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Affordable Dentures: What They're Not Telling you

Updated: Mar 6




Getting dentures can be tough, not just because it changes how you eat or talk, but it can also make you feel different about yourself.


It's a big deal, and it can make anyone a bit worried or sad and even frustrated about the cost.

Dr. Sanders gets this. She's not just about fixing teeth; she really cares about how people feel during the whole process.


Dr. Sanders knows losing teeth and getting dentures is the last thing anyone wants. So, she does everything she can to save your real teeth before even talking about dentures. She's all about keeping things affordable and making sure you're okay with every step.


Sometimes, people go to "Denturists" thinking it's the best move. But the thing is, they're not actual doctors, and they can use up all your dental insurance before you meet a dentist for surgery.


We often see patients lose $500-$1000 because they went to a Denturist first

This is where Dr. Sanders shines. She's a licensed dentist who can do most advanced procedures in one place. She can look at other options, try to save your teeth, and even offer better prices than Denturists because she does most surgeries herself.


Despite this, navigating the costs and options for dentures can be daunting.

This article aims to shed light on the various options for dentures, how they can be made more affordable, common pitfalls to avoid that can drive up costs, and how Dr. Sanders at Floss & Fido Dentistry is dedicated to providing affordable dentures without compromising on quality.


Options for Dentures





Dentures come in several types, each catering to different needs and budgets:


  1. Complete Dentures: Designed for individuals who have lost all their teeth in one or both jaws. They rest on the gums and can be removed for cleaning.

  2. Partial Dentures: Suitable for those who still have some natural teeth. These dentures fill in the spaces created by missing teeth and can be fixed or removable.

  3. Implant-Supported Dentures: A more stable and comfortable option, these are anchored to dental implants inserted into the jawbone. While more expensive, they offer significant benefits in terms of functionality and oral health.

  4. Economy Dentures: The most cost-effective option, these are prefabricated and offer a quick solution but may lack the custom fit and natural appearance of more expensive dentures.





Making Dentures Affordable


Ultimately, it is up to the doctor to decide what gets billed and what doesn't. A trustworthy doctor won't nickel-and-dime because it means less money for other important care.



Several strategies can help make dentures more affordable:


  • Dr. sanders will explore options with less surgery and ultimately less cost, maybe a partial denture and bridge will work for the patient

  • Dr. Sanders sometimes can combine surgeries, perform two in one visit or choose options which require less expensive insurance charges. Ultimately, it is up to the doctor to decide what gets billed and what doesn't. A trustworthy doctor won't nickel-and-dime because it means less money for other important care.

  • Waving fees from the labs. Dr. Sanders sometimes gets discounts from labs that make the dentures and often we can pass these discounts onto the patients.

  • We keep our office costs low, lower office costs means lower prices to our patients, we often match and beat the average prices

  • Discounts for seniors, fixed income and veterans resulting in prices well below the average prices in the local area and even nationally


Common Mistakes That Increase Costs


It's scary to say but sometimes the lab techs making dentures, veneers and crowns are not even qualified and deliver the denture with defects often resulting in longer lead time and rework. Sometimes a bad Dentist will use bad product, cash in quick, without telling the patient.

Avoiding certain pitfalls can help keep the cost of dentures down:


  1. Neglecting Oral Health: The more gum disease goes untreated, the more infection will need to be removed and more healing will need to take place until denture can be molded and made to fit snug. This often ends up costing the patient more money and more time unhappy in the long run.

  2. Choosing Based on Price Alone: Opting for the cheapest option without considering the long-term implications can lead to dissatisfaction and the need for replacements or adjustments sooner than expected. Not all labs are equal, not all materials are equal. It's scary to say but sometimes the lab techs making dentures.,veneers and crowns are not even qualified and deliver the denture with defects often resulting in longer lead times and rework. Sometimes a bad Dentist will use bad material to cash in quick without telling the patient.

  3. Delaying Treatment: Waiting too long to get dentures can lead to bone loss and other complications that may make the process more complex and expensive.


Example of High Quality Materials and Finish




How Dr. Sanders Can Help


Dr. Sanders can guide patients through the denture process, avoiding costly mistakes and ensuring patients are fully informed about their options and costs.

Dr. Sanders at Floss & Fido Dentistry understands the importance of making dentures accessible and affordable. Here's how she can help:

  • Personalized Consultation: Dr. Sanders provides thorough consultations to understand your needs and budget, ensuring you choose the most cost-effective denture option without sacrificing quality.

  • Quality Materials at Lower Costs: Leveraging her network and resources, Dr. Sanders can offer high-quality dentures at more affordable prices, thanks to efficient lab partnerships and streamlined processes.

  • Expertise and Transparency: With her expertise, Dr. Sanders can guide patients through the denture process, avoiding costly mistakes and ensuring patients are fully informed about their options and costs.



While the journey to getting dentures can seem fraught with emotional and financial obstacles, understanding your options, being mindful of common pitfalls, and working with a dedicated professional like Dr. Sanders can make affordable dentures a reality. At Floss & Fido Dentistry, the goal is to ensure that every patient can achieve a functional, beautiful smile without breaking the bank.



Dr. Sanders, Owner Dentist




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