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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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Vietnam Veteran Need help
Amount: $0.00 total
Posted by: Harry B in West Palm Beach, FL.Posted: September 23rd, 2019 09:09AM
Dentist: NoneType: Dentures
I'm am a Vietnam Vet living on SS only. Since I'm not a wounded Vet, the VA will not take care of my teeth. Many of my teeth are broken and I can't chew well anymore. I hope there is someone out there that can help me.
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Getting full set next week
Amount: $7,100.00 total
Posted by: Shawna in Manor, TX.Posted: July 26th, 2019 12:07PM
Dentist: DDS Dentures + implants solutionsType: Acrylic
I’ve needed dentures for a couple years or more. Several teeth pulled and a couple broken, one in front and another chipped in front. We won’t have dental insurance again until next year but my husband wants me to get them now so I’ll feel better about myself and not be so depressed and afraid to smile. He’s had them for several years so he’ll help me get used to them. I’m getting full upper and lower with two implants on lower set. I’m very very nervous, and will have to pay on credit which will put more debt on us and with interest will be even more expensive.
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Dentures
Amount: $350.00 total
Posted by: Sharon Dotson in Dayton, OH.Posted: July 17th, 2019 01:07PM
Dentist: Affordable DenturesType: Upper plate
I have had dentures since I was 21 years old. I have used Affordable Dentures for years. In Muncie, Indiana and now in Dayton, Ohio. I have never had a problem with them. They always fit well and I don't need adhesive.
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Cost and Wearablity
Amount: $10,000.00 total
Posted by: First Time Dentures in Mesa, AZ.Posted: July 17th, 2019 06:07AM
Dentist: xxxType: Prostodontist
Prostodontist in Mesa, AZ has quoted me $10,000 for full dentures NOT to include extractions (to be done elsewhere). He offers uppers and lowers immediate with a permanent set approx. 6 months later. Will be unable to talk, eat or sleep with them in place, requires replacement every 5 years. Is this a good price or should I look elsewhere?
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I got dentures in 1972 top & bottoms.
Amount: $0.00 total
Posted by: Archie Stacy in Knox, IN.Posted: June 25th, 2019 09:06PM
Dentist: ?Type: ?
I would like a mew set. No insurance Like the cost of a set.
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Fulled Uppers and Bottoms Dentures for Myself and my Husband
Amount: $5,000.00 total
Posted by: Mrs Angelina Grimes in Merced, CA.Posted: March 27th, 2019 11:03PM
Dentist: Merced Dental GroupType: General & Specially Dentistry in Merced
Please help the both of us we both waiting since 1987 to get Fulled Dentures we both have Super Bad teeth we both have slot of Broken Teeths on our Uppers and Bottoms Teeth and we both will love to have New Dentures and so we both could Have Smiles and we both could Celebrate on 38 Wedding Anniversary on 2/19/2020 and have a real nice day and go out for a Steak and Lobster Dinner ease I hope you can help me Mrs Angelina Grimes and my Husband Tim Grimes Senior. Thank you. Mr & Mrs Tim Senior & Angelina Grimes. And name of the Dentist is Merced Dental Group at 1120 Olivewood Drive in Merced, CA 95348 Phone 209 325-4395
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Immediate dentures-upper and lower
Amount: $3,000.00 total
Posted by: Poppy Train in Kirksville, MO.Posted: January 15th, 2019 04:01PM
Dentist: Kamra DeFriesType: General
Immediate Dentures were $3000 for the set full upper and full lower). Extractions of 19 teeth were another $3000. Some local dentists, I later learned, do both the immediate denture AND permanent dentures a year later for the same $3000. The immediate dentures are thick and unwearable. The "permanent" set, for which we will again pay for out-of-pocket (dentist had maxed our dental insurance for the year with fillings before she decided full-mouth extractions were needed) will be purchased elsewhere.
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Implanted all-on-4 upper and lower dentures
Amount: $23,000.00 total
Posted by: Dismayed in Aberdeen, SD.Posted: January 9th, 2019 05:01PM
Dentist: Dr. BainType: Acrylic
For the life of me, I can't understand the cost of acrylic upper and lower dentures that are implanted versus regular dentures. Are they not made of the same material? Would love that question answered.
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Need teeth
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Posted by: Cynthia L Harvey in Smithsburg, MD.Posted: December 20th, 2018 04:12PM
Dentist: Don't have one yetType: Miss upper teeth and some lower
Need help please. Im living with friends no home. Living on social security. Need to smile again. An be able to eat meat again. Thank you
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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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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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