Upper Denture Savings

When you lose the teeth in your upper arch, the best way to improve your oral health and self-esteem at once is by getting a complete upper denture. This procedure is expensive, but for what you’re getting in return--a full row of attractive and functional teeth that will improve your chewing, your speech, and your smile--it’s well worth the cost.

You could save $397 on your dentures!*
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*Actual costs and savings may vary by provider, service and geographic location. We use the average of negotiated fees from participating providers to determine the average costs, as shown on the chart. Based on the cost of care tool as of September 2021.

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How Much Does A Complete Upper Denture Cost Without Carefree Dental?

Upper dentures without insurance can be pricey. The cost of your dentures will depend on a number of factors, including the type of dentures you decide to get. Here is the average cost of a set of dentures, according to Animated-Teeth:

Complete conventional dentures: $1275-$2750 for upper or lower dentures (not both).

Complete immediate dentures: $1475-$3150 for upper or lower dentures (not both).

Cast-metal partial dentures: $950-$1900 for upper or lower dentures (not both).

Acrylic partial dentures: $650-$1050 for upper or lower dentures (not both).

Flexible acrylic partial dentures: $1000-$1450 for upper or lower dentures (not both).

Read on for a description of the differences between these different denture types later on in the article.

Don’t Forget to Add the Cost of Extractions

Keep in mind the prices above do not include any extractions that your dentist has to do. Often your dentist will need to remove one or more teeth in order to install your dentures, and you’ll have to pay for that separately.

The cost for a simple extraction is $100-$200 per tooth.

The cost for a surgical extraction is $180-$350 per tooth.

As you can imagine, this can really start to add up if you have 3-4 teeth that need removed

Will Dental Insurance Cover Your Dentures?

If your dentures are deemed to be medically necessary, then the good news is that they will probably be covered by dental insurance. However, the bad news is that because most forms of dental insurace set an annual savings cap, it probably won’t cover the entire cost.

How much do dentures cost out-of-pocket if you have dental insurance?

It’s hard to say, but you could still potentially spend thousands of dollars--even if you have dental insurance. That’s because many forms of dental insurance set a savings cap of $1,000-$1,500 per year. However, a complete set of dentures can cost over $3,000...not including the cost of extracting any remaining teeth.

All things considered, dental insurance is helpful when you’re looking for payment plans for dentures--but it may not always give you the savings you need.

The Benefits of Carefree Dental for Dentures

If you’re thinking of getting dentures, it pays to do your homework and research the most cost-effective way there is to have the procedure done. The right complete upper denture payment plan could save you hundreds or even thousands of dollars, giving you major upper denture savings.

That’s why it pays to give Carefree Dental a try. Carefree Dental is one of the easiest and simplest ways out there to save 15-50% per visit*, in most instances, on your dental expenses.

Here are a few reasons why Carefree is a great discount dental plan for complete upper dentures:

  • It has no annual savings cap. That means no matter how much work you need, you’ll keep on saving with Carefree.
  • It includes vision & prescription benefits. For no extra charge, you’ll also save 10% - 60% on vision expenses and 10% - 85% on prescription medications, and much more!
  • With the family membership, one card works for your entire household. And the more people in your household, the more your savings multiply with Carefree Dental.
  • It gives you a discount on procedures that dental insurance doesn’t cover. Now you don’t have to pay full-price for cosmetic procedures to get a great-looking smile!
  • You can use it to pick up where your dental insurance leaves off. If you hit your annual savings cap, you can use Carefree Dental to save 15-50% per visit*, in most instances, on all your remaining dental expenses for the year.
  • It works across the entire Aetna Dental Access® Network. This network has dental care providers throughout the country which means you have more affordable providers to choose from.

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The Different Types of Dentures

The cost of upper dentures depends a lot on what kind of dentures you elect to get. Here’s an overview of your options:

Complete Upper or Lower Dentures (Conventional)

Conventional dentures refers to a situation when all of your teeth are already gone, or are all removed prior to putting in the denture.

One benefit of conventional dentures is that your teeth have more time to heal before the denture is placed.

Complete Upper or Lower Dentures (Immediate)

If you want to keep some of your teeth in your mouth while the denture is being created (which means you’ll never be completely without teeth), then you’ll need immediate dentures.

For this procedure, your dentist will leave typically leave your front teeth alone as long as possible, which ensures that your mouth looks fairly normal while the dentures are being created. When the denture is complete and ready to place, your dentist will extract the remaining front teeth and immediately install the new denture.

Partial Dentures

Partial dentures are used when you only need to fill in a few missing teeth, instead of a whole row.

What’s the Best Way to Get Discount Dentures?

There’s no way around the fact that dentures are expensive. There’s simply no way you’re going to get super-cheap complete upper dentures while still getting great service from an experienced provider.

But by looking around, comparing your options, and being smart, you can reduce your cost and pay a much more reasonable rate.

Here are a few tips to get a good discount on your dentures:

  • Shop around. Providers set their own prices, so you may find a dentist who offers you a better deal on your dentures. Just make sure the dentist you choose is a reputable provider who will do a high-quality job.
  • Ask about your options. One type of denture may be less expensive than another, so make sure to ask your dentist what other choices are available.
  • Take advantage of all your cost-saving options. If your insurance covers most of the cost of your dentures, you might hit your annual savings cap. If that happens, remember you can use Carefree Dental to save money on all the rest of your dental procedures that year.

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Carefree Dental will save you money on your dental expenses--but we don’t stop there. We also throw in vision and prescription benefits absolutely free.

Just show your Carefree Dental Discount Card to your participating eye doctor or pharmacist and you’ll instantly save 10% - 60% on vision expenses and 10% - 85% on prescription medications. And remember, all you need is one card to get these savings for everyone in your household with the family membership.

It’s our little way of saying thanks for being part of the Carefree family.

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Ready to Get a Great Deal On Your Dentures?

If the only obstacle standing between you and your new set of dentures is the price, then we have good news--and it’s called Carefree Dental.

Just sign up for your card now and you’ll be able to use it immediately. Just bring it to your appointment at any participating provider and show it to the person behind your desk. You’ll automatically save 15-50% per visit*, in most instances.

A complete upper denture can do wonders for your appearance and quality of life. When you have a full row of beautiful-looking teeth you’ll enjoy easier chewing, better oral health, and more confidence every time you feel like flashing a smile.

So don’t delay--sign up for Carefree Dental and start living the life you want today!

"I had 4 teeth extracted and received a full set of dentures. I saved around $5,000. I am recommending Carefree to others and very happy with the plan!" –  Barbara S., TX

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* Actual costs and savings vary by provider, service and geographical area.

**As of September 2021

Dentures, commonly known as false teeth, are a substitute for missing teeth that can be removed when not in use.

What exactly are dentures?

Dentures are a removable device that attach to the soft tissue of the gums where teeth would be found naturally. They allow a person to regain (or maintain) normal functions of the mouth such as chewing and being able to smile without people raising an eyebrow. There are two types of denture; complete and partial.

Complete dentures are required when all the teeth are missing and can be made for both the upper and lower sets of teeth.

Partial dentures as the name suggests, are used to substitute for only a few missing teeth. They are used to bridge the gap between natural teeth.

What causes loss of teeth?

Teeth can fall out for a number of reasons, ranging from genetics to drug abuse. Most commonly, teeth are removed or fall out on their own due to severe tooth decay. Neglect to upkeep oral hygiene or not seeking proper treatment for damaged teeth, can lead to the onset of decay which in turn leads to loss of teeth. Visiting you dentist in 6 month intervals is a good preventive measure to spot any early signs of decay.

Why would someone want dentures?

Dentures are often the butt of jokes and usually the last available option for someone suffering from losing their natural teeth. However, they provide the wearer with considerable advantages over the alternative of missing teeth.

Dentures allow for food to be chewed; meals consisting of only pulverised foods would quickly become monotonous. They also give the face a more natural appearance as the teeth plan in important role in defining the contours of our faces. They help to fill out the cheeks and lips which can become sunken when there are no teeth to fill the mouth.

Speech can also be benefitted by dentures as, without teeth, pronunciation can be difficult. Perhaps the greatest benefit from wearing dentures is the boost in confidence brought about by a more natural looking appearance and being able to communicate more effectively.

The procedure for receiving complete dentures

Depending on the type of denture to be used, the patient will either be able to have them fitted immediately or 8-12 weeks after the last tooth has been removed. Conventional dentures call for an 8-12 week healing period to allow for the soft tissue to repair itself and avoid infection of the gum.

More modern dentures can be fitted immediately after removal of the last tooth. They are made prior to the operation and allow the user full faculty of their mouth straight after their insertion. However, immediate dentures may lose their fit as the bones and gum shrink during the healing process. Immediate dentures are often used as a temporary solution until conventional dentures can be fitted at a later date.

If you are suffering from loss of teeth, there is no reason not to talk to your dentist about the installation of dentures. They offer clear benefits and modern dentures are very natural looking and leave you with a smile even a dentist would struggle to tell apart from the real thing. Whether you or someone in your household is in need of complete upper dentures, Carefree Dental can save you money on the procedure, as well as on most dental procedures!

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