Affordable Dentures

Affordable dentures are a must-have for seniors who are missing teeth. There are many causes of missing teeth, especially as we age. These could include the progression of gum disease and tooth decay as well as accidents and injuries. Regardless of why teeth are missing, it is essential for seniors to get them replaced in order to maintain overall good dental health. Partial and full dentures can be a strain on a senior’s budget, but there are ways to make them more affordable. Read more to discover ways to get affordable dentures when they are needed.

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  1. Why is there such a difference in pricing?
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    Cheaper or “discount” dentures are made with lower quality materials and do not look as natural as more expensive dentures. Also, the more expensive sets of dentures come with lifetime warranties and regular no-cost maintenance.

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  2. Do I have to buy the dentures that my dentist recommends?
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    Thankfully, no. Many dentists offer a range of different types of dentures, from cheap to the most expensive. Patients should request to see examples of the different dentures that the dentist offers.

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  3. Does insurance help make affordable dentures possible?
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    Dental insurance helps make all dental care more affordable, but it is not part of overall medical insurance policies. Dental insurance must be purchased separately.

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  4. Can I get dental insurance to help pay for dentures?
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    Those who suspect that dentures are in their future should get dental insurance sooner than later and make sure the plan covers dentures. 

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  5. Are there supplemental or dental discount plans?
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    Dental discount plans are a simple way to get dental care at reduced cost with an annual fee. Most dental discount plans support low-cost dentures and procedures.

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  6. Doesn’t Medicare cover dentures?
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    Unfortunately, Medicare does not offer coverage for dentures or any way to make dentures more affordable.

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  7. How else could I find affordable dentures?
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    It might be worth going to a dental school to help students prepare for their dental careers. Patients can also find low-cost dental care overseas, which is referred to as “dental tourism.” Other organizations that can help supplement the cost of dental procedures include Dental Lifeline Network, United Way, and America’s Toothfairy.

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  8. How much do dentures cost without any discounts?
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    Without insurance, a dental plan, or any other discounts, dentures can cost from hundreds of dollars to thousands. A top or a bottom plate can range from $300 to $5,000 each; together, that’s a range of $600 to $10,000.

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