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Do you need dentures but are having a hard time figuring out how you’re going to pay for them? Dentures are expensive, especially if you have no dental insurance. Understanding all that you can about the procedure is critical to feeling more at ease with the whole process.

Why Do I Need to Get Dentures?

Your dentist may recommend dentures if you have significant tooth decay and tooth loss. Dentures are often a last resort. Most dentists want to help their patients save as many natural teeth as possible. However, if that’s not a possibility, dentists will recommend dentures

Types of Dentures

There are two types of dentures-complete dentures and partial dentures. It all depends on the condition of your mouth. Have you lost, or are losing, just a couple of teeth, several teeth or the majority of your teeth? Whatever the state of your mouth, you might need either:

  • Partial Dentures: These are typically made to connect to the rest of your teeth. You slide them into place and then you can remove them as needed.
  • Complete Dentures: These are needed when patients are missing all of their teeth in either the maxillary or mandibular arch.

Along with needing to know the types of dentures out there, it’s helpful to be able to recognize the key terms that go along with this type of dental procedure. Here are some of those terms you should be aware of and understand:

  • Maxillary: The upper jaw
  • Mandibular: The lower jaw
  • Immediate Denture: Although somewhat self-explanatory, an immediate denture is put in the very same day as having natural teeth removed.
  • Resin Bases: Resin is a compound that’s used to anchor or stabilize either a figure, sculpture or other crafting object. Many dentists use resin material for fillings and dentures

How Much Will Dentures Cost Without Insurance?

How much your dentures will cost depends on the type of dentures you get and the work that’s needed to get them fitted. As an example, if you live in California and have no insurance, you can expect to pay what’s listed below:

  • Complete Denture – Maxillary: $2158
  • Complete Denture – Mandibular: $2174
  • Immediate Denture – Maxillary: $2276
  • Immediate Denture – Mandibular: $2301
  • Maxillary Partial Denture – Resin Base (including any conventional clasps, rests and teeth): $1683
  • Mandibular Partial Denture – Resin Base (including any conventional clasps, rests and teeth): $1681
  • Maxillary Partial Denture – Cast Metal Framework with Resin Denture Base (including any conventional clasps, rests and teeth): $2211
  • Mandibular Partial Denture – Cast Metal Framework with Resin Denture Bases (including any conventional clasps, rests and teeth): $2218

Other Work Needed Over Time

  • Adjust Complete Denture – Maxillary: $110
  • Adjust Complete Denture – Mandibular: $109
  • Reline Complete Maxillary Denture (chairside): $461
  • Reline Complete Mandibular Denture (chairside): $457
  • Reline Maxillary Partial Denture (chairside): $444
  • Reline Mandibular Partial Dent (chairside): $451
  • Reline Complete Maxillary Denture (lab): $576
  • Reline Complete Mandibular Denture (lab): $576

Dentures and the Careington 500 Series Dental Plan

For dentures, you’ll want to have some type of insurance or insurance alternative that can help cut the prices we listed above. If you have no dental insurance, consider using a discount dental Plan, like our Careington 500 Series Dental Plan. Although the Careington 500 Plan is nationwide, here are a few sample price lists for California, New York and Texas for someone looking for dentures.

California Careington Members

  • Complete Denture – Maxillary: $788
  • Complete Denture – Mandibular: $788
  • Immediate Denture – Maxillary: $831
  • Immediate Denture – Mandibular: $836
  • Maxillary Partial Denture – Resin Base (including any conventional clasps, rests and teeth): $592
  • Mandibular Partial Denture – Resin Base (including any conventional clasps, rests and teeth): $592
  • Maxillary Partial Denture – Cast Metal Framework with Resin Denture Base (including any conventional clasps, rests and teeth): $848
  • Mandibular Partial Denture – Cast Metal Framework with Resin Denture Bases (including any conventional clasps, rests and teeth): $852

Other Work Needed Over Time

  • Adjust Complete Denture – Maxillary: $42
  • Adjust Complete Denture – Mandibular: $42
  • Reline Complete Maxillary Denture (chairside): $179
  • Reline Complete Mandibular Denture (chairside): $179
  • Reline Maxillary Partial Denture (chairside): $167
  • Reline Mandibular Partial Dent (chairside): $167
  • Reline Complete Maxillary Denture (lab): $241
  • Reline Complete Mandibular Denture (lab): $238

New York Members

  • Complete Denture – Maxillary: $811
  • Complete Denture – Mandibular: $811
  • Immediate Denture – Maxillary: $873
  • Immediate Denture – Mandibular: $873
  • Maxillary Partial Denture – Resin Base (including any conventional clasps, rests and teeth): $794
  • Mandibular Partial Denture – Resin Base (including any conventional clasps, rests and teeth): $794
  • Maxillary Partial Denture – Cast Metal Framework with Resin Denture Base (including any conventional clasps, rests and teeth): $924
  • Mandibular Partial Denture – Cast Metal Framework with Resin Denture Bases (including any conventional clasps, rests and teeth): $924

Other Work Needed Over Time

  • Adjust Complete Denture – Maxillary: $44
  • Adjust Complete Denture – Mandibular: $44
  • Reline Complete Maxillary Denture (chairside): $180
  • Reline Complete Mandibular Denture (chairside): $180
  • Reline Maxillary Partial Denture (chairside): $172
  • Reline Mandibular Partial Dent (chairside): $172
  • Reline Complete Maxillary Denture (lab): $237
  • Reline Complete Mandibular Denture (lab): $237

Texas Members

  • Complete Denture – Maxillary: $643
  • Complete Denture – Mandibular: $643
  • Immediate Denture – Maxillary: $669
  • Immediate Denture – Mandibular: $669
  • Maxillary Partial Denture – Resin Base (including any conventional clasps, rests and teeth): $630
  • Mandibular Partial Denture – Resin Base (including any conventional clasps, rests and teeth): $630
  • Maxillary Partial Denture – Cast Metal Framework with Resin Denture Base (including any conventional clasps, rests and teeth): $729
  • Mandibular Partial Denture – Cast Metal Framework with Resin Denture Bases (including any conventional clasps, rests and teeth): $729

Other Work Needed Over Time

  • Adjust Complete Denture – Maxillary: $37
  • Adjust Complete Denture – Mandibular: $37
  • Reline Complete Maxillary Denture (chairside): $136
  • Reline Complete Mandibular Denture (chairside): $136
  • Reline Maxillary Partial Denture (chairside): $130
  • Reline Mandibular Partial Dent (chairside): $130
  • Reline Complete Maxillary Denture (lab): $178
  • Reline Complete Mandibular Denture (lab): $178

Disclaimer: The prices listed above reflect what you can expect to pay at a general dentist that accepts our Careington Care 500 plan, not at a specialist. Specialists in our Careington Care 500 network have agreed to a flat 20% off their prices, which may vary depending on the specialist you see.

Conclusion

It’s important to keep in mind that the prices listed above only cover the cost of the dentures you need or any adjustments you may need to have. As your dentist prepares you for dentures, you may need additional work like tooth extractions. You can find the prices for tooth extractions on our website’s fee schedule under Oral Surgery.

If you are without dental insurance, consider these discount dental plans. They’ll help you cut costs and make this needed dental procedure more affordable.

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