HOW MUCH WILL NEW TEETH COST YOU?
Of all the questions we are receiving in writing, the most frequently asked are the likes of “How much do new teeth cost?”, “How much does a new jaw cost?” and such. We then begin writing a marathon of responses, which are a variation of the same answer. It’s actually impossible to answer such a question with a precise and satisfactory response. There are many reasons for this.
Firstly, what is implied by the term “new teeth”? Is it complete dentures, as the simplest solution? Is it Wironit dentures? Does this term imply some type of crown (metal-ceramic, non-metal, zirconium? Is it implant prosthetics? There is often more than one solution for a particular patient and it is quite impossible to list them all in an email or facebook message. At this moment, I have 20 solutions for a new denture in my mind and if I sit down and think about it more, I would come up with another 100 options, all of them according to the rules of dentistry.
When a potential client views our works gallery he or she is actually observing the esthetics and is rarely aware of the preparatory phase. For example, take someone who wants to replace 20-year old crowns. There is no way of knowing what is beneath those crowns until you remove them. X-rays do not penetrate crowns, so they can’t show us the situation beneath the crowns either. The only way to see the situation is to remove the existing crowns. They might be perfectly fine or one of the teeth might require treatment. They might all be needing treatment. Some might not be of use anymore and so they would have to be removed. A periodontal preparation is often required, in the aim of rehabilitating the tissue supporting the teeth. These examples and many others often have to be done before even beginning with the creation of the final crowns. All in the aim of having the dental prosthetics last as long as possible. Naturally, the pre-prosthetics preparation also requires additional costs, depending on the extent.
A definite therapy plan can be composed only after having had detailed consultations at the dental office, including a checkup, insight into the necessary imaging and consideration of the possible options. Even after all that, in some cases during the work itself, it is possible to change the plan, of which the client is always notified beforehand as a potential possibility.
If you would like to read our preliminary therapy proposal, you can send us your panoramic x-ray (an image of all your teeth) to our e-mail address firstname.lastname@example.org . Within 48, we will send you some preliminary solutions with detailed explanations of every proposed intervention. As we’ve already stated, a definite agreement can only be reached at the dental office, after consultations.