All About Dentures: Money, Materials, Models, Maintenance

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Sure, there is a lot of joking that surrounds dentures. You all have probably seen the videos where an older person’s dentures fly out when they laugh or eat. However, losing your teeth can be a difficult experience, to say the least. Luckily, there are a few good options to counteract some of the negative effects of losing teeth. One is to get implants that false teeth can be affixed upon. Another option is to get a set of dentures that can serve as a replacement for either all your teeth or just some of them. Due to the cost effectiveness of dentures, as well as the relative ease of use and simple care, dentures are a much more sought-after solution. Not all dentures are created equally, however.  Some brands are excellent and do a fantastic job of improving the lives of the people wearing them, and others are less impressive. One of the most common brands for dentures to get great reviews on a regular basis for build quality and services offered is Aspen Dentures. While there are other companies out there, you really don’t need to look much further than this company, as it covers pretty much everything. Its prices are good, and all its work is guaranteed. Before you jump to its Website to make an appointment with your local dentist, consider the following.

Determining Cost

The cost of dentures varies widely from manufacturer to manufacturer and from dentist to dentist. Going with a mainstream company, like Aspen Dentures, does well to bring down the overall cost quite a bit, while not sacrificing quality. Basic, full dentures can cost anywhere between $400 to $1,000, and as you move up in features and quality, so does the price. Other specialized dentures, like partial dentures, are generally in the $1,000 to $1,500 range. Of course, these too can climb in price for better materials, features and build quality.


There are many different types of dentures that you can choose from. If you are looking for full dentures, you have a choice of several levels of quality. The base models are generally made of simple materials, and there is not a lot of variation in the material that sits over the gums. These are the most cost effective, but they are also the most obvious when it comes to how real they look. The top models have many shades of color in the teeth, and the gums are very similar in appearance to normal, healthy gums. From false-looking and cost effective to life-like and quite a bit more expensive, there are several middle-of-the-road models, as well. Many people choose these as they offer a happy medium between the two extremes. Many people who get dentures are not in need of a full set. For these people, partial dentures are the way to go. Like full dentures, partial dentures offer a range of quality and price, which means that whatever you may be looking for, you are likely to find a solution. Another popular option that many people go for is denture implants. This option is a bit of a mix between the concept of dentures and that of implants. Small rods are implanted into the jaw bone, and the dentures are easily secured to the posts when placed inside the mouth. Not only does this method provide for a more dependable fit, but makes cleaning and general maintenance much easier, as you can take out the dentures to clean them.

Denture Care

To ensure the longest possible health of the dentures that you use, much of the same care that would normally be associated with natural teeth is necessary. Brushing regularly is extremely important, as is nightly soaks in a cleaning solution. It is also important to keep your mouth clean. That means before and after meals, rinsing the mouth thoroughly is recommended and the same is true for when the dentures come out.

Words to the Wise

If you are thinking of getting dentures, there are a couple of things that you should consider. Cost is a big deciding factor when it comes to the kind of dentures you should select. Dentures do not last forever. They wear down and often need to be replaced within about two years of first putting them into your mouth. The more expensive ones last much longer, so they can actually be cheaper in the long run, if you are planning to continue wearing your dentures long into the future. Another consideration is the appearance. The differences in how the available models look are quite stark. Some are incredibly detailed and take great care to match the colors with the colors in the wearer’s mouth, while others are designed to serve more of a functional purpose. It is good to know what it is that you are after, so you can be happy with your choice. Do you or anyone you know wear dentures? Are they functional or not?