Dentures Prices and Payment Options
When a person is missing multiple teeth, there are so many problems that they'll have to deal with. Obviously there are aesthetic issues that are well known, which may make it awkward to speak, laugh, or even smile around people you've known for years. There are also many functional problems related to basic biting and chewing that will prove a problem. That's where meeting with a skilled restorative dentist can prove so helpful. Getting a pair of full dentures or partial dentures may be just the solution you need.
We'd like to take a few minutes right now to consider the price of a set of dentures as well as payment options to consider. You'll be able to learn more about these matters in greater detail during a consultation.
First some basics. Dentures are sets of artificial teeth that are held in place by bracing around the gum and jawbone tissue in a patient's mouth. When in place, dentures restore the appearance of the smile as well as a patient's ability to bite and chew. Dentures can be further supported through the use of dental implants, which are artificial tooth roots surgically embedded into the gum tissue and jawbone.
The Average Cost of Dentures
The average cost of dentures can vary a fair amount for a variety of reasons. Because of this, we don't feel that providing a general price range or even a national average cost would be all that accurate. Instead, we encourage those who are interested to schedule a consultation where a personalized price quote can be provided.
Factors That Determine the Cost of Dentures
Some of the factors that determine the cost of getting dentures include:
- The location of the dental care facility
- The dentists at the facility and their credentials
- The complexity of the patient's case
- The use of dental implants
- Special promotions at an individual practice
Dental Insurance and Dentures
Full dentures and partial dentures are commonly covered by most dental insurance plans. That said, the amount of coverage can vary a fair amount from insurance provider to insurance provider. It's important that patients contact their insurance company directly to learn about all of the stipulations of coverage and what to expect.
It should be noted that these matters change when it comes to the use of implant-supported dentures. Patients are encouraged to ask their insurance providers about dental implants coverage as well if applicable.
Payment Options for Dentures
Should the cost of dentures prove too much for a patient or a household to bear, there are options for payment to consider. One especially helpful option is the monthly financing plan. The practice partners with a trusted lending institution for these payment arrangements.
These monthly plans operate like a credit card or a traditional loan and help break the total cost of the denture treatment into a series of affordable monthly payments. This allows patients to pay for their dentures with a reasonable interest rate applying to the total cost of treatment.
Learn More About Dentures and Restorative Dentistry
For more information about dentures and your many other options for advanced cosmetic and restorative dentistry, be sure to contact our dental care center serving the San Antonio area today. Our team is eager to address all of your dental wellness needs, providing you with a smile that looks great and is healthy as well.