Periodontitis versus parodontosis

There are still dental professionals who use the old and wrong name for a periodontal disease – parodontosis. The correct name is periodontitis. – In former times bacteria couldn´t be proven because of wrong techniques-this was called parodontosis. In the last 25 years it is known that inflammation of the periodontum is caused by bacteria, […]

Gums as a reflection of our overall health!?

Gums as a reflection of our overall health? YES AND NO! Over and over again we read scientific and non scientific journals about vitamin deficiency and the consequences from it. As a result many people choose to take homeopathic medicine –a mistake most of the time! – 99% of gum diseases are attributed to plaque […]

Most common reasons for periodontitis

  – – – – – – – Most common reasons for periodontitis The most common reasons of pariodontitis are: Plaque accumulation due to poor oral hygiene, overhang restorations, ill fitting crowns Malocclusion Stress      Smoking Systemic disease such as diabetes, adverse pregnancy outcomes Fortunately all these factors are easily controlled by; Optimizing tooth brushing, by […]

Oral Rinses – are they useful in the menagement if Periodontitis?

 Is an oral rinse beneficial for patients with periodontitis? YES! An oral rinse is a useful purchase, unfortunately some doctors think it is not useful-with the argument that bacteria leaks into the periodontal pockets. That is incorrect for two main reasons; The bacteria moves only due to extensions Bacteria are harmless on their own. They are destructive only in mature plaque, causing a cavity or a […]

Periodontitis and saliva test-is it useful?

Periodontitis-saliva test? Yes and no! Our last discussion was about lasers, today we want to inform you about the saliva test. It is a common practice for some dental professionals to require that the patients with periodontal disease to undergo expensive saliva test prior to their therapy.    Congratulations! Now the patient knows that there […]

Costs of a denture

Posted by Dental News Team am 12, Apr - 2010

Costs of a denture

A lot of people wonder how much a denture costs, but that is not an easy question.

Denture costs consist of those factors: (sequentially downward):

  1. the way of provision itself (bone/mucous membrane supported; fixed/removable;…)
  2. provision effort (one dentist performs several dental impressions intermediate steps, another dentist performs less…)
  3. who did the provision and where was it done. (the professor in a noble district charges more than a country dentist – by same quality)
  4. the used tooth materials

Please see tips further below!

Here you see a tough cost overview-starting with the most expensive:
fixed dentures
partial removable dentures
removable bone supported
removable mucous membrane supported-implant protected
removable mucous membrane supported with clasp tooth crowns  /attachments/bridge solutions
removable mucous membrane supported with clasps and clasp tooth crowns
removable mucous membrane supported with clasps without
clasp tooth crowns
full denture

Particular points in detail:

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Think about an adequate solution for you. If you are over 70 it does not have to be a fixed version, with a denture supported by bones you are also able to bite well, without spending lots of money. According to the tooth left, a removable denture supported by mucous membrane with clasps and clasp tooth crowns instead of a denture removable supported by mucous membrane with clasps/attachments/bridge solutions is sufficient
If you are a heavy smoker, a dental bridge is preferable to an implant
A good dentist talks to you about costs and does not automatically suggest the most expensive solution .

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A lot of effort does not always necessarily mean quality. Try to find a well balance whilst you are watching the dentist´s steps so you can have a good feeling about this. If there are too many mistakes made get a second opinion.

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Compare several offers, a dentist should explain the differences to you-does the explanations make sense to you? If you have the feeling your dentist contradict himself, please listen to your gut instinct-it never fools you!

It does not have to be noble metals- Well agreeable organic alloys are as good as gold, but cheaper (furthermore a gold ceramic crown is a gold alloy and no pure gold) Everything is organic agreeable throughout the market and industrial countries-all materials pass through a strict testing procedure!

More on this on dental dictionary!

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