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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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Dentures
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Posted by: Cheryl Baudendistel in Fredonia, WI.Posted: November 12th, 2018 10:11PM
Dentist: poth family dentalType: full dentures
Can you please help me understand why your costs are so much higher?
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Help or referral
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Posted by: LLogson in Grove city, OH.Posted: November 11th, 2018 03:11AM
Dentist: Type: Mini dentures
I Desperately need to get both upper and lower set of mini dentures put in due to current low body weight. I have Sjogrens disease that destroyed my teeth so I paid to have them all removed. The Dentures I paid the dentist to have made were too painful and wouldn't hold. I Also have Multiple sclerosis and started a new medicine that cost over 2,300 a month so I had to sell my house in hopes I ca find a dentist or insurance combinination to finish teeth. Any advice or reference would be so helpful. I Am currently gumming my food and weight is a bit too low and can be dangerous if exacerbation.
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Dentures
Amount: $4,000.00 total
Posted by: a user in Seabrook, TX.Posted: October 9th, 2018 12:10AM
Dentist: SameType: Top ,only
Been in 3 month .lost weight .still can't use to them .no stake.chicken.ect.
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Cheap dentures a few states away
Amount: $250.00 total
Posted by: Holyhammer in Corbin, KY.Posted: April 3rd, 2018 10:04PM
Dentist: Cumberland Valley DentureType: Single/Set
I live near one of the cheapest denture shops in the country. I plan to get a full upper and a partial lower as soon as I can get into an oral surgeon to get my top teeth and roots removed. I just hate having to go 6-8 weeks w/o teeth in public and at work. It cost a few hundred more to get the temp detures, which I cannot afford.
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help
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Posted by: William loftus in Berwyn, IL.Posted: February 16th, 2018 11:02AM
I need financial help with partials and deep cleaning someone out there can you help me financially I am poor with Medicare, Medicaid I am desperate with no options they say if I do not get the partials I will loose the rest of my teeth and my facial features will be affected.
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Denture cost
Amount: $1,800.00 total
Posted by: [email protected] in Los angeles, CA.Posted: January 23rd, 2018 01:01PM
Dentist: WhittierType:
I just went to see how much it's going to cost me for upper and lower and this is the price Why does everyone charge different prices
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Need upper and lower dentures
Amount: $4,000.00 total
Posted by: Les Bennington in POPLAR BLUFF, MO.Posted: January 23rd, 2018 01:01AM
Dentist: All about smiles dentalType:
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Taking care of natural teeth.
Amount: $2,500.00 total
Posted by: debby ann jackson in anderson, SC.Posted: May 3rd, 2017 06:05PM
The biggest problem I have is that I constantly feel the dentures part of the upper roof of my mouth I can't get use to that feeling.I also have to take them out when I eat.I can't eat pizza or chew meat because the top dentures move around.please people take care of your teeth having dentures is not fun.I read you are suppose to have 32 teeth I know have 8 natural teeth.
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extractions/upper denture
Amount: $2,028.00 total
Posted by: gj moore in grovetown, GA.Posted: April 23rd, 2017 01:04PM
Dentist: grovetown family dentalType: family dental
6 extractions top teeth + upper denture
cost: 50% discount - $300 per tooth = $1800
plus office visit- no dental ins- 50% upfront
and 50% when denture are in - I have used this
dentist- was on special program - already had upper and lower dentures- my tooth evaluation
was high-tooth were loose- I had incident when removing my upper denture-part of wire that help
to hold denture in- broke off - not able to repair
my choice was either new upper partial or extractions and upper denture - I already paid out over $5000 for treatments and upper and lower partials.i research on computer to get data for extraction and denture - ada need an over/view of dental charges for treatment - each set their own charges and payment plan
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Upper DENTURE implant
Amount: $8,000.00 total
Posted by: Vanessa13 in Garden City, MI.Posted: February 2nd, 2017 08:02PM
Dentist: LookingType: Implanted upper denture
Please if anyone has any info on how much an upper implanted denture will cost please respond if you can. I was quoted 5,000 for a regular upper denture (the removable one) so I was only guessing that the implanted one would cost about 8/10,000
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Extractions and full set of dentures
Amount: $4,305.00 total
Posted by: vwc in Bedford, VA.Posted: February 2nd, 2017 12:02PM
Dentist: Jennifer Aniston-SakoType: DDS
I had 30 extractions at $95x28 and $145x2, I had only ~8 whole teeth but all had roots. I was fitted with immediate dentures and will get the permanent dentures in 6 months or so. Dentures were 'Economy-Plus' at $1,460 for full set. All extractions and immediate dentures were same day at Affordable Dentures.
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My Dentures
Amount: $0.00 total
Posted by: ROBERTA L.BUTLER in Sacramento, CA.Posted: January 3rd, 2017 12:01PM
Dentist: Dr.Uriel CarranzaType: General Dentistry
Dr.Carranza is Absolutely the Greatest Dentist.He made a Beautiful set of Dentures for me that was covered by My Insurance Co.
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full dentures
Amount: $2,500.00 total
Posted by: AJSALT in Lakewood, CA.Posted: November 22nd, 2016 08:11PM
Dentist: alex burnsType:
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Upper Immediate Denture
Amount: $1,200.00 total
Posted by: Harley Man in Clearwater, FL.Posted: November 19th, 2016 05:11AM
Dentist: Advanced Dental of ClearwaterType: Immediate
Had 6 remaining top teeth extracted at $208 per tooth. Immediate top dentures were $1200 with Advanced Dental "discount program" which cost $50 for the Family Plan for 1 year. Long story short save 20% on the overall cost
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Complete upper and partial lower denture
Amount: $8.00 total
Posted by: RioLady in McAllen, TX.Posted: September 21st, 2016 09:09PM
Dentist: McAllen Dental ClinicType: Dentures
Took a year and half to get the procedures finished but I'm happy with the result. I originally planned to get implanted dentures, but the combined cost with the oral surgeon and the dentist would have been $20,000, which I just didn't have. These look very natural, and they fit well.
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wives dentures
Amount: $18.00 total
Posted by: John, Shers husband in Idaho Falls, ID.Posted: May 7th, 2016 06:05PM
Dentist: dr tom andersonType:
started with a tooth ache,five days later he pulled every tooth and four root canals in 2.5 hrs in the chair, twodays later she got blood clots in heer legs and traveled to her heart and to her lungs and carpet bombed her lungs with blood clots, DR says just a coincidence never from the dental surgery.
67K hospital bill later ( 2 yrs later now over 80K in medical,they could install her dentures for 15 months , (blood clots got her so weak and run down , nothing would heal, implants finally were strong enough at 16 months , they said, and installed them , but she hadn't eaten solid food for 15 months, now so weak and thin the implants don't fit, they want another few hundred to adjust them, 22months later and still don't fit,she now is anorexic going 2 yrs withouut eating lost almost 40 # is down to 80+ , PS no insurance self pay up front,so because of a tooth ache 100K gone
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Looking for sliding scale or payments that I don\'t have to get a credit card for
Amount: $0.00 total
Posted by: CHandy70 in Gibsonton, FL.Posted: May 3rd, 2016 01:05AM
Dentist: Type: Denture Implants
I at age 16 was in car accident went through the windshield and lost 4 on top and 4 lower so have had partials the last 30 years. Now I have one tooth left on top so I at least need the upper denture implant as for the bottoms well they are not great but can make due a few more years before I will have to get them. I have very lil income as I have just started my cleaning business last year. That being said I am very willing to trade services so long as it a denture implant or something very similar. Right now business is pretty slow always is during the summer. I am OCD and a perfectionist most likely the reason I love cleaning and do it better than most anyone with lil to no chemicals except the normal items you already have at home that care not harmful to the environment people/pets. You give me a beautiful smile back so I can also eat more than soups/foods that require lil to no chewing. I will give u the cleanest office & home 5 days a week for 6-8 months promise
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Full set, 10 extractions - Dental College
Amount: $880.00 total
Posted by: Alec Kazzam in Memphis, TN.Posted: April 6th, 2016 04:04AM
Dentist: UT College of DentistryType: Dental College
Extractions were the main cost saver ($30 each) but you have to pay for the dentures first ($500). Don't think they would have accepted me if I only wanted extractions. TOOK 5 MONTHS and 6 or 7 visits to get these "immediate" dentures. Look good out of my mouth but when I smile u see all the bottom teeth and hardly any top ones. LOTS of overbite make biting PB&J sandwich impossible.
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temporary upper denture
Amount: $4,300.00 total
Posted by: c. j. sykes in Overland Park, KS.Posted: March 24th, 2016 09:03AM
Dentist: Dr. AmetType: Temporary
Temporary due to having implants as soon as healing is complete after extractions. The denture was in no way near fitting. It is of extremely poor quality and has not been adjusted. $4.3K is outrageous for a temporary!
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upper partial
Amount: $1,700.00 total
Posted by: Nice in Naples, FL.Posted: March 7th, 2016 07:03PM
Dentist: William GibsonType: Central Dental Naples, FL
This cost was with insurance paying some.
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Front two teeth partial
Amount: $723.00 total
Posted by: ghudresb in waco, TX.Posted: December 4th, 2015 06:12PM
Dentist: Dr. LevoyType: front teeth partial
Very happy, partial was 500.00, the rest was getting old badly decayed inplants out.
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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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