If you’ve been Googling “full dentures cost Australia” then you’re probably not alone. According to an Oral Health and Dental Care Australia Report dating back to 2015, 3.2% of the population aged between 45-64 and 19.1% of people above 65, were edentulous (missing all of their teeth); while 41.7% of people aged 65 and over wore dentures.
How much do dentures cost?
According to figures taken from the 2017 National Dental Survey Fee, a full set of dentures, i.e. a complete arch for the upper and lower jaw, can cost up to $3870. For either arch, but not both, the cost can be anywhere up to $2000.
That said, the cost of dentures can be determined by two main factors:
• What treatment you require – Generally speaking, the price of your dentures is likely to depend on the work which needs to be done, the number of appointments you’ll need at your dental clinic, and even the dentist providing the service. If you need a tooth extraction, then that’s another cost to factor into the price of your dentures.
• Materials used – Denture bases are usually made from rigid acrylic which is cheaper than those made from chrome. The false teeth attached to the base are often crafted from plastic or resin, although you can opt for porcelain. While this gives a more natural look, they will cost you more. Some health and dental insurers will cover the cost of dentures, others regarding them as a cosmetic procedure may not.
How can I pay less for dentures?
Many Australians go overseas for dental treatment such as dentures, crowns and bridges, and dental implants, although this doesn’t come without risks. Another way to save money on the price of full dentures is to visit a dentist who has his own in-house laboratory, such as Dental Spot. Dental clinics with their own dental lab are able to save their patients money on dentures because they don’t have to outsource the work; and because the procedure involves fewer visits, patients will also save on travel and time spent in the dentist’s chair.
On Site Dental Laboratory – Speed and convenience
Making removable dentures usually requires numerous visits between patients, their dentist, and the lab. The first appointment is to take impressions in order to create an exact mould of your teeth and mouth, so that the laboratory can get to work making your custom dentures. The following appointments involve verifying the bite and choosing the shape, size, and colour of the teeth. Since we have our own dental lab here onsite, our dentists can save time by working closely with our experienced dental technicians.
Our technicians work tirelessly to provide patients with natural-looking smiles by means of exact colour matching, and even rotating or slightly crowding teeth to give a more authentic appearance. They can even add in the odd blemish or two.
We use the most advanced dental techniques in order to provide patients with the most natural and pleasing aesthetics. As such we’re able to provide patients with “teeth in a day” using just 4 dental implants. For those patients that are happy wearing their dentures but struggle with slippage, then we can support them with strategically placed implants to stabilise them and prevent them from moving. Our patients tell us that knowing their dentures won’t move has given them more confidence and a full social life!
We’re proud to provide patients with contemporary dentures which are lightweight, long-lasting, and attractive.
Full denture repair
You’ll also be pleased to know that we provide a 24-hour denture repair and reline service. Dentures tend to last around 5 years before they start to lose their fit and slip around in the mouth. This is because of the bone loss which naturally occurs when teeth are lost. A denture reline consists of resurfacing the part of the denture that is in contact with the soft tissues in the mouth, helping them to fit more snugly and increasing their life expectancy.
Who needs dentures?
If you have significant tooth loss or you’re missing all of your teeth, then your dentist is likely to recommend full dentures. A partial denture is also an option for those with some of their teeth remaining. Other factors that warrant wearing dentures, even for younger people, include periodontal disease, tooth decay, and dental abnormalities.
Why replace missing teeth with full dentures?
Just imagine how difficult life would be without teeth. You’d struggle to eat anything other than soft food, your speech would be severely impaired, and without the support that dentures lend to your facial features, you’d look far older too.
How much do dentures cost? Find out at Dental Spot
If you’d like to find out more about full dentures costs in Australia and discuss other tooth replacement options, then why not call Dental Spot today on 02 9158 6115 and take the first step towards a brand-new smile.