Why Denture Cost Shouldn't Be Your Main Concern

Worried about denture cost? Here’s why this shouldn’t necessarily be your number one concern.

For the majority of patients, denture cost is an important part of deciding which tooth replacement option is right for them.

There are many factors that can influence this decision including:

  • Denture material
  • Design
  • The number of teeth you need replaced
  • How the dentures will be secured

Whether you are looking for full/partial dentures or denture implants, at Future Smiles, we strive to provide quality, yet affordable, services from design to denture repairs to ensure that our patients never have to compromise on their dental health.

Why Denture Cost Shouldn’t Be Your Number One Concern

While low-cost dentures can seem like a bargain, they may end up costing you more in the long run. Not only will they require more frequent denture repairs, they can also negatively impact your oral and general health.

Hidden Costs of Cheap Dentures

1. Bone Loss

In order for your jawbone to maintain its form and strength, it requires the stimulation of tooth roots. Poor quality, low-cost dentures don’t provide the necessary pressure for your jaw, which means that it will eventually begin to recede.

This can have some serious consequences including:

  • Higher risk for jawbone fracture
  • Prematurely-aged appearance
  • Further tooth loss
  • Increased risk of gum and periodontal disease

Unlike partial/full dentures, denture implants very closely replicate the function of your natural teeth and provide constant stimulation to the jawbone, protecting against any future bone loss.

2. Lower Quality of Life

One of the biggest drawbacks to low-cost dentures is the significant impact they have on a patient’s quality of life. While they may come with lower short-term costs, cheap dentures can affect many areas of your life and make day-to-day activities very difficult.

Some of the health costs that come with low quality dentures include:

  • Constant discomfort and/or pain
  • Trouble sticking to a balanced and nutritional diet
  • Speech difficulties which can lead you to stop going out with your friends and/or family
  • Irritated or constantly sore gums
3. Frequent Denture Repairs/Replacements

While the initial cost of cheap dentures may provide some relief, it’s important to remember that the lifespan and durability of such replacement teeth will pose a financial challenge in the future.

Not only will cheap dentures require more frequent denture repairs, they will also need to be replaced more often, significantly raising your denture costs in the long run.

How to Balance Quality with Affordability

Whatever your worries about denture costs, our team at Future Smiles always strives to give you the highest quality and more comfortable denture solutions in Calgary.

Here are three main ways we create a stress-free payment experience:

  1. Flexible Financing Solutions: At Future Smiles, we offer flexible financing options for all of our denture services so you never have to worry about compromising your oral health, comfort and general well-being.

  2. Direct Billing: Our team strives to make your payments as easy and stress-free as possible, which is why we offer direct billing to all major insurance providers. This means you never have to worry about the hassles of filing a claim yourself or about paying your insurance provider’s share.

  3. FREE Denture Repairs: Depending on which denture solution you opt for - full/partial dentures or denture implants - Future Smiles offers FREE denture repairs for the first 3-6 months. In addition, our denturists will advise you on best care practices for dentures to keep your mouth and gums healthy, as well as ensure the longevity of your replacement teeth.

Denture Costs & Government Programs

The Dental and Optical Assistance for Seniors Program is available to provide low-to-moderate income seniors with financial assistance for a range of dental services including checkups, extractions and basic dentures.

To be eligible for this coverage, you must:

  • Be 65 years of age or older

  • Be a Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident

  • Have lived in Alberta for at least 3 months before applying

  • Have an income level within the program’s threshold

If you are looking for financial assistance when it comes to denture costs, speak to your local Calgary denturist about your various options. They can help determine whether there is a government program available to help ease your dental bills and help you maintain good oral health.


Call Today

To find out more about our flexible payment options and how we can help lower your denture costs, contact our Calgary denture clinic today at (403) 475-0016 or fill in our online contact form.

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Vlad Dumbrava

Vlad Dumbrava has been active in the field of denture therapy since 2008. Upon receiving his denturist degree in 2011 from George Brown College in Toronto, Ontario, he continued his education in Medical Sciences at Western University.

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