Implant-supported dentures are an excellent form of permanent tooth replacement. They are a great transition option for those who have had dentures for some time and are looking for more security and stability in their bite.
The cost of implant-supported dentures can vary widely, but in Los Angeles on average, they range from $15,000 to $25,000. In cases where additional surgeries and dental procedures are required, the cost can reach as high as $40,000 in rare cases. Implant-supported dentures are often seen as a more cost-effective alternative to a full mouth of dental implants. This option makes sense for patients who are missing an entire mouth of teeth and want the stability and permanence of dental implants.
Cost Of Implant-Supported Dentures
At LA Dental Clinic, implant-supported dentures also referred to as full-arch restorations start at $15,000. This is the baseline cost, however, and the price can increase if a patient requires additional dental work. Commonly, added costs include bone grafting if a patient has lost jaw bone mass and is unable to support the implants. Likewise, tooth extractions may also be required if a patient is looking to remove damaged, infected or poorly functioning teeth before the implant-supported dentures are installed.
There are many factors that contribute to the overall price. During your consultation with the dentist, you will receive a more accurate price quote following a thorough dental assessment which will include examinations and x-rays. It is only after a complete oral evaluation that your dentist can give you a cost estimate for your case.
The overall price also depends on the type of implant placed, the number of implants needed, and the quality of the dentures used. At LA Dental Clinic we use high-quality restorations that are acrylic-based and are easy to repair or replace. They are colour-matched to fit your desired tooth color, size, and shape. You truly get to customize the smile of your dreams when you choose implant-supported dentures.
Cost vs Other Forms Of Tooth Replacement
There are several common forms of tooth replacement. These include dental implants, dental bridges, and dentures. Implant-supported dentures are a hybrid form of tooth replacement that combine the stability of implants with the convenience of dentures.
Dental implants in Los Angeles can vary in cost but on average they fall between $3,000-$5,000 per dental implant. It is completely possible for a patient to get a complete set of 32 dental implants, in order to replace a full mouth of missing teeth. However, this is not only a very extensive surgical procedure, it is also one of the most expensive.
Dental implants are a great option for patients who are missing one to two teeth. They can help fill gaps in the mouth when there are other natural teeth present. Implants are long-lasting and last between 20-25 years with the right care. However, those who are missing a number of teeth should be aware that there are more cost-effective options available.
Dental bridges are often used to replace 1-3 missing teeth situated next to each other. A dental bridge is supported by two natural teeth (or a supporting dental implant) and a prosthetic tooth is fused between them to fill any gaps where teeth are missing. Bridges can cost between $500-$1000 per artificial tooth and they last for 10-15 years with proper care. Bridges are not often used to replace a full mouth of missing teeth and are best used in situations where there are missing teeth directly next to each other.
Dentures are by far one of the fastest and most cost-effective ways to replace a full mouth of missing teeth. At LA Dental Clinic an upper or lower denture costs between $800-$1100, making them significantly less than bridges or dental implants. However, dentures have their pitfalls as well. They are non-permanent which means that they must be removed each night and fixed in place in the morning. They can slip and fall out of place and they do not last as long as permanent forms of tooth replacement, with the average lifespan being 5-10 years.
Implant-supported dentures are an excellent option for those looking for the cost-effectiveness of dentures with the security and permanence of dental implants.
Implant-supported dentures are a unique mix of implants and dentures. They consist of 4-6 dental implants which are inserted into the jaw to support the denture. After recovery, the denture is screwed into place, providing the patient with a full mouth of teeth immediately. Implant-supported dentures are best for patients who are missing all or most of their teeth and require full-mouth tooth restoration.
Are Implant-Supported Dentures Worth The Cost?
Implant-supported dentures will save you time and money, so you can focus on getting back to what really matters in your life. Whether it is enjoying a meal with your family or smiling for photos, the initial cost of implant-supported dentures cannot replace the incredible feeling of having the full use of your mouth again. You will be free from any insecurities caused by missing teeth and will no longer experience the limitations associated with tooth loss.
Implant-supported dentures are long-lasting and last an average of 20-25 years after the procedure. Many patients do not require replacements within their lifetime. This is an excellent return on your initial investment, considering most other forms of tooth replacement last half that timespan.
There are many reasons why you may be missing teeth. Whether it is from illness, injury or related causes, implant-supported dentures are a permanent way to replace them. They have a 95%+ success rate so you can rest assured your new smile will last.
Key Benefits of Implant-Supported Dentures
- Permanent replacement
- Restore a full-mouth of teeth
- High success rates
- Support jaw bone health
Patient Payment and Options at LA Dental Clinic
At LA Dental Clinic we aim to make dental care accessible to everyone. Procedures such as implant-supported dentures are absolutely life-changing and we do not want the initial price to inhibit our patients from living truly fulfilling and uninhibited lives.
We work with several PPO insurance companies so you can certainly use your dental insurance to pay for your implant-supported dentures if you have the coverage available. Visit our dental insurance information page to learn about the many providers we accept.
If you are not covered by your dental insurance plan or you are uninsured, there are certainly still many options for funding your procedure.
We can connect you with financing companies that are flexible and trusted. We regularly work with CareCredit and Square Installments, both of whom can provide patients with fixed payment plans. This is an excellent way to finance your treatment. We can assist you with filing your claims, connecting you to financial representatives and discussing your options in order to make this procedure accessible for you.
Get Implant-Supported Dentures At LA Dental Clinic
The first step to getting your new smile is to book a consultation with our dentists. LA Dental Clinic is a leader in the industry and our qualified team is ready to help you replace your missing teeth with a long-lasting, permanent smile.
Our initial consultations are complimentary, so if you are tired of living with missing teeth and want to transform your smile, contact us. Book your appointment online or call 213-385-9710 to reserve a date and time. We look forward to meeting with you and getting started.