Denture (Removable Dental Prosthesis)

A denture is a replacement for missing teeth. A denture is a set of removable teeth, unlike a dental implant and dental bridge, that are permanently fixed and cannot be removed. A denture is also called false teeth and removable dental prosthesis.

A denture is worn daily and removed before sleep. A denture is cleaned and kept in water when not worn.

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A denture that replaces all teeth in the mouth is called a complete denture, and the denture that replaces only a few missing teeth is called a partial denture.

A denture is a cheaper alternative to a dental implant. However, a dental implant is better than a denture, to replace missing teeth.

Types of Denture

There are 2 types of denture: Partial denture, and Complete denture

1. Partial Denture

When natural teeth are present in the mouth to hold a denture, then the denture is called a partial denture. The existing teeth hold the

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denture in its position in mouth. A dental implant is a better alternative to a partial denture because it permanently fills the gap left after a tooth extraction.

2. Complete Denture

When no natural teeth are present in the mouth to hold a denture, then the denture for whole mouth is called a complete denture. Therefore,

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dental implants are inserted in both jaws to hold a complete denture in the mouth because there are no natural teeth to give support to the denture.

Read more about dental implant here.

Material Used to Make Denture

There are 2 types material used to make dentures: Hard acrylic denture, and Flexible elastic denture.

1. Hard Acrylic Denture

An acrylic denture is harder than a flexible denture and stays more firm in the mouth. It is used in complete denture, and fixed

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denture on dental implants. A hard acrylic denture is used over dental implants because it stays firm in the mouth over dental implants.

2. Flexible Elastic Denture

A flexible denture is made from soft plastic and bends more than a hard acrylic denture. It is used only in partial denture and complete denture

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without dental implants. It cannot be used over dental implants because it can lose the hold of dental implants because of its softness.

Denture Alternative: Dental Implant with Fixed Tooth

A dental implant with a fixed tooth (tooth crown) is a better alternative to a removable denture. In this, a dental implant is first inserted in the jaw. It is inserted in the empty space left in the jaw after a tooth extraction. A tooth crown is not yet placed in this surgery because the bone needs time to heal

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completely. After a few months, a tooth crown is permanently fixed on the dental implant. A dental implant is stronger than a denture and has a very long life of 15+ years. However, it costs more than a denture.

Read more about dental implant here.

Cost of Denture is - USD $ 280 for Whole Mouth

A complete denture of 28 teeth for whole mouth costs $ 2520 in USA, and $ 280 outside of USA at our clinic. The total cost of a denture is calculated by multiplying the cost of one tooth in the denture with the total number of teeth in the denture.

The average cost of a tooth in a denture is $ 90 in USA and $ 10 outside of USA at our clinic.

Total cost of a denture in USA = $ 90 X total number of teeth

Total cost of a denture outside of USA = $ 10 X total number of teeth

Example, for a complete denture of 28 teeth, the cost will be:

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Cost

Calculation

Total

Cost in USA

$ 90 X 28

$ 2520

Cost outside of USA

$ 10 X 28

$ 280

  • Cost in USA:

$ 90 X 28

: $ 2520

  • Cost outside of USA:

$ 10 X 28

: $ 280

Read more about the cost of denture here.

Low Cost and Affordable Denture

A denture is very expensive in USA, but you can save a lot of money by traveling to an affordable location outside of USA for 4-5 days for the treatment.

For example, at our clinic, the cost of a denture is $ 280 which is 9 times lower than the average cost of $ 2520 in USA. So, you can save a lot of money, and at the same time enjoy a free holiday trip.

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