Expensive dentures are of a higher quality than the cheap ones. High-end dentures are made of high-quality materials that last long, simulate the appearance of natural teeth and provide maximum comfort, whereas the low-end dentures generally do not measure up in this regard, explains DocShop.
Expensive full dentures, which, according to DocShop, may range in price from $1,000 to $5,000, are usually made of high-quality, high-impact composite acrylic resins that are durable and come with warranty against wear and tear. Partial dentures are often made of metal, which has superior strength, states DentalCareMatters.com. Additionally, high-end dentures involve more dental artistry, and the materials used simulate the appearance of natural teeth and gums to a much greater extent. These are also generally more comfortable to wear than cheaper dentures.
In contrast, cheaper dentures are made of lower-quality materials, which affect their durability and comfort, says DocShop. In addition, the materials used to make low-end dentures are not as natural-looking as those used in expensive dentures. Plastic dentures, which are typically cheaper than metal ones, may even damage the gums if not designed and maintained correctly, states DentalCareMatters.com. Some of the cheapest dentures can cost about $300 and are typically meant to be used only temporarily, explains DocShop.
There are also mid-range dentures that offer roughly the same benefits as the more expensive ones but involve less artistry and typically come with shorter warranties. Their price range hovers around the 1,000-dollar mark, according to DocShop.