Dear Valued Patient:

We hope this letter finds you and your family in good health. Our community has been through a lot over the last few months, and all of us are looking forward to resuming our normal habits and routines. While many things have changed, one thing has remained the same: our commitment to your safety.

Infection control has always been a top priority for our practice and you may have seen this during your visits to our office. Our infection control processes are made so that when you receive care, it’s both safe and comfortable. We want to tell you about the infection control procedures we follow in our practice to keep patients and stay safe.

Our office follows infection control recommendations made by the American Dental Association (ADA), the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). We follow the activities of these agencies so that we are up-to-date on any new rulings or guidance that may be issued. We do this to make sure that our infection control procedures are current and adhere to each agencies’ recommendations.

You may see some changes when it is time for your next appointment. We made these changes to help protect our patients and staff. For example:

- Our office will communicate with you beforehand to ask some screening questions. You'll be asked those same questions again when you are in the office.

- We have hand sanitizer that we will ask you to use when you enter the office. You will also find some in the reception area and other places in the office for you to use as needed.

- You may see that our waiting room will no longer offer magazines, children's toys and so forth, since those items are difficult to clean and disinfect.

- Appointments will be managed to allow for social distancing between patients. That might mean that you're offered fewer options for scheduling your appointment.

- We will do our best to allow greater time between patients to reduce waiting times for you, as well as to reduce the number of patients in the reception area at any one time.

We look forward to seeing you again and are happy to answer any questions you may have about the steps we take to keep you, and every patient, safe in our practice. To make an appointment, please call our office at 704-364-9000. 

Thank you for being our patient. We value your trust and loyalty and look forward to welcoming back our patients, neighbors and friends.

Sincerely,

Dr. Porter and Team

Cost of Dentures

How much your dentures cost depends on a range of factors and can vary considerably based on the type of restoration you need, the materials used, and your dentist’s training and background. Replacing a full arch with a complete denture will typically cost more than a partial denture used to restore a few teeth. However, a partial denture is often more affordable than a fixed dental bridgeImplant-supported restorations provide significant benefits but choosing this option can raise the overall cost of your treatment substantially.

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The material used to manufacture dentures can affect the overall cost of treatment.

Denture Type

The extent of your tooth loss and whether you require extractions will determine what type of denture your dentist will recommend. Partial dentures are designed to replace two or more missing teeth and are typically secured to remaining teeth using metal wires. A complete traditional denture, in contrast, replaces an entire dental arch and remains in place using dental adhesive.

Your treatment cost will largely depend on the size of your restoration. Full sets of dentures that replace both the upper and lower teeth will almost always cost much more than a partial denture.

Quality and Materials

The material used to create your denture can have a significant impact on both the price of your restoration and the treatment outcome.

  • Low-End: While you can find full dentures for as little as $300, a lower price point will not offer the same comfort, longevity, and appearance as a more expensive restoration. Low-end dentures tend to be a temporary solution for missing teeth and require replacement more frequently.
  • Mid-Range: Mid-range options typically cost about $1,000 for a full set and can offer a more natural fit and appearance.
  • High-End: High-end dentures utilize materials which simulate the natural look and color of the teeth and gums for a more aesthetically pleasing effect. They are also more durable and can offer a superior level of comfort. However, a full set of high-end dentures can cost anywhere from $1,000 to $5,000.

Factors Affecting Cost

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The dentist's experience as well as the location of the practice can impact cost.

Your Dentist’s Experience and Skill

Choosing a dentist with a higher level of skill and training can increase the overall cost of your denture. However, it can also help ensure durable, lifelike results and minimize your need for further treatment.

Insurance and Financing

Most insurance providers offer benefits that cover at least a portion of your dentures treatment. In some cases, the entire restoration may be paid for.

Choosing a dentist with a higher level of skill and training can increase the overall cost of your denture. However, it can also help ensure durable, lifelike results and minimize your need for further treatment.

Dental financing is an option for patients whose insurance does not cover the full cost of their denture or those without insurance coverage. Your dentist may offer an in-office payment plan or partner with a third-party financing company, such as CareCredit® or Compassionate Finance®. Financing can help manage out-of-pocket expenses to ensure you receive the quality dental care you deserve.

Invest in Your Smile

Left untreated, missing teeth can have serious repercussions on your oral and general health. By investing in dentures, you can restore your ability to eat, speak, and smile with confidence. Your dentist can provide you with a more detailed assessment of your treatment cost during an initial consultation.

Dr. Porter

Charles A. Porter III, DDS

Dr. Porter implements the latest developments and highest standards in dentistry. He is a member of several prestigious organizations, including the:

  • American Dental Association
  • Academy of General Dentistry
  • North Carolina Dental Society 

To schedule your consultation, contact our Charlotte office online or call us at (704) 364-9000.

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