The Cost of Dentures Explained
Clinical Dental Technicians (CDTs) provide a wide array of dental treatment solutions designed for all categories of people. There are many different kinds of dentures today and every CDT will do their best to help you understand their characteristics. Patients should expect that their treatments will be itemised and included in a written treatment plan.
What’s the cost of this type of treatment?
The final price that you will pay for your dentures depends on a number of factors. Generally speaking, it depends on the type and quality of the materials used in making the dentures, the specific type of restoration the patient needed, and the background and experience of the CDT. All these factors and more go into that determining the final cost of your denture treatment.
To get a more accurate indication of cost, you would really need to find out what type of dentures you actually need, and whether or not you go for an NHS or private solution. Each and every clinic has a different pricing model and the only true way to find out the final cost of your denture treatment is to undergo a full consultation by a qualified Clinical Dental Technician.
A basic guide to denture costs
What’s known for sure is that a partial denture that will restore a few teeth will cost less compared to replacing a full arch with the help of a complete denture. But, the good news is that a partial denture is usually cheaper compared to a fixed dental bridge. On the other hand, restorations with implants are offering a number of benefits, but selecting this solution will cost you much more compared to dentures.
The average cost of complete dentures is usually around £650 and £750, but in some cases they can cost over £1,500. As we said before, it all depends on the materials, techniques and the time required to finish the job.
When it comes to the cost of partial dentures, the price is affected by the complexity of each individual case, as well as the number of teeth that have to be replaced, and the materials and techniques used. There are a number of options here with patients being able to opt for cobalt chrome, flexible or plastic partial dentures. The lowest price for partial dentures is usually around £400, but again there can be a wide price range. You will get a better idea about the cost after consulting a CDT.
At the top end of the pricing scale are implant-retained dentures. These come with implanted components that are attached to a set of dentures. These tend to include materials of premium quality. It is highly recommended to include the most durable and strongest materials in the process of production of implant-retained dentures if you want to get a bite that can be as close as possible to your natural bite.
The cost of a dental implant can be between £1,500 and £2,000. The number of implants used in the jawbone will have an impact on the final price too.
A few things that have an impact on the cost of dentures
The cost of dentures is affected by the number of treatments that have to be conducted, the complexity of these treatments and the time involved in the process. In addition, the cost can be higher (or lower) depending on the materials that have been used, the techniques and the experience of the CDT that was taking care of the process.
In case a patient can’t cover an immediate payment of the full price of the dentures due to their finances, there’s usually a dental financing solution available. It is possible for the CDT to provide a payment plan designed by a third-party financing organization. With the help of this special kind of financing, you will handle the unexpected expenses in an easier way and ensure that you’ll get high-quality dental care.
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