Your loved one needs dentures, but you aren’t sure how much it’s going to cost. The process of getting dentures can be stressful and expensive, but there are several factors that will determine how much the patient’s dentures will cost. Geriatric House Call Dentistry can help you determine the best type of dentures for your loved one and discuss the price of the dentures with you. We come right to the patient’s home to eliminate the stress of taking your elderly loved one to the dentist’s office. We proudly serve patients with all forms of dementia in New York City.
How Much Do Dentures Cost?
The cost of a set of dentures depends on which denture option you choose and the material the dentures are made of. Another factor that determines the cost of dentures is how many teeth need to be extracted from the patient’s mouth (if necessary) before the dentures can be fitted. The cost will also include the immediate dentures the patient will need to wear until their permanent dentures are made. Finally, the patient will have to pay for follow-up appointments and denture adjustments.
Denture Price Ranges
While low-quality dentures are the cheapest option, they look fake and can be extremely uncomfortable for the patient. Low-end dentures don’t allow the patient to chew or speak normally. Mid-grade and premium dentures are heat-treated for durability, and they offer the best fit and most natural look. When it comes to getting dentures, you typically get what you pay for.
Dental Insurance for Dentures
Depending on your dental plan and your dental insurance spending cap, you may not be able to use insurance to cover the complete cost of dentures. Although insurance may fully cover low-cost dentures, insurance will usually cover between 15 and 50% of the cost of mid-grade or premium dentures. While you may have to pay out of pocket to cover the total cost of high-quality dentures, they are certain to be more comfortable and functional for the patient. Please note that Geriatric House Call Dentistry does not submit insurance forms, but we can provide you with your list of completed services so that you can submit an insurance form to your dental insurance company.
Dentures vs Dental Implants
Dental implants are more costly than dentures. Since getting dental implants is considered a cosmetic procedure, it is typically not covered by insurance. You will pay less out of your pocket for a high-quality set of dentures than you will pay for dental implants. However, with dental implants the patient does have to leave their home and go to a dental office. This can be very challenging for those who are homebound and/or suffering from Dementia, Alzheimer’s and ALS.
Let Us Come to You
Why leave the comfort and safety of home for dental care when Geriatric House Call Dentistry can come right to your door? We are committed to taking care of elderly patients with dementia and other cognitive disorders, and we know a good set of dentures can improve their quality of life. Let Geriatric House Call Dentistry take care of your housebound loved one and give them the smile they need and deserve.