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Denture costs in 2024: Your complete guide

Navigate 2024 dentures cost landscape, find affordable options, and make wise choices for the best denture investment.


Looking for a solution to replace missing teeth, but not sure where to start? Dentures are a tried-and-true option that provides your smile with strong support. Although you may have a general understanding of dentures, it’s wise to understand your options and associated costs when it comes to tooth replacement.


In this article, we’re going to explore the following: 

  • The difference between dentures, dental implants and implant dentures

  • Understanding denture costs

  • Projections for the cost of dentures in 2024

  • Answering the question "Does insurance cover getting dentures?"

  • The importance of dental check-ups to benefit your oral health


Let's dive into the smile solution options so you can decide which one is best for you.

Choosing between dentures, dental implants and implant dentures 

When it comes to replacing missing teeth, dentures, dental implants and implant dentures emerge as the top care options. Depending on your budget and your unique smile’s needs, these different solutions provide an opportunity to strengthen your smile and can benefit your oral health.


Let's explore the differences between each one.

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Dentures

Dentures are a great option to substitute for your natural teeth, helping you to regain confidence in eating, chewing and smiling. They're created to resemble the look and feel of your own teeth. Aspen Dental dentures are custom-made and are designed to sit comfortably on your jaw and gums. Depending on your individual needs, you can opt for either full or partial dentures.


While it may take some time getting used to dentures—with practice, it becomes second nature. One of the best things you can do to secure your dentures in place is to carefully apply the appropriate amount of recommended adhesive. A stable smile is a strong smile, and once you become accustomed to wearing dentures, you might even forget they're there!


Caring for dentures requires a bit of intentionality and is a bit different than caring for your natural teeth. A healthy nightly routine involves removing your dentures and soaking them in solution.


Not only are they an excellent smile replacement option, but dentures are growing in popularity. According to an article published by Statistica, U.S. Census data and Simmons National Consumer Survey reported that denture use is increasing— from 40.99 million Americans in 2020 to an estimated 42.46 million in the coming year.


With custom designed dentures, following the recommended care routine and staying on top of any necessary adjustments, your dentures will provide you with a long-lasting, confident smile.

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Implant dentures (snap-in dentures)

Implant dentures, also known as snap-in dentures, combine the best of both worlds. This smile solution offers the ease of dentures, along with the security of implants.


The procedure is fairly straightforward. First, dental implants are surgically placed into your jawbone and serve as anchor points. After the implants are secured, our team of denture experts will customize your dentures to snap into the implants. Implant dentures require no adhesives, which means no more mess. They are a great choice for patients looking for convenience and ease.


One of the biggest benefits of implant dentures is that they securely snap into place, functioning just like your real teeth. This means you can eat more of the foods you love. Learn more about implant dentures and their costs here.

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Dental implants

Dental implants offer a more permanent approach to tooth replacement when compared to dentures. Implant crowns and bridges are not taken out of your mouth each day. Instead, titanium screw-like implants are surgically placed into your jawbone and function as a replacement for artificial tooth roots.


Dental implants will conform to the jawbone over time, preventing bone loss and creating a durable foundation for your new smile. After the implant has been placed, custom fabricated implant crowns are attached to replace one or multiple missing teeth.


Implants are designed to resemble your natural smile’s look and feel the closest. It's fairly simple to get used to implants, and you can care for them like you care for your original teeth.

Dentures cost - Dentures starting at $399 per arch. Disclaimer under the image.

¹Average price range for selected dentures are available to new and existing denture wearers. Price displayed is average price paid nationwide for selected dentures including all available discounts. Average price starts at $399. Additional charges for relines and other required dentistry services. For location specific pricing information, click here.

Understanding denture costs

Now that we’ve explored the various smile replacement options, let’s take a look at what can impact the cost of your dentures. Dentures and dental implants are investments in your overall health, and scheduling a consultation with your Aspen Dental dentist will provide a personalized estimate.


When it comes to pricing, another thing to keep in mind is the cost of replacing dentures. With proper care, dentures can last for years. It's recommended to get an evaluation for your dentures every 5 years. This will not only benefit your oral health but will preserve their integrity and minimize the need for you to get them repaired prematurely.

Denture cost projections for 2024

Aspen Dental offers some of the most affordable denture packages on the market when compared to leading competitive pricing. To help you get the smile you need, we provide denture solutions for every budget with average conventional full denture pricing starting at $399 per arch. Plus, 3rd party financing is always available so you can get back to living life the way you want with a smile you can count on. Denture cost fluctuations depend on several factors. A few of reasons can include the following:

  • The type of dentures you're getting (full or partial)

  • Advanced dental technologies being used

  • The types of materials being used to craft your dentures

  • Your dentist office’s geographical location

  • Specific treatment nuances

  • Any additional treatment needed, like tooth extractions

Does insurance cover the cost of dentures?

At Aspen Dental, it's our goal to make it easy for you to get great dental care. That’s why we partner with a wide variety of insurance providers to help cover the cost of dentures, with the exception of Medicaid.


If you have dental insurance, we recommend reviewing your policy. That way, you’ll gain a more accurate estimate of what the cost of dentures is and how much your insurance provider can help. If you have questions, call your local Aspen Dental and your dentist can walk through the details with you. You can also ask them about the possibility of financing.


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Affordable dentures and their costs

At Aspen Dental, we craft affordable dentures so every patient can enjoy a healthy smile. Whether you have insurance or not, we’ll work with you on a payment plan so you can get the quality dental care you deserve. Take a look at the Aspen Dental Savings Plan to cut treatment costs, or you can explore opportunities for dental financing.

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Choosing the best dentures for your smile

Start your smile replacement journey by scheduling an appointment with your Aspen Dental dentist. They’ll make personalized recommendations for your dentures, taking into consideration things like your oral health history, your unique goals and which materials will suit your smile best.  

The importance of regular dental check-ups

Maintaining optimal oral health goes beyond the initial investment in dentures. Regular dental check-ups are essential for assessing the condition of your smile, identifying potential issues and ensuring proper fit and functionality of your dentures. At Aspen Dental, we recommend annual check-ups to keep your mouth healthy. Your dentist can also help with your denture repair, reline, or replacement if needed. 


Invest in your smile in 2024

The best way to understand the factors that impact the cost of dentures in 2024 involves understanding your smile replacement options, exploring the factors that impact the cost of dentures, as well as maintaining optimal oral hygiene in preparation for getting dentures. Investing in your dental health means investing in your overall health.


What better way to start 2024 than with a healthy smile? Schedule an appointment with your dentist today to see how dentures can benefit you.

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