures... I got mine in Sacramento Ca last year and they are really great.
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dentures
Amount: $5,600.00 total
Posted by: impatient in perris, CA.Posted: November 19th, 2013 10:11AM
Dentist: cross dental groupType: med grade
They gave me three choices 3000 5000 10.000 i choice the middle i get them in today they didnt have mine ready the day all my teeth were pulled i wasnt happy they
Left me no choice so i called
Just now they want me to
Wait again another appt i new the dentist was lying to me when he promised me they would be ready a week later said he wanted them to be perfect. Sure. So ill post when i get and see if they are perfect
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Great service from Elmont Health center
Amount: $350.00 total
Posted by: Sarah1977 in Elmont, NY.Posted: October 10th, 2013 07:10AM
Dentist: Dr Rory S. Sadoff, DDSType: Dentures
They were great guarenteed and they are super in my mouth
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full set of dentures
Amount: $5,000.00 total
Posted by: beautifulsmileat40 in aurora, OH.Posted: March 23rd, 2013 05:03PM
Dentist: dr kramer/dental worksType: premium
he couldn't have been a more caring ,attentive dentist.he was absolutely wonderful.i am 40 yrs old and was very concerned about my appearance . he did many fittings before he made my permanent set of dentures until i was 100% pleased with them. i am thrilled with how they turned out.they are beautiful and No one can tell they are dentures.
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Full permanent upper denture cost
Amount: $22,000.00 total
Posted by: Toothless in White Plains, NY.Posted: October 19th, 2012 11:10PM
Dentist: Family DentalType: General Dentist
I live in Westchester Co, NY. My dentist quoted me $22,000 for a permanent upper denture, the one that screws on to the implants. I am not including the cost for extractions, bone replacement or temporary denture. This quote is only for the actual denture. Does this cost seem correct?
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Dentures
Amount: $400.00 total
Posted by: Carole in Waterloo SC in Akron, OH.Posted: September 18th, 2012 10:09PM
Dentist: cant remember nameType: plastic
Had oral surgery in Ohio. Was 28 at time. Front teeth were knocked loose from exhusband. Had to have bone reduced caise of overbite. That was over 30 yrs ago! Iam now 63 yrs old on ssi n medicaid n small retirement cant afford new They are so awful looking n yellow. Ive tried everything. Nothing works! yes i am a smoker but now yellow teeth that i have to use soo much glue n they took way too much bone out! anybody know of how i could get some help please email me soo ashamed hate to smile. Still have some teeth on bottom trying hard to keep those. life is hard! God bless us all n the USA
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implants
Amount: $10,000.00 total
Posted by: cheryl in palm harbour, AZ.Posted: August 20th, 2012 01:08PM
Dentist: palm harbourType: implant specialist
the best thing i ever did uppers and lowers. went to the best got the best. still great and feel like real teeth without the troubles that come with the real ones. my friend got cheaper ones and still has problems. get what ya pay for
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took a while but got it right
Amount: $2,300.00 total
Posted by: cindysue125 in Mountain Home, AR.Posted: July 17th, 2012 12:07PM
Dentist: Larry GouldType: general
went in to have all teeth pulled and full dentures, he talked me into partials. glad he did, it took almost a year mostly because he had personal problems. I am not 100% happy with the look of my teeth but I can eat with them and they are comfortable. he pulled 9 teeth, did a root canal and crown on one and two partials, not a bad deal price wise, looks, they look nothing like my real teeth, the bite is a little off.
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Becareful with Dentist
Amount: $5.00 total
Posted by: Kite67 in Queens, NY.Posted: July 11th, 2012 08:07PM
Dentist: dont remember his name,Type:
I went to a dentist in Queens New york in the 1990, this guy put crown on my teeth when i dont needed, that cause me periodontics diseases and now i have to get denture, just because this guy wants to get pay. now i am so scare i need denture.
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Full Set with insurance
Amount: $5,000.00 total
Posted by: SSunny in DeRidder, LA.Posted: May 8th, 2012 02:05PM
Dentist: Dental PlusType: Preimum
I love the dentist and the staff at this dental office. My teeth look great and fit awesome. I never know they are even in my mouth.
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Lower partial, 4 teeth extraction and cleaning
Amount: $1,150.00 total
Posted by: RugerPSeries in north las vegas, NV.Posted: May 4th, 2012 05:05PM
Dentist: Absolute DentalType:
I've been fighting gum disease for the last 6 years but it really ends up losing teeth and since I'm not ready for a full set of dentures I opted for a lower partial and will continue the battle as long as I can afford it. It sucks but... that's life! I'm 38 right now I'll probably be ready to wear full set of dentures when I'm 45. God help me! Absolute dental has the best staff and dentist to help anyone's dental needs. Highly recommended!
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I don't have money for dentures.
Amount: $0.00 total
Posted by: cp_cartwright@yahoo.com in OCALA, FL.Posted: March 9th, 2012 05:03PM
I wish I had the money for dentures. Aspen and Affordable say only hundreds of dollars, but it cost thousands. I live in the USA and now have to worry about dying from some brain infection because dental care is never included in regular insurance. Sad, and I am not the only one. The ADA is not helping people get the care they need and the colleges are worthless.
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Great Service and product
Amount: $2,000.00 total
Posted by: tlg in Winchester, VA.Posted: February 22nd, 2012 01:02PM
Dentist: Affiorable DenturesType: Preimum
Went and had all my upper teeth removed and most of the bottom. Great service
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Full set
Amount: $2,000.00 total
Posted by: robert moore in tyler, TX.Posted: September 7th, 2011 04:09PM
Dentist: Affordable DentistType: Prieium
This was my second top plate and had to have all teeth pulled for bottom plate. They charge you upfront for all services done. Includes two sets of dentures a temp for few months and a permanat to be picked up after healing. I broke my bottom plate a few months after i got them they repaired it free. Then in a few more months when the repair failed they recast it again, also for free. I have had the set for a few years now about time for a refit wear well never had any problems. I have heard a lot of people complain about the lower quality sets but i went with the top they offer.
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Full Set of Dentures
Amount: $10,000.00 total
Posted by: HappyGirl in Cedar Hill, TX.Posted: July 8th, 2011 06:07PM
Dentist: Monarch DentalType: Dentures
I just got a set of dentures upper and bottom 2 weeks ago from Monarch dental. So, far everything is going fine just can't wait until I'm completely healed. But, I received temporary dentures and in 6 months I will receive my permanent dentures. I had a choice of what type of teeth and color, and my goodness they look GOOD! nobody can tell they are dentures. Yes, I would have rather got implants but couldn't afford them...but so far I have no problems and love my new look!
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Upper dentures
Amount: $3,600.00 total
Posted by: Deborah Clark in Mishawaka, IN.Posted: June 17th, 2011 02:06PM
Dentist: ALLCAREType: Upper denture
This co. was new in our area and because of my diabetes my upper teeth had become rapidly infected and I was told I'd have to get them all extracted, and get temporary dentures till swelling went down so I could have the final set; everything looked good, but in reality, I sat in their office 3 and sometimes 4 hrs. Waiting for whatever with only 1 dentist between 4 patients, and I must have had 3-4 different dentists while I was there cause it appeared there was a big turn around in the entire office over and over, so I couldn't get to know anybody; for the final set, the last dentist I saw quickly started shaving away at the acrylic rapidly without being aware that she was not making them to fit for me at all because she had wiggled them down far too much, so they always get stuff down inside wherever she shaved it too low, it makes it so uncomfortable; not only that this dentist kept on manhandling my mouth and ripping the delicate tissue that bled. I never returned, they closed.
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Seriously people pay like $40,000?
Amount: $0.00 total
Posted by: Henry Dunnigan in Manford, CT.Posted: March 12th, 2011 10:03PM
That is crazy, I'm only 20, but messed up my top teeth and my bottom ones are rediculously crooked. I've been thinking about getting dentures for a while, and know a few people that have gotten them. With insurance they all payed less than $10,000 for their dentures, one was free, but cheaper quality. You people paying like $40,000 are getting robbed, either you have no insurance, which is INSANE considering you could get insurance and just pay a monthly fee to save thousands. OR your dentist are literally robbing you, and someone stealing $40,000 from someone who is most likely elderly deserves a lot more than just going to jail, shame on you... if someone I knew got robbed like that, especially my grandparents, I don't know what I'd do. IF YOUR DENTIST SAYS IT'S SOMETHING RIDICULOUS LIKE THAT, CALL AROUND AND SEE ABOUT OTHERS, USE COMMON SENSE PEOPLE. MY LAST DENTIST CHARGED NEARLY FOUR TIMES MORE TO JUST CLEAN MY TEETH THAN THE LAST, THAT'S WHY I CHANGED!!
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Molar repair
Amount: $240.00 total
Posted by: D.N.Sanders in Tarpon Springs, FL.Posted: March 11th, 2011 04:03PM
Dentist: Dr. Hayden AllenType: DDS
I, went to Coast dental in St Petersburg, Fl to get My bottom rear molar filled. The Dr. there told me I would need to have a root canal and bone repair done at apprx. 1700.00 plus.Being poor I,sought another opinion,going to Dr. Allen,of Tarpon Springs,Fl.He filled My tooth for 240.00,three surfaces and I have had no problems since 2003.Be careful about Dentist as they are similar to used car salesmen.
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Dentures/Implants
Amount: $40,000.00 total
Posted by: S. McGinnis in Atlanta, GA.Posted: October 7th, 2010 05:10PM
Dentist: Fryer & LowdenType: Surgeon & Prosthodontist
The entire ORDEAL took 16 months from total mouth extractions via 8 implants to hold dentures in place at total cost of $40,000.. I would NEVER do it again. The pain & suffering was unbelievable. (I am a 67 year old diabetic.) God help anyone who has to go through it!
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External Resources:
  1.  www.mouthhealthy.org/en/az-topics/d/Dentures.aspx
  2.  www.dentistry.uiowa.edu/public/oral/immediate.html
  3.  www.youtube.com/watch?v=LOjxGFZEVZs&feature=related
  4.  www.simplestepsdental.com/SS/ihtSS/r.==/st.31862/t.32276/pr.3.html
  5.  www.nidcr.nih.gov/oralhealth/popularpublications/findinglowcostdentalcare/
  6.  www.dentureliving.com/new-to-dentures/questions-to-ask-your-dentist
  7.  www.gotoapro.org/find-a-prosthodontist/
  8.  www.mouthhealthy.org/en/find-a-dentist.aspx
  9.  www.aacd.com/index.php?module=aacd.websiteforms&cmd=memberreferral
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