In 2014, Dubai dentist Dr. Majd Naji crafted what are believed to be the world’s most expensive dentures. The 24 karat gold, diamond-encrusted dentures cost a whopping $152,700. Dr. Naji has already had several orders, including one from a princess in the Dubai royal family. “This is a gorgeous brace and I’m hoping that more and more women will flock to my clinic to get the dentures,” he said. Aside from the rather high price tag, the only other catch is that the dentures cannot be worn while eating.
People will be glad to know the average cost of dentures in Ft. Lauderdale is much, much lower than that. Despite the availability of other options, such as dental implants, many of Dr. Stone’s patients opt for dentures (You can read more about dentures vs. implants here). The procedure is usually either nonsurgical or minimally invasive. Plus, there are a wide range of possible choices.
Dentures are not just a cosmetic procedure. They also improve speech, chewing, tooth alignment, and overall oral health. Read about Dentures That Create A Non Surgical Facelift here.
What is the Average Cost of Dentures?
The answer to this question, as well as the out-of-pocket cost, largely depends on the type of dentures that the patient selects. Before you make any such decisions, we perform a thorough examination and carefully lay out all your options. After we go over the pros and cons of each one, we decide on a course of action.
Many dental insurance plans, and even some health insurance plans, cover standard dentures. These cold-cured artificial teeth usually cost around $500 for a partial and $1,000 for a full set. Tooth extraction is often necessary, and that adds to the cost. If insurance pays for the dentures, it usually pays for the extraction as well, at least in part.
Cold-cured dentures are much like the ones your grandfather got back in the day. Quite frankly, they look like artificial teeth, especially from a conversational distance. These dentures usually last about five years.
Heat-cured dentures are the next step up. The average cost of these dentures is about $1,000 for a partial and $3,000 for a full. Needless to say, all these quotes are just rough estimates. These dentures look more natural and last longer than cold-cured dentures. Dr. Stone customizes them to your mouth, so there’s also a better fit.
Premium heat-cured dentures usually cost about $3,000 for a partial and $7,500 for a full. This price generally includes any necessary follow-up visits to fine-tune the fit. These dentures look just like your natural teeth. Dr. Stone also crafts gum-like tissue to enhance the effect. Moreover, premium heat-cured dentures are quite long lasting. They usually do not need replacement, or even major work, for at least ten years.
For generations, dentures have been a good option for people with missing teeth. Today’s dentures are better than ever, no matter which type you choose. To schedule your initial appointment for dentures, contact Dr. John Stone at Best Dental Associates straightaway. Our spacious and modern office is conveniently located on East Oakland Park Boulevard.