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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.

How Much Does it Cost to Get Dentures?

Dentures can cost anywhere from $1,600 to $20,000 depending on the type of dentures you need and the number of tooth extractions needed to make room for them. If you have no insurance, here are some average prices.

Average Cost of Dentures
Denture Type Cost Without Insurance
Complete Denture - Maxillary $2,320
Complete Denture - Mandibular $2,333
Immediate Denture - Maxillary $2,447
Immediate Denture - Mandibular $2,474
Maxillary Partial Denture - Resin Base (including any conventional clasps, rests and teeth) $1,872
Mandibular Partial Denture - Resin Base (including any conventional clasps, rests and teeth) $1,834
Maxillary Partial Denture $2,385
Mandibular Partial Denture $2,393

Once you get your dentures, there may be other work that you need to get over time. This can range anywhere from $100 to $600. Below is a list of the type of follow-up work you might need, along with their average prices without insurance.

Follow-Up Denture Work
Treatment Cost Without Insurance
Adjust Complete Denture - Maxillary $120
Adjust Complete Denture - Mandibular $118
Reline Complete Maxillary Denture (chairside) $504
Reline Complete Mandibular Denture (chairside) $495
Reline Maxillary Partial Denture (chairside) $478
Reline Mandibular Partial Denture (chairside) $478
Reline Complete Maxillary Denture (lab) $613
Reline Complete Mandibular Denture (lab) $620

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 we'll mention here-complete dentures and partial dentures. Which one you will need will depend on the condition of your mouth.

  • 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.

Below is some terminology for you to know as you consider getting dentures:

  • 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 Base: 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

Dentures and the Careington 500 Series Dental Plan

To decrease the cost of dentures, many people consider using discount dental plans like the Careington 500 Series. While this is a nationwide plan, but below is a list of savings you might see if you live in California, New York, or Texas. Consider this an affordable alternative to insurance.

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.

Another option not mentioned here are dental implants. These are fixed dentures as they are complete tooth replacements for your mouth. Though much more expensive, you can consider this as another option for replacing your teeth.

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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