Examining the Cost of Dentures
The cost of dentures provided at our Hellam, PA office depends mainly on the materials used, the means of support, and any necessary preparatory procedures. While insurance can contribute to the cost of dentures, some options such as dental implants and premium materials are considered elective, and do not qualify for coverage. To make the cost of the dentures you desire affordable, we offer several convenient financing options.
The team at Center for Dental Excellence™ will take the time needed to help you understand the cost of the treatment you need and the options you want. If you are missing teeth and would like more information about how dentures can improve your quality of life, please contact our office today to make an appointment.
Factors Affecting The Total Cost Of Dentures
Dentures are not a one-size-fits-all treatment. No two cases are the same, and each set of dentures is customized to meet the individual patient’s needs. The primary factors affecting the cost of dentures include:
- Dental implants – Implant-supported dentures are very popular because they offer the highest level of comfort and stability. Rather than relying on dental adhesives, these dentures connect to titanium posts that are permanently fused to the jawbone. Insurance rarely covers the cost of dental implants, making implant-supported dentures a costlier option than traditional dentures. However, the important benefits of implant-supported dentures can more than justify the cost for many patients. For example, implant-supported dentures allow you to eat any foods you wish, including crisp fruit and rare steak, without having to worry that your dentures will slip out of place. Meanwhile, implants are the only restorative treatment that can prevent the jaw atrophy that occurs in the absence of tooth roots. Traditional dentures require frequent adjustment as the jaw changes. Implant-supported dentures, however, require few, if any adjustments.
- Cosmetic Dentures – Made using premium aesthetic materials, cosmetic dentures require advanced artistic skill. Because of the time and materials involved in creating these dentures, this option can add to to the total cost of treatment, and usually incurs out-of-pocket expense. Many patients choose premium aesthetic options because they provide a natural-looking appearance and boosted confidence.
- Additional Procedures – Some patients may require additional procedures before we can begin fitting their dentures. Any periodontal disease or tooth decay must be addressed prior to crafting dentures. Some patients will require one or more teeth to be extracted or treated with root canal therapy before we begin crafting dentures. Insurance will usually contribute to the cost of these treatments. If you wish to receive implant-supported dentures, but have experienced some jaw atrophy, you may require a bone graft before implant surgery, which will increase the overall cost of treatment.
Dentures Financing Options
Our staff will work with your insurance company to determine if coverage applies to the treatments you need and want. In order to make the cost of elective treatments more affordable on any budget, the Center for Dental Excellence™ is proud to offer CareCredit℠ patient financing. CareCredit℠ is a third-party financing option for dental and medical procedures that offers low interest programs with flexible repayment terms. Our front office team will be happy to help you get started with the simple application process.
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If you would like to learn more about dental implants and how to budget for the treatment you require, schedule a consultation today!