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These are your options if you wanty to get partial dentures
made.Private Practice :
Prices which range from $(NNN) NNN-NNNN per arch
You can try the following alternatives and get equal care or sometimes BETTER care :
1) Community Health Centers
Costs will run from 500-700 $
per arch with no insurance
. I advise that you apply for State Aid which sometimes covers the cost of partials.
2) Local Dental Schools
You will be worked on by dental students who have had pre-clinica experience (meaning two years minimum on manniquein patients), but limited 'real' life experience. However, student dentists
are well supervised by dentists who have practiced for a long long time. Faculty usually have private practices of their own and probably would charge 10x as much at their practices for the same work. Prices are about 350 $ per arch
Boston University charges $600/arch with no insurance and $300/arch
for people who have insurance, but it doesn't cover partials. And no one is motivated to charge expensive prices because it's an educational institution. The bad part is the appointments. For partials, it's a min of 5 appts at 2.5 hours a piece.
3) Retail Chain Dental Practices (ie Sears, Gentle Dental, Western)
: These are good for quick service partials. Prices are generally lower than other private practices, they have coupons, and marketing team that make them very attractive.Prices will range from(NNN) NNN-NNNN $
on up depending on where you go. The bad is that dentists usually recently graduated and NOT under the supervision by others, service is 'too quick', meaning they could miss something or lack in personal attention all patients deserve.
Retail dentists are under the gun to produce and sometimes they sacrifice personal attention for a buck.
Hope this answers your question. Feel free to contact me again for more information.
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