Dental insurance usually covers 50% of your denture costs, which is great. But be aware that your dental insurance probably has an annual spending limit of $1,000 to $1,500—less than the cost of a full upper denture.
When you get dentures, you’ll probably need extractions, x-rays, and temporary dentures for the first six months. So, you’ll likely exceed or hit your spending limit, and your policy won’t pay for any additional dental treatment that year. With dental insurance’s limitations, you may have to wait two or more years before you get your smile back. And if your teeth are failing or missing before you purchase insurance, dentures are unlikely to be covered under any insurance plan.
Basic Medicare’s dental coverage is extremely limited, and does not cover the cost of dentures. Some Medicare Advantage plans do offer dental benefits. Medicaid’s dental coverage varies by state, but typically does not cover dentures.
With quality dentures, you can comfortably eat, talk and smile without feeling self-conscious. They’ll fit securely, with no pain or sliding. Dentures that don’t fit properly can really hurt, kill your confidence, and even cause oral infections and bone loss. You may be able to get dentures for less than about $3,000 for a full set, but don’t count on discount dentures fitting or functioning as well as they should. The best way to get affordable, quality dentures is a Dental Savings Plan.
Dental Savings Plans, an affordable alternative to insurance, provide discounts of 50% or more on full and partial dentures, from a network of 140,000+ participating dentists and specialists. And since dental savings plans do not have annual spending limits, you can complete your denture treatment plan quickly and affordably—and start enjoying life with a great new smile!