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Hi, Can anyone share with me the price they paid for dentures? My husband is getting 12 teeth (all?) on top pulled, and 2 on the bottom. He is getting full set on top, partial on bottom. The dentist sent him to an oral surgeon to pull the teeth, and to another dentist to make the dentures. Don't dentist just do it all anymore? Our cost (after our insurance pays $1050.00!) is $7434.00!!!!!! I asked my husband to go get a 2nd opinion, he didn't. After checking on line, and with my dad who has had dentures for years, and my husbands mom who has had dentures for years, this seems OUTRAGEOUS! This is also SUPPOSEDLY a 5% discount from the denture dentist for paying cash, and $1600 discount from the dentist pulling the teeth. UGGGHHHH!
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  • I think that the price depends upon where you live and the quality (including fit and cosmetics) of the dentures you get. Although I would rather not state the amount that I paid, I can tell you that I paid more to the oral surgeon and the dentist for seven extractions, some bone grafting and an immediate denture. I did get lots of help and attention as well as a good outcome.
    (from IHaveAGreatDentist)
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  • I agree with (I have a great dentist), My dentist does it all and I was glad that I didn't have to go to and oral surgeron. I do get a lot of attention from my dentist. Yes, they are costly and my Dad said just about the same thing when I told him how much my dentures and extraction were going to cost. He said, "I paid $85.00 for my dentures 55 years ago". He also had his exctraction done and went without until his gums healed . I also went to the extra expense of having implants done on the bottom so my bottom denture snaps in and I will feel pretty confident that the bottom will stay put! I had, if I can remember...6 extrations on bottom and 7 or 8 on top. I really think your husband needs to get a second opinion and see what is out ther. I know I could have gotten mine cheaper but I knew this dentist (a friend of the family) and I have seen his work and I wanted the best for my money. I also wanted white teeth. I had a friend to tell me that her dentist told her she didn't want white teeth, she wanted teeth that match her teeth that were being removed.....I told her I would have gotten up and said I will go to a dentist that will give me what I want........Good luck in what you do!
    (from Pepper)
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  • My total cost was near $7,500 for full uppper and lower, all extractions and 3 coping on the bottom. Very thankful we have insurance. We will only pay about $1500 put of pocket.
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  • The total cost for my new upper and lower, plus full extractions, along with 2 implants in the front for the lower denture will be a little over $19,000. My dental insurance is a dental HMO (Metlife-Safeco). I have to pay $7,200 co-pay and the insurance is paying the rest. I haven't had the procedures done yet but starting next week with the impressions and oral sedation/extraction at the end of February with immediate dentures after the extractions. I'm getting porcelain teeth so there is a bit extra cost for that and for the sedation (general). I don't want to be awake during the extractions. I live in Northern California.
    Seems pretty expensive to me, but I'm limited where I can go because of the Dental HMO rules. If I switch dental offices they are not convenient for the many follow up appointments (would have to go to another city). The dentist seems well qualified. Office is very nice (nearly new). I'm not happy the oral surgeon doing the extractions only does them once a month (and on a Friday no less). Worried about the weekend not being able to go in if there are any problems. I'll grill them a bit more on that before I formally sign off on everything and give them my $$.
    Hope this info helps as a comparison for costs. I was quite shocked to say the least when I was given the breakdown of costs! But still going through with it as I want a great smile and teeth when this is all said and done.
    (from SparkyinCA)
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  • I go to a dental office that includes a dentist, hygenist, oral surgeon and they send out to a lab to create the dentures but my dentist does it all.
    My husband and I both got dentures this past year (full set but not implants) and our cost after our dental plan was $10,000. Had we gotten implants it would have been double that. My husband had less teeth pulled than I did because most of his had fallen out already (poor dental past history).
    (from Shields)
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  • I am getting 9 teeth pulled on top and partial and 2 on bottom and partial, all done by the same dentist at the same office on the same day. Aspen Dental. The total cost is 4000.00 and they will take 1/2 down by either you or your insurance and then 50.00 a month until paid off. I have heard nothing but good things about them and it is worth checking in to. Good luck.
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  • I went to a low-income clinic to have 17 teeth removed at a cost of around 300.00 or so (an you make payments when you can afford to) and got my dentures from Affordable Dentures "new denture wearer" package. The cost for the temporary (immediate) denture, 60 days of free adjustments, a reline after 6 months and a permanent denture after a year are all included in the cost of 1357.00. We know where my income tax return went this year!
    (from mdot33)
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