If you have found yourself missing many or all of your teeth, today's dentures restore your ability to easily chew and talk. They also prevent devastating bone loss that can make existing problems much worse.
Of course, patients in Illinois (just like anywhere else) are concerned with getting affordable dentures. However, it also makes sense to consider genuine value with something that has so much impact on your oral health, your smile, and quality of life. The dentists at Big Smile Dental encourage denture-wearers or those considering dentures to understand cost and value of dentures.
How denture costs in Illinois compare
According to a consumer service site called CostHelper.com, based on U.S. averages, the cost of a basic full denture can be as low as $300 per plate. Basic dentures are adapted from standardized sizes and made of economy materials. At the other end of the scale, premium dentures may cost as much as $4,000 per plate. The fit is fully customized, and premium dentures look very natural and come with a warranty. There are many price points in between, and the cost of dental implants to stabilize dentures is additional.
Bear in mind that where you live has a lot to do with the definition of “affordable.” At 116.9, the overall cost of living in the Chicago area is somewhat higher than the countrywide average, and healthcare (including dental) runs five to six points higher than national. However, compare that to a cost of living index for Los Angeles of 136.4 and a whopping 216.7 in the Manhattan area of New York (with healthcare at 130.2!), and you’ll find that dentures are rather affordable in Illinois.
Up-front cost vs. long-term value
Some items you purchase are disposable. Your teeth should not be. The initial price you pay for dentures influences how comfortably they fit. Well-fitting dentures are stable, allowing you to eat a balanced diet and minimizing sore spots. You smile, laugh, and speak with confidence with dentures that don’t slip or pop out unexpectedly. The look is natural, and enhances the balance of your facial proportions, bringing youthful fullness to bottom third of the face. Dentures made of high-quality materials resist chips and stains, and last many years.
For Dr. Theodore Siegel and his team at Big Smile Dental, providing dentures is tremendously rewarding. There are few things more satisfying than seeing a patient who was distressed and uncomfortable, light up when he or she sees a terrific-looking smile in the mirror. That is the real value of top quality dentures.
Call Big Smile Dental at 773-772-8400 to learn more about financing options that make premium dentures an affordable reality for patients in the Chicago, Illinois area.