Get Free Dentures Through These Grants That Will Make You Smile

| July 28, 2013 | 92 Comments

Free DenturesIf you need free dentures or cosmetic dental work because you do not have the money to pay for this yourself, there is some help available from the dental community that provides this type of assistance to low-income patients. Sadly there is certainly not enough of this help available to serve every person out there that cannot afford to pay for their own dental care. And it is easy to understand how frustrating it can be to desperately need quality dental work and not be able to afford it. But if you have a severe dental situation and you need help with free dentures or other dental prosthetics, you may be able to find it from the sources provided here.

Be advised that most of the resources available to dental patients are offered to those with low-income. This help is mainly targeted to correct medically at-risk cases, to help the disabled and to assist seniors with quality dental care they cannot afford to provide for themselves. There is one major national program that provides care through volunteer dentists and dental labs on the local level. And other programs exist that work specifically with victims of domestic violence and those who have been involved in living organ donations. In addition to the few programs that provide free care, many schools of dentistry across the country offer clinics that work with patients in their area at highly reduced rates. So if you cannot locate free dental help, seeking care from a university clinic could make addressing your dental problem more financially feasible.

Free Dental Work A Solution To A Growing Problem
This program may just be your best option and it is a program I have personally started myself. Do to the overwhelming amount of requests for funding we have received here at and my personal connection to this topic I have decided to start a program. The program is fairly new and it will require some work on your end. If you feel that getting a small loan to fix your dental problem is a possible solution for you this program could work.

Dental Lifeline Network Donated Dental Services
The Dental Lifeline Network is just what it sounds like it is, a nationwide network of dentists and labs who volunteer free comprehensive dental treatment. It provides this help to those who lack proper income to pay for their own dental needs in three patient areas: seniors, permanently disabled and medically at-risk. This network contains over 15,000 dentists and 3,000 dental labs across the United States and steps in where Medicare and Medicaid do not cover essential dental services.

To apply for help, visit the state DDS programs page on the DLN website. Click on your state located on the map at the bottom of the page to find contact information for your state program coordinator. Each state listing provides email and phone for the point of contact for the program in your area and shows the overall amount of donated services and number of patients helped in the previous year inside each state. Availability of the program depends on the number of dentists enrolled in the volunteer program and coverage is far from consistent in all areas.

Domestic Violence Give Back a Smile Program
Offered by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, this professional dental organization provides free restorative work to those who have had their teeth damaged through criminal domestic violence. This program is open to any domestic violence victim, male or female, whose dental injuries were sustained by a partner or spouse and who are now out of the abusive relationship for at least one year. The program does not pay for dental repair caused by neglect or pay to fix dental injuries not sustained by domestic violence.

The application process to receive help is fairly simple. You must first fill out a patient application. There is a one time $20 application fee but this can be waived if you complete 10 hours of community service prior to submitting your application. Applicants must conduct a local interview to confirm program eligibility and will then have an appointment with an AACD dentist scheduled in their area to perform the cosmetic work to restore their smile. For more information, call 800-773-4227 or use the Give Back a Smile contact form on the AACD website.

Mouthglove Free Dentures Program for Living Organ Donors or Recipients
If you have made or received a living organ donation for surgery such as a kidney transplant and are in need of free dentures, you most likely qualify to receive help from Mouthglove Dentures. This is not a program to help those that have merely agreed to donate organs following a fatal accident, but instead works with patients who have undergone lifesaving organ donation surgery and are in need of dentures. To apply, email Mouthglove at You must provide information about the organ transplant you participated with including hospital records of the operation and agree to allow Mouthglove to use your story in press releases concerning its free dentures program. Help is somewhat limited as Mouthglove only provides a single donation per month of an upper or lower set of dentures.

Dentistry School Clinics Offering Reduced Dental Care
If you find you do not qualify for the programs that provide free dental care, the next best thing could be seeking treatment at a university dental clinic. If normal care through a dentist office is impossible due to lack of dental insurance or you simply cannot afford it, many dental schools across the country operate clinics that see patients at highly reduced rates. These clinics operate under the supervision of school faculty and exist to give dental students and residents experience working with patients. High quality dental care is provided by students, residents and in some cases faculty themselves but treatment is offered in an instructional environment and can take longer to accomplish than by visiting a normal dentist office. Due to the research environment available at a school of dentistry, state of the art techniques are likely to be used on those seeking care at a university clinic. Here are a few examples of schools that offer low-cost dental clinics:

To find a school clinic near you, search our dental schools page. there you will find the colleges and universities in your state that offer programs for dentistry and see if they offer reduced cost dental care in your area.

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  1. Shannon Neumann says:

    How do I get my brother in law enrolled for free denture help? Thanks Shannon.

  2. Tracy Teague says:

    My husband is in really bad need of dentures he has stop going to church because of his teeth. He doesn’t want to smile anymore, I miss his smile please help him.

  3. Tamara says:

    I am really in need of dental work. I have no insurance and I am unemployed at this time. My teeth are just falling out of my mouth due to my gums receding. I only have a bridge left on top of my mouth and it is starting to move. I also have a broken flipper on the bottom. Please can you help me to fix my teeth. I am only 52 years old and I have advanced gingivitis for sure. I can’t do without my teeth, I do without a lot of things but I just can’t do without teeth.

  4. Cande Tennant says:

    Lost lower dentures. Having more stomach problems. I am 66 yrs old. Can’t have them replaced for 3 more years please help.

  5. Georgia Ross says:

    My teeth were broken in an accident years ago and I have babied them the best I can. I tried to save them but to no avail. There are 21 or 22 teeth left but deteriorating fast. I am 58 and disabled. I have a Credit Care credit card for teeth, but it won’t cover the full costs. I just need help with the balance of the costs the card will not cover. Is this in anyway possible? I am confused by how all this works so bad I don’t know what to do…Thank you Georgia

  6. Tasha Perry says:

    I am a 26 yr old married mother of two beautiful children. I had an accident 3 yrs ago due to that accident it hurt to brush my teeth. I went to a local dentist office and they told me I had periodontal disease. They also told me it would be 50,000 to pull my teeth and put dentures in. I am losing hope I cant get a job, I hate smiling, my 6 yr. old son asks me whats wrong with my teeth all the time, and I hate talking to my husband b/c I know it looks awful. I am losing time with my kids and my husband, I hate going out anywhere b/c of the looks I get. I am 26 and loving, happy, and up beat normally, this is turning me into a grump. I cannot afford to have them pulled and dentures. I cant get a job bc of it PLEASE HELP!!!

    • Hello Tasha, my name is Carl Evangelista and I am part of the Grants Guys Team. After looking at your comment let me first say if $50,000 is the quote from your dentist dont go back there again.

      The description of your situation does not fit any grant offering in the US. Since you are 26 years old you do qualify for our loan for denture program. I understand how hard it is to find work when your teeth are in bad shape. What we can do is approve you fast for a small loan to start the transformation process.

      There is no commitment to at least take a look at this being a possible solution. Since you are unemployed I will have you start buy requesting $2000. We can request more later lets at least get the ball rolling. As Soon as you activate the request email me so that I can push you through to the next step.

      Program Details Here

      If you have any questions feel free to email me. I am also available by phone if you prefer just leave me your number with a good time to call.

  7. Cindy says:

    I only make $480 a month and I need help paying for dentures.

  8. Francis Lavalley says:

    My name is Francis Lavalley I am 51 years old and I am disabled with Crohn’s I’ll get a small check once a month and I am having teeth problems I have gum disease that is ruining all my teeth I have about seven or eight missing and I would love to get help to see if I qualify for a grant for dentures if you can help me please I sure could use it.

    • Hello Francis, Your situation is very common among our readers. Unfortunately there are little to no programs that are supporting Americans in your situation. The program I am working to develop now is a cosmetic dental loan that lets people under the retirement age fix there cosmetic dental problem. Many email I am getting from people are expressing the challenge of finding work with a dental problem. If you believe that type of program will work for you please follow this link . If not please keep checking this article for updates I am working on other program solutions.

  9. Shirley Burnett says:

    hello I am a waitress and have been at the same restaurant for over six years. My smile and ability to speak clearly is vital to providing great service. I have a gum disease and had thirteen teeth removed about four years ago and now I have eight left and are deteriorating rapidly. I can’t afford dentures and my insurance won’t pay for them. My husband is clinically depressed and can’t work. I’m 49 years old and I need help please please!?

  10. Rocky says:

    My wife is 29yrs old, and we have 3 kids. We make about 25,000 a year and have no dental insurance. Her teeth are starting to crumble because she has TMJ which could have been caused by braces when she was younger. Is there anyway that she could get dentures?

  11. Karen Janelle Wrighthome says:

    I am in desperate need of upper and lower dentures. I will need 22 extractions as well. I have Medicare and Medicaid. I’m disabled and living on approximately $750 per month. I have no credit. (neither good nor bad.) Is there any help out there?

  12. Frances L. Johnson says:

    I have an upper denture that is 15 years old and I have 4 of my own teeth remaining. On the bottom I have 12 teeth, 2 need a root canal and the other 10 need extractions. My front teeth are so loose that I could probably pull them myself. They are not attached to the bone because much of it is missing. I really need help. I am a 61 year old disabled diabetic who lives alone. Please help me if you possibly can. Thank you.

  13. Carlisle Johnson says:

    Help my confidence level is dead. I had some dental work done but it only made my problem worse. I also am also currently unemployed. I want to gain my confidence level back.

  14. Marcus says:

    I am in pretty much the same situation as Cindy was except I’m 27. I haven’t been able to find a job let alone a girlfriend, have been quoted the same amount of 50,000$. I have no income, I only have a a couple of friends cause my confidence when meeting people is not there. All in all depressing. Is a loan my only option?

    • Hello Marcus, Sorry to hear about you situation. I’m guessing by your quote your in need of some cosmetic dental work before your mouth is ready for dentures. If you do a local search you should be able to find a free clinic or a date when a program will be in your area that does free dental work. Your challenge will then be getting the dentures. However with the right connections the cost of basic dentures could easily be under $1000 we are currently working with a group in Florida that gets a full set of dentures for $395. When searching for your local dental programs ask if they have any connections for dentures. Let me know if you have any other questions.

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