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Old 06-05-2012, 02:40 PM
 
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Default What should I expect to pay for an upper and lower plate?

I need an upper plate. My Uncle suggested Affordable Dentures.
They give you one the same day. But, you have to go back in about 6 month and pay again for the permanant one.
So, you end up buying two.
I think their's are $484.00 per.
So, I decided to visit a dentist and try to get the 5 teeth pulled (there are all side by side) and let the gums and bone heal up, and move around and get settled for 6 months. Then go to Affordable and get a partial upper plate. This eliminates the need to buy two partials.

The dentist has explained to me that if I do that, the condition of my lower teeth will cause the upper plate to break, etc. over an "undefined" period of time. He is suggesting pulling two lower teeth, and fillings and other work on the upper teeth, that will secure the upper plate. He says the foundation is not there, on the upper teeth, as far as support for the upper plate. And he is suggesting a lower plate, matched to fit the top plate and to replace the two lower teeth that are to be pulled, and the other 3 lower teeth, I'm already missing.

So, excluding Affordable Dentures, what are all of you finding out there in plate land as far as cost?
And I'm told there are 3 types, one semi metal, one with wire supports, and one that is flexible plastic of sorts.

My initial idea was to just get the upper plate and wear it when I go out in public, and not when at home. The dentist said that might make the life time of the plate be longer.

So, are plates designed or supposed to be worn 24 hours a day?

I saw nothing wrong with wearing it only in public.
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Old 06-05-2012, 08:53 PM
 
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In November of 2010 I had all my teeth( plus 2 wisdom teeth ) pulled and full dentures done by a dental clinic in Harrison Arkansas.

Total cost was $3450 .

They put the dentures in place immeiately after extraction and I returned several times for scheduled adjustment.

The final hard liner dentures were put in at the 6 month mark.

The original cost covered the adjustments and the final hard liner.

I have gotten many compliments on my dentures from relatives and friends.

I take my dentures out only at night.
Wearing them only ocassionally will guarantee you never adjust to wearing them.
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Old 06-06-2012, 11:36 AM
 
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Dentures should be taken out at night, stored in a solution with water, not bleach. And the denture you're referring to is called an immediate denture. Basically if you need your teeth out, the dentist will take the impression beforehand and wack the teeth off the stone model and then made a full denture with acrylic. Patient comes back in to the office, gets numb, teeth are taken out, denture is inserted and off you go. By the way, you should keep the denture in your mouth for at least 48 hours after the surgery, it'll help with the healing.

Now the problem comes up a few weeks later when you're done with the healing and the swelling has gone down, the dentures will feel loose. That's why they're saying to come back for a relign of that denture. I don't like doing these dentures, too many patients come back and complain. But these are also the same patients that dont' want to walk around without teeth either. By the way, cost of my full upper denture is $900, but then again there are multiple appts, usually 4. Hope this helps.
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Old 06-06-2012, 11:42 AM
 
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In November of 2010 I had all my teeth( plus 2 wisdom teeth ) pulled and full dentures done by a dental clinic in Harrison Arkansas.

Total cost was $3450 .

They put the dentures in place immeiately after extraction and I returned several times for scheduled adjustment.

The final hard liner dentures were put in at the 6 month mark.

The original cost covered the adjustments and the final hard liner.

I have gotten many compliments on my dentures from relatives and friends.

I take my dentures out only at night.
Wearing them only ocassionally will guarantee you never adjust to wearing them.
Your total cost sounds reasonable.

My dentist charges $238 per complex extraction, and I have 5 of those. Then I have 16 more that would be $135.00.
That's $3350 before office visits, impressions, dentures, etc.
Not to mention I can not have a lower plate until the lower madibular tori is removed. (I think that is what it is called)
I get the impression the dentist might want to fix everything bad about my teeth, and not pull the top front 5, so I can get an upper partial.
I can not afford dental work, so my plan was to go one tooth problem at a time.
Example: I have a tooth that is in pain today. I get that taken care of with filling or extraction. If and when, the next one begins to hurt, at some point in the future, I go get that one done.

As expected they took a full mouth X-ray and "seeing" all the issues in my mouth was a conversational event. It will be a challenge because the teeth that would anchor the upper plate need repair. And they said the upper plate would not last very long because of the issues in the lower teeth. That spelled out the need to pull 3 lowers, get the tori surgically removed, and get a lower partial too. I think the dentist wants to fix it all.

The reason my teeth are in the shape they are is income related.
I do have a Care Credit account and the dental clinic was glad to hear that. Charging it, is not a solution, it actually adds to the problem of debt.
I guess I could walk away from this dentist and go to another.
I could die before I get any good years use out of my two new dentures, upper and lower. I can't afford to buy a new mouth full of hardware, planning for the cosmetic advantages looking many years out. There are more important things that have to be paid for than a complete renovation of all my teeth. And the dentist never even suggested removing all of my teeth, just 5 upper and 3 lower.
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Old 06-06-2012, 11:47 AM
 
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Dentures should be taken out at night, stored in a solution with water, not bleach. And the denture you're referring to is called an immediate denture. Basically if you need your teeth out, the dentist will take the impression beforehand and wack the teeth off the stone model and then made a full denture with acrylic. Patient comes back in to the office, gets numb, teeth are taken out, denture is inserted and off you go. By the way, you should keep the denture in your mouth for at least 48 hours after the surgery, it'll help with the healing.

Now the problem comes up a few weeks later when you're done with the healing and the swelling has gone down, the dentures will feel loose. That's why they're saying to come back for a relign of that denture. I don't like doing these dentures, too many patients come back and complain. But these are also the same patients that dont' want to walk around without teeth either. By the way, cost of my full upper denture is $900, but then again there are multiple appts, usually 4. Hope this helps.
My idea was to get these top 5 pulled, let it heal for 6 months, then go to Affordable Denture for a $484.00 top partial, with no need to go back 6 months later for a permanent one (since I would have had them pulled and healed, before going there)
Affordable's cost involves the extraction, and then you have to buy two partials, a temporary and go back to get a permanent.
I was trying to bypass the need to buy two upper dentures.
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Old 06-07-2012, 07:25 AM
 
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Basically if you need your teeth out, the dentist will take the impression beforehand and wack the teeth off the stone model and then made a full denture with acrylic. Patient comes back in to the office, gets numb, teeth are taken out, denture is inserted and off you go. By the way, you should keep the denture in your mouth for at least 48 hours after the surgery, it'll help with the healing.

Now the problem comes up a few weeks later when you're done with the healing and the swelling has gone down, the dentures will feel loose. That's why they're saying to come back for a relign of that denture. I don't like doing these dentures, too many patients come back and complain.
I'm going to an oral surgeon for a consultation to find out his cost to remove tori, etc.

Then back to the dentist for another consultation.
I'll discuss this impression first > extraction > install plate > few weeks later it becomes loose.
He did say mt teeth have to be repaired, etc. before even thinking about impressions.

I'm not clear on the total cost, but there is a small chance I have to walk away from all of it.
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Old 01-09-2013, 09:12 AM
 
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I went to fla dental center for an upper denture. I have to have three teeth (simple) removed, and 2 teeth (complex) removed. The total price for everything is $1099 for the denture, and $1250 for the removals. This is before what my insurance will pay. What I am wanting to know is this a good price? I've seen a wide variable of prices, but what I am paying seems to be low. Anybody know? The work is fast and reliable, and takes care of pain, also includes a two year warrenty. Tks
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Old 01-09-2013, 09:40 AM
 
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I went to fla dental center for an upper denture. I have to have three teeth (simple) removed, and 2 teeth (complex) removed. The total price for everything is $1099 for the denture, and $1250 for the removals. This is before what my insurance will pay. What I am wanting to know is this a good price? I've seen a wide variable of prices, but what I am paying seems to be low. Anybody know? The work is fast and reliable, and takes care of pain, also includes a two year warrenty. Tks
It sounds low to me.
I had two lower teeth removed surgically with a drain tube for abscess and paid close to $1250 just for that.


Affordable Dentures can pull and give you a same day temporary denture for low prices.
Then you go back 6 months later for a permanent one.
Prices are low but "reviews" are very mixed.
Orlando West, Ocoee Affordable Dentures Florida Location - Affordable Dentures

If you are using a single practice dentist, costs will be alot higher than AD.
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