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Dentures 101: Comparing Denture Types & Prices

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If you’re in the process of researching different types of dentures to see which one is best suited for you, then look no further. Our team of dental professionals explain the main types of dentures that you can choose from, the best types of dentures for different applications, and the varying cost of dentures. Find out which one is best for you by reading on!


a denturist holding a set of dentures

What Are Dentures?

Dentures function as a replacement for your natural teeth, and can be taken out and put back in. They can replace missing teeth and surrounding tissue to give you confidence in your smile. There are two main types of dentures: Complete or Full dentures, and Partial dentures – but we’ll also be discussing Immediate dentures and Implant Supported dentures.


With modern advancements in technology, dentures are more comfortable than ever and are designed to look and feel just like your natural teeth. Depending on whether you need a temporary or permanent solution, or whether you have some or all of your teeth missing, the right denture option will vary.


Denture are created by taking a series of impressions or molds of your mouth to make sure that they are tailored specifically to every groove in your jaw for a perfect fit. Which type of dentures you get will determine how long the fabrication process will take. Whichever type of denture you get, you can rest assured that you will have renewed confidence in your smile, interacting with other people, and eating all of your favourite foods.





different types of dentures

Different Types Of Dentures

Partial Dentures – Partial dentures are a great option for people who have gaps in their teeth or are missing only some of their teeth. A Partial denture can be easily removed to store overnight and to clean them. Most commonly, Partial dentures come with a plastic or metal base and with tiny clasps to attach the denture to your existing teeth.


Complete (Full) Dentures – Complete dentures are needed when most or all of your teeth are missing. Complete dentures are a removable option that are typically made from porcelain or acrylic and have an acrylic base. This type of denture typically takes 6-8 months to fabricate.


Immediate Dentures – Immediate dentures are a temporary solution following tooth extraction. They are fabricated prior to your teeth being extracted so that you don’t have to be without your teeth for an extended period of time. You should typically leave in Immediate dentures for 24 hours following extraction. They can be worn for 6-8 months if need be.


Implant Supported Dentures – Implant dentures don’t rest on your gums like Conventional dentures, but instead they are anchored to your jaw bone with dental implants. This type of denture is a cost-effective option for those who are looking to regain confidence in their smile and their ability to eat.



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The Cost Of Dentures

At Ottawa South Denture Clinic, we price all of our dentures according to the fee guide established by the Denturist Association of Ontario. You can rest easy knowing that you’re getting an affordable and reliable denture solution from the dental professionals at Ottawa South Denture Clinic because we do not charge more than the recommended fee.


Standard & Precision Dentures – The cost of either standard or Precision dentures vary between $1,000 per a denture to ~$3,000 for a full set of dentures. Precision dentures being on the higher end of the scale due to their improved fit and feel.


Partial Dentures – If you opt for acrylic Partial dentures, their price varies from $500 – $1,000. Cast Partial dentures are significantly more expensive and can cost upwards of $1,200 for a single denture.


Implant Dentures – The cost of Implant dentures vary based on the number of implants needed. The cost for a single denture on 2 implants is ~$3,000 and a denture on 4 implants can run up to $8,000 – $10,000 depending on whether or not they have custom milled abutments (This price does not include implant surgery).


The cost of your dentures will depend on the type of dentures that you’re getting and if you need any additional procedures. It’s important to note that not all insurance plans cover dentures, so make sure to check what is and isn’t covered by your insurance carrier.


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Factors Affecting the Cost of Dentures

No two sets of dentures are exactly alike, so knowing the average price won’t necessarily tell you how much you’ll pay for yours.


However, there are a few key factors we can look at that can help you predict things that will affect your cost:


Do You Need One, Or Many Teeth Replaced?


Starting at the base factor, how many teeth need to be replaced? Generally, the more teeth that need to be replaced in your mouth, the more expensive the dentures will be. A single tooth replacement with a partial denture would cost much less than the average full set of dentures.


How Will Dentures Be Placed?

There are significant differences in how dentures are installed in your mouth, and not every set is the same. Most partial dentures are held in place by simple clasps that connect to nearby teeth. In more extensive cases, some dental work is needed before the dentures can be inserted in your mouth, and in some cases the dentures may need to be refitted as your jaw adjusts to the fitting. While this process is necessary for creating a comfortable fit, the extra work can result in an increased overall cost.


What Will Your Dentures Be Made Of?


Most dentures are made from an acrylic resin. The teeth used on the denture can be made out of acrylic or a similar material (Acrylic and porcelains).


Are My Dentures Covered by Insurance?


Not all insurance plans cover dentures, so you should make sure to check what is and isn’t covered by your insurance carrier. Your denturist should also be able to help you find out if you qualify for coverage.



Have Additional Questions?

If you have any other questions related to the different types of dentures or want a more accurate quote for the cost of dentures, contact our clinic today! If you’re looking for a new set of dentures, need your dentures repaired, or relined/rebased, Ottawa South Denture Clinic can provide you with anything and everything you need related to your dentures.