Cost of partial dentures
Tooth loss can cause both functional and aesthetic problems and most of the times there is no way you can prevent it. Partial dentures are an effective way to restore your smile. Also referred to as "flippers", partial dentures are a less expensive alternative to dental implants. The cost of partial dentures typically depends on the type of partial dentures you choose and your dental insurance policy.
There are three main types of partial dentures: precision, semi-precision and conventional. Conventional partial dentures are the most affordable. These are kept in place by clasps for basic mouth actions such as swallowing and chewing. Precision partial dentures are the most expensive. These and semi-precision partial dentures are retained in the mouth by different means. Mechanical interlocking components are used to make these partial dentures function more effectively and provide a better fit.
The cost of partial dentures is also based on other factors such as the type of materials you choose to use, the location and expertise of your dentist, the amount of work required, additional treatment etc. You can expect to pay anywhere in the $500 - $1,000 range. Prices for top quality dentures can reach $8000 dollars for lower and upper jaw plates. Your dental insurance should cover at least part of the cost of your partial dentures.