Full dentures have few variables compared to partial dentures, so it's much easier to work out the cost. They are generally cheaper than theprice of partial dentures
, which are quite a bit more complicated to make. A dentist will charge the same amount for a full upper denture as for a full lower denture, it makes no difference.
Generally, however, a full set of dentures i.e. an upper and a lower full denture will have a slightly lower combined price, because you are doing both at the same time.
A complete upper denture; ITEM 711 in Australia will cost in the range of $900-$1400
A complete lower denture; ITEM 712 will also cost $900-$1400
The average price according to the ADA 2012 member fee survey for either an upper or a lower complete denture is $1197
An complete upper and lower denture set; ITEM 719 in Australia will cost in the range of $1600- $2500
The average price according to the ADA 2012 member fee survey for both upper and lower complete dentures is $2091
Occasionally a metal base or strengthener may be required, if you have had repeated breakages previously or have a difficult heavy bite. This would cost a few hundred dollars extra if it was necessary. A soft lining would also be extra.