TYLER, TEXAS -- I went to Affordable Dentures in Tyler, because I could not afford a regular dentist. I had 7 teeth to be extracted and a full lower plate to be put in. These are the beginning stages, as this is the first temporary plate. The permanent plate will not come until 6mo to 1yr after this initial plate... First of all, call ahead and get the information about their hours. Anyone wanting a consultation needs to be at the office at 1 P.M. They only do consultations in the afternoon. Also remember to bring a book, as this place is packed with poor people and there will be a long wait. It may be 5:30 P.M. until you are seen, but you will be seen...
I went for a consultation and it took about 2 hours before seeing the dentist. I was taken in and a full lower x-ray was done, then the dentist came in and looked at it and we discussed my options. My teeth (only 7 left in my mouth) were so bad, that he decided I should go ahead and get a lower plate. He does not recommend a full lower, as there is always trouble with them. A full lower plate is a life changing event. You will not be able to eat any crunchy or hard foods. That's the truth. You will have to eat ground meats and soft foods the rest of your life. They will not tell you that, but I am telling you that.
After deciding on having the extractions and the full plate, I decided on the "Premium" denture. You can see 3 different types of dentures. Economy, Good and Premium. It's pretty easy, if you want the longest lasting, then get the premium. Economy dentures often break after a couple years... I had to pay the full amount right then, before they would go any further. They want all the money in advance or they don't do the dentures. Be prepared to pay up front in full, before you go, or don't go.
They do not use insurance, so don't ask. It's cash or credit card up front. I paid $1,330.00 for 7 extractions, a temporary denture till I heal and a permanent denture within a year. I know first hand that going the other way with a super good dentist, would have resulted in an Oral Surgeon, a Dentist and an expensive Denture Lab. It would have cost me over $5,000 if I had gone the best way... I made an appointment for a week later, to have the teeth removed and before that I went one morning to have my form made, so the temporary denture could be ready for the extraction day... The following lines are my thoughts about the people there...
The office people and assistants must be low wage workers. They have the typical low paid, high stress lack of concern for the patient. The person who did my form did not do it well. That was evidenced in the quality of the temporary denture. The Dentist who did the extractions was the absolute best dentist I have ever seen in my 55+ years. They give you a pill to take an hour before you get there and if needed, one when you arrive. It relaxes you and one was enough for me. I was ready to go to sleep. They took me straight in and the dentist took 20 minutes numbing every tooth with a local anesthetic.
He was very good and I did not once feel the needle. Then he extracted the 7 teeth is less than 5 minutes! I was amazed at the skill he used. I had some really bad ones, that a regular dentist would not have touched, but this guy was the best... Once the teeth were out, he put in the temporary denture and had to make a couple small adjustments, because it was too tight. He used a "liquid bandage" substance over the wounds and put the denture in...
Pain is not my thing. I have a low tolerance for it and if you have several teeth removed, it will hurt like hell. I believe that this dentist did a great job, but of course the pain is terrible and they did give me a prescription for pain killers...
The denture itself is not very good. Again, I fault this due to a low paid lab worker, who is probably texting while he makes the denture. It clearly did not fit properly, too much in one area, too little in another. I am glad that I have had a partial for years and an upper for years, as I know what can be done to alleviate the pressure points. I had to remove material in several spots on the lower edges of the denture, to keep it from bruising my gums.
I will ask to see the dentist when I return and tell him that if the permanent denture is not going to be formed with any more care than this, I want the remainder of my money back and I will go elsewhere. Even for an "affordable denture" the quality of this temporary is not worth the mouth pain and I will never be able to wear it for 6mo to 1yr while I wait for the permanent one. If you can afford better, then please do, as you will not be happy with the poor quality results.
LAKEWOOD, COLORADO -- I needed a full set of dentures and, like most people didn't have almost $30k that I was quoted by one dentist. Found AD& I. My first 2 visits I had with them were favorable. I will say that Dr. Dan ** is phenomenal!!! They initially pulled 4 teeth, then I went back for my full uppers. Dr. ** was very receptive to any pain and would remedy it immediately. His chairside, Trina, was very attentive and compassionate.
I went back a few months later, in excruciating pain. The front office girl, Renee, proceeded to tell me "the mouth exaggerates" and asked if I had a regular dentist. The reason for my visit was related to my dentures and Dr. ** advertises as a general dentist. Renee then went on to say I need to wear my denture sparingly... so while I'm at work and no one is in my office I should remove them. What??!! Is this normal?? Trina did a liner that looked like donkey teeth. Thanks, Trina. Took them out as soon as I got home.
My teeth are never secure and have to reapply adhesive several times a day. Is this normal?? Think I'll find somewhere else for my lowers... get what you pay for. I was having severe pain in some of my lower teeth on that last visit, also. I asked for a Rx for antibiotics but Renee told me I did not need them. I now have an abscess and look like a squirrel. Thanks, Renee!! By the way, Renee, the mouth does NOT exaggerate!! Thanks for your great patient care!!!
CARTERSVILLE, GEORGIA -- I have been without teeth for about 12 years and was very depressed about not being able to eat the foods I LOVED (cashews, corn on the cob among others)! I had a chance to get a set of dentures and my experience with Affordable Dentures in Cartersville, Georgia was OUTSTANDING, from the receptionist, to the nurse, to the Dentist herself. They explained everything to me, were very patient with me. They took the molds for my dentures, and told me to be back on Wednesday to try the wax set of my dentures.
They put them in my mouth, handed me a mirror to examine my new dentures, and I started crying and so did the nurse. She said I had a BEAUTIFUL SMILE and she is RIGHT! She told me to come back at 2:00 p.m. to get my dentures and again she handed me a mirror and yes, again I cried but now these were my real dentures and I have never felt so cared for by a staff or a Dentist! So I want to recommend Affordable Dentures in Cartersville, Georgia to anyone that needs dentures or dental care! Doctor Jumoke ** and her staff are the GREATEST!!
ORLAND PARK, ILLINOIS -- My husband and I both have had full mouth extractions and full dentures and can not find the words to express how GREAT the staff at the Orland Park office is. Every time we walk in the door, we are greeted with smiles and even though the office is busy and we have to wait, the staff is always apologetic and never seem to be in a hurry to rush us out of the office.
Everything was always explained to us and we are always asked if we have any other questions. We have had no problems with the dentures and can not be any happier with the service and product we have received. I have even referred a co-worker to their office and she has been very satisfied too. Dr. B and staff, love you!
PORT SAINT LUCIE, FLORIDA -- I can't praise this site Affordable Dentures in Port Saint Lucie Florida enough. Right from the moment you call you get such warmth, professionalism from either Shirley or Jeannie both able to put your mind at ease any questions you may have or concerns there right there with you, walking you through. Then when you're taken in the back the staff is also very professional, warm and understanding.
As for their new doctor, Dr. Daniel **, I can't praise him enough. Removed a tooth I was in pain with. I didn't feel even once the needle to numb my mouth. Extremely professional and easy to talk with on your situation. Trust me if you have any concerns at all don't worry they're all there working with you. 10 stars at the best. They're definitely a 10 star practice.
LAKELAND, FLORIDA -- My wife recently went and was told by the Dentist they could provide a better product than the set she already had. My wife was really excited, since her original set never fit well, and began the process of getting her new dentures. After the work was done and she had went home, she discovered that the fit of her new plate the wire which was still a little loose, so she returned to see the Dentist. The Dentist did some adjusting and in the process broke the wire which holds the plate in place causing a piece of the wire to protrude out from the plate and stick into her upper lip. When she called to get this corrected she was told "no problem" but she would have to pay an additional fee.
This place is a shame. I guess greed and corruption have finally set into the medical profession in that doctors care more about money than their patients' well-being. They broke the product and now refuse to fix their mistake without getting an additional fee. I know this review probably doesn't mean much, but if you are considering using this place, DON'T. The old adage "You get what you pay for" truly applies. Don't be lured by their low prices and fast service because that's what you will get, a cheap product provided by an organization that is driven by dollars instead of patient care. Good Luck!
FRANKLIN, INDIANA -- Ok so today I went in to Affordable Dentures in Franklin, Indiana. I love my new smile and the staff was great. Although they are a little hard to get use to - having more teeth - they look wonderful and fit great. I am only 45 yrs. old and I can honestly say they have made me look younger since my old dentures teeth seemed small and were definitely wore down.
The staff was wonderful and worked with me. They looked so great I smile a lot more. Definitely worth the money although I got the premium ones for 1175, I think the middle grade ones with wax try-ins would of been just as good. Also my dad got his the same day and he loves his as well. Definitely go here... You get to see them in a wax mold first. Thank you Affordable Dentures, I love my new teeth.
WILSONVILLE, OREGON -- I have been a client of Affordable Dentures in Wilsonville, Oregon since March of 2015. I initially went to Affordable Dentures for a reline of my upper dentures, which had been made somewhere else. The dentist and staff was very friendly and listened to my issues. They relined my upper dentures for a very nominal fee and replaced an o ring in my lower implant denture (free of charge). I was told that my upper and lower dentures did not line up properly and that I may have trouble with o rings or housings.
Since that initial visit, I have lost o rings and a housing came out of the lower denture. The office made a new set of dentures in one day. I cannot praise the office dentist and staff enough. They went well above the normal. The dentures look good and I can chew better than I have in years. I would rate them as 10 out of 10 across the board. WELL DONE!!!!!
ATLANTA, GEORGIA -- I went in to the office, picked the premium package @ $1980 for a upper plate with adjustments and reline as necessary for 1 year. I paid in full, they extracted 6 teeth, placed the denture, gave me instructions then rushed me out the door. The denture is the most miserable, horrible denture I have ever had to deal with. It is too big, it falls out, it gags me when trying to put it in. It feels like it is cutting into my nose every time I try to chew or bite.
I call for an appointment to fix it - they are only open Monday - Friday 9AM to 3PM and are 3 weeks out on appointments. I finally got in after 2 months only to have them make an adjustment that did not fix the problem and was told my jaw was shrinking more than they thought it should. Eight months later I've finally managed to get an appointment that works with my schedule. Called to confirm the appointment and was told my appointment was not for another week and they couldn't do anything until then. I explained what date I was told to come in and I wasn't happy with denture or their customer service and was told "we'll tell the doctor in a week."
I don't know what else to do but go back because I can't keep spending nearly $2000 and the time to find a dentist who can actually make a denture and care about the quality of their work or their patients. People beware. Affordable Dentures are not affordable nor do they care about patients. They get your money and are done with you!! They have no clue how to make a denture that actually fits.
ALBURQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO -- Went there to get dentures because they make it sound so pretty over the phone. Drove 260 miles with the understanding that the dentures would be ready the same day. Dentist advised me to get upper with metal plate. I agreed because he said it would only take ten days to have them ready. After not hearing from them 14 days later, I called to ask how much longer. Woman who answered phone replied very rudely that they will be ready when they're ready.
After two more weeks of waiting, they finally called to make appointment. Was told to be there at 11 am for fitting and they would have them ready by 3 pm. Rented car to drive up there thinking that was going to be the case. Fitting went o.k. was told to return at 3 pm for final product. Took almost 2 hours to be called in. When the dentures were put in my mouth, one side of upper and lower touched but other side didn't. Was told they had to redo bottom plate. Since I live 260 miles away, I could not afford another trip up there, so I demanded a refund.
The people that work in this place really need to take customer service classes so they can learn how to show a little more respect to the customers. They make you feel like they are doing you a favor. They offer cheap dentures, but BEWARE because you get what you pay for.