If you’re in the market to purchase dentures, it’s probably a fair assumption that you only want the best possible option. So take your time looking into materials and professionals who can prepare them for you. One area you’ll definitely want to research is the actual artificial teeth that will be used. Obviously, they are the entire point of the dentures themselves and their most glaring feature. No matter how comfortable or durable they are, if the teeth themselves don’t pull off the finished look, you’ll have spent a lot of money for nothing.

There are three categories of teeth used for dentures:

  • Economy
  • Deluxe
  • Premium

Many people are attracted to that middle of the road option, so let’s take a look at that one now. If/when you need dentures, deluxe teeth may be a good place to start with your own shopping.

Deluxe teeth are highly favored for really delivering in each important category. First, they’re extremely durable. So they can withstand a reasonable amount of impact, just like the real thing. However, this durability also means deluxe teeth can put up a fight against elements that would otherwise stain the genuine article. This is always important, but it will be even more so for those who drink a lot of black coffee, red wine and/or smoke. Stained dentures aren’t a look anyone wants and it can sometimes be difficult to get them clean again.

You also get a very natural look with deluxe teeth. For the majority of people, this may be the most important factor of their new teeth, even more so than durability and stain-resistance. It’s understandable, of course. With deluxe teeth, you’ll get more options in terms of size and color than you would with the economy version.

Depending on where you get your dentures made, deluxe teeth may be available the same day you walk in. Again, this isn’t always the case. In emergencies where you need dentures the same day for health issues or aesthetic demands, you may need to wear economy dentures in the meantime, while you wait for your preferred deluxe teeth.

The price will also depend on where you get your dentures from, but deluxe teeth tend to go for about $600. This makes them just a little less than twice as much as the economy option, but most would agree the advantages justify it for such an important purchase.