Denture and Extraction Costs

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Hi - It was recently suggested by my dentist that it would be in my best interest to have all of my teeth extracted (I have all but wisdom) and to have a full set of dentures or implants done. The quote that I received today was in the amount of $9200.00. This is for all extractions, local anesthesia, immediate and permanent dentures. I am beside myself as to how to pay for this treatment? I have periodontal disease and know that this procedure must be done and sadly sooner than later. I had gum flap surgery to prevent tooth loss, but this only lasted a few years. I have insurance with about $1300.00 left for the year. I don't know how so many people can afford this procedure. How did you?
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Hello Elena!
I had 16 teeth extracted full upper & lower dentures placed just over 2 weeks ago. My advice to you is to shop around. The first quite I received was well over $10,000! I thought there was no way I could afford that! So I decided to "shop around" in hopes of finding somewhere that had a good product in a price range I could feasibly afford. Not long after I started my search I found what I was looking for. My total before insurance was less than $5000. All extractions, local Anastasia, temps, perms, relines & adjustments were included in my cost. I had $1,140 for insurance benefits, paid $1650 cash & financed the remainder with Care Credit (which I got interest free for 18 months)
Good Luck & try not to get discouraged, shop around, you maybe surprised with what you find :o)
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Where did you go?
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April

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I went to Aspen Dental.
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Dominique SCHAFFNERlolagirl

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when it comes to HONEST, LEGIT, RELEVANT and INFORMATIVE answers  about ANYTHING related to health, medical, dental, optical  questions you will never get it straight out of the horse's mouth.! Period.!
nobody is interested to give the right answer,  the  correct price or even give advice for the area concerned.!
 I always specify where I live and from where I want to get my information and most of the time I get answer from places I will/would not contact.! 
 It looks like the medical professions WANT to confuse  us  poor sucker-patients..!
Good luck getting a straight , short, quick response.!

I
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True, because I'll trust a horse over a human any day.
Honest as the day is long:))
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April is right, Elena - don't be afraid to shop around as you'll probably find cheaper denture costs! Each office uses different labs and technicians, so their prices are likely to vary - especially depending on where you live. If you're looking for more affordable denture options, try contacting the local Dental Board in your state. They sometimes have information on low-cost denture programs. If there are any dentistry schools or clinics in your area, they also sometimes offer denture services at a discounted rate.

If anyone else went through the process of finding lower cost dentures, please share your experience here!
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I Just had 20 teeth extracted and boy was it painful(full upper and lower immediate dentures). The first place I checked out was my wife's dentist. he is a good dentist, but not a denture specialist. His price was going to be $12,500. So I continued to shop around and found out that Aspen dental actually specializes in dentures. They have a denture lab right there in the office. I had $1000 left of my insurance and it cost me $3500 and this includes all alignments and a 7 year guarantee that they will either fix them or make you a new one free of charge. Having that guarantee sold me on this place and they are a nation wide company. I give them a big thumbs up!
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That's where I got mine. I'm 28 years old and I had to pay out of pocket. I'm still on my immediate and they feel and look great. Good luck and great place !!!
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If you have an Aspen Dental check them. I was surprised what my insurance paid and how low my cost was :)
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Kathy Higgins Bickel

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If you have an Aspen Dental check them. I was surprised what my insurance paid and how low my cost was :)
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I have to agree if u have an aspen dental around they worked great for me I needed to get 14 teeth on the bottem extracted n 16 on the top I was quoted around 6500 for everything you mentioned above I have no insurance but was able to set up a reasonable payment plan
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I am going to aspen dental today in my area to get a full upper and so far so good. I just hope everything from here on out goes good. Im only 28 and nervous. I know its going to be a struggle with some stuff which I am prepared for but overall how are aspens dentures. I am getting the Comfilytes.


Thanks 
Joe
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Wow!  It amazes me how much some dentists are charging out there! I checked around and spoke with about 6 dentists before I chose the one I am using now. I got 5 quotes of approximately $5,000 to $6,000 and that was NOT acceptable to me as I was paying out of pocket with NO insurance.

I finally found a dentist across the state-line in Kentucky and I paid a total of $1,400 for everything! ( I got a full upper plate and a lower partial). The only additional cost will be when I go back for my final set ... reline and fitting ... and that will be just $400. This includes any and all follow-up visits, adjustments, and everything else.

I DID find a dentist who is not a part of a major chain. He is an independent dentist. He owns his office and has very little overhead.  One girl in his office and one associate who works with him.

So, it's not the teeth that costs you, it's the overhead: extra staff, rent of a 'pretty building', advertisement, etc.

If you can't find a dentist that isn't going to rip you for all you're worth, check out some local dentistry schools or your local Board of Health clinics! They are fairly inexpensive too.

I am extremely pleased with my dentist, my dentures, AND the excellent service he is providing me!

Shop around!!

Fyllis

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95.00 a tooth I paid. I had 1800.00 saved. I put rest on care credit card with no finance charged for 2 years. No dental ins. I h a d pulled. Because I was given price to fix everything over 4000.00. For that I fixed it permanent. Lost35 lbs. My head feels better my stomach feels better. Dentures feel weirded. Only because I think about them all time. One day I forgot I had no teeth. While I was eating. It was great. March 9 2014 I had 23 out with 1 on few weeks later be sedated. When doing this. I was not. Not worth trying save a buck
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I shopped around and settled on Aspen Dental for several reasons, of which I will discuss.  Nearly all of my remaining teeth were loose.  Full dentures were my only option left.  I knew that not having insurance, the cost was going to have to be financed.  After x-rays & exam it was confirmed that I was an immediate candidate for full dentures.  I discussed with the dentist all of my options and the best treatment plan for me.  We settled on full extraction (29 teeth), 4 implants for lower denture retention, immediate dentures, unlimited soft relines, permanent dentures in 6 months and a 7 year warranty.  Total cost with a Veterans discount was $6,500.  I consulted 2 other dental businesses and similar costs were quoted.  I selected Aspen Dental because of the caring staff, in-house lab, immediate care and the best warranty.  It's only been 2 days since my extractions and I am already very happy with the look and fit.
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David, I am scheduled for 26 extractions and immediate dentures next week.  I chose IV sedation. Can you tell me about your pain level at this point?  I have a fear of dental procedures....which is why I am forced to have this work done now.  I'm extremely anxious...even pushed my dates back twice.  
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I only had local anesthesia for all my extractions. The pain level once, the local wore off, needed to be managed by mild pain medication - Tylenol 3 - for several days. It's now been 3 weeks. My gums are still a bit sore in places. Working my way back to chewing again, but it slow and gradual. I hope this helps.
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I have delta dental insurance. I picked a provider and went for a consult. He wrote a 2 year plan...because delta dental pays $1,000 a year. I left his office feeling overwhelmed at the cost of extractions and not knowing anything about dentures at all. After a third visit with him and 4 teeth pulled in the front...I diligently searched for a better dentist...one who would explain everything before pulling all my teeth. I settled with Affordable Dentures and their prices are pretty drastic to any pocket book. I will need 20 simple extractions: $1600; 3 complex extractions: $435. Total surgery no package: $2035. Those are the bottom of the line dentures; upper & lower. There are 4 choices, No package, Economy Package: $2615; Custom Package: $2855; Premium Package: $3175, and; Ultimate Package: $3665. The No Package includes extractions and one set of plastic plates with poor dentures which will wear down fast and need to be replaced as they wear away. The Economy Package includes the same plastic dentures and a new set of the same poor quality teeth 6 - 8 months after healing. The Custom Package includes a set of dentures which you can get in a whiter color but will wear down and need to be replaced every few years at your own cost. The Premium Package and the Ultimate Package are of course the best choices but the costs are high. With both the last Packages you get immediate dentures, then the real thing 6 - 8 months after your mouth heals. The teeth and plate are better quality. Since Affordable Dentures makes dentures on site, it is a one day process. I would like to hear from an experienced denture wearer. You know, one who has worn dentures for a significant number of years. By the way...you're 28 and got dentures???? Affordable Dentures is not a Delta Dental provider however the insurance company should pay 1/3 of my total cost. I hope to go with the premium package mainly due to the perfect final fit and the long term maintenance agreement. The color of the teeth are important to me also. The first two denture choices are likely to discolor rather quickly. The dentist flat up told me it was not worth spending the money for Ultimate dentures as they are the same as Premium but the fake gums look a bit different. I suppose if your smile showed your gums you might be interested but I'm glad he was frank with me about the quality of the four choices.
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So. If you have two teeth in your mouth, your cost for the Premium denture deal would be $140 for the extractions and $1340 for top and bottom immediate, including a second set of permanent dentures. It's obviously the extractions that break the bank.
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Hi, my extractions were $218. a piece. Had 11 taken out. The whole bill will range around $2,000.- 2500. My Cigna insurance will pay about $1500. Thank God for Insurance! So far I have only had to pay $308. out of pocket the day they were pulled
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I would NEVER return to an Aspen Dental. I have good insurance, and for a while, they were the only local denture provider in my network. They never had the same dentist twice, and no one ever was helpful. When I complained , no one ever listened, until I wrote a negative review online, and then they called 3x/day wanting to "make it right".

Their dentists were all "filling in", and I was not permitted to establish any relationship with any single practitioner. The techs were snotty, and incompetent.

Once, when I went in for a re-line, my teeth were handed back to me in a zip-loc baggie floating in some mouthwash . I was told by the receptionist that the techs are so good that I can just take my teeth home,and the fit will be perfect. I could not spate them in my mouth. And the mouthwash had nutrisweet in it. I had to be taken to the emergency room because I got it in me, and I'm terrifically allergic to nutrisweet.

I once had a dentist there say I would never have dentures that would fit well because of my gag reflex (it's rather strong) and that I just needed to "figure it out".

Price-wise, they see, to be better than average, but that's because they use cheap materials, and hire dentists that are retired and want to earn a quick buck for,their next trip, or they hire dentists that are,otherwise unemployable because they suck so bad.

This is just my experience. I know other people are happy with them....but I won't go back.

I am 48 and have had dentures for 12 years.
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