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I Love My New Dentures!
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Rating: 5/51
SUFFOLK, VIRGINIA -- I've read several reviews and finally did decide that I had to try this place no matter what. I didn't have enough money for dentures which would cost me thousands of dollars...this was my only chance, and it was only 40 minutes from where I live...

I spent a full day there... from 7AM until 4PM. They took me right away at 7AM. They took a quick impression of the broken denture with the missing glued teeth that I had then. They said this was to see how I wore them and how they fit. They gave them right back since I would be eating lunch during the day. They also took an impression of my mouth... I do dislike that part because it feels like you're going to choke, but no choice. I needed new dentures. By now my old ones almost 25 years old were missing a few teeth. They looked horrible due to the glue I had used over and over again. I had dentures at a very young age.

I chose the dentures that I could try on and be a little picky with. This is the middle price. I paid $470.00 for a full top set. This was called the 'Custom' set. If you choose the least expensive for under $300.00, you will get the same ones, but and I do say but... you can't try them on and send them right back to adjust to your liking. You get them the first time you try them on and you can't have them redone.

My teeth were too long. I looked a little bucky. LOL Since I had the Custom set I was able to send them back and have them redone. They gave them to me in a soft coating so that they could be redone to my liking... Custom :-) Well worth it.

I had to return to the office two more times. There was a snag on the left side that irritated my gums. They filed it down in seconds. The second time I visited, it was the same thing. They finally got it right and the irritation was gone. This can happen with dentures costing thousands of dollars. Our mouths are very sensitive, and it's the individual who can decide how they feel.

I love my new dentures. They allow you to return for 60 days afterwards to file or adjust whatever needs to be done. They are very nice to their patients and I was made to feel very comfortable.

I don't need denture powder, and I can smile with confidence. I feel really good about my decision.

The office is always very crowded, but they do honor all appointments that are made and met on time. You have to arrive before 8AM in order to get your dentures the same day.

I have no complaints. This was a great office, and a great outcome for me :-)
     
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What You Save in Money, You Lose in Quality, Courtesy and Dignity
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Rating: 1/51
TYLER, TEXAS -- My friend went to Affordable Dentures in Tyler TX because he couldn't afford to go to a dentist. The last dentist he went to, Dr.[snip], of Tyler charged him $6,000 to pull 5 teeth and make uppers for him. Less than a year later, the plate split in half and Dr. [snip]'s office to do another one for full price, and would not stand behind his product. So we went to Affordable Dentures. It is over 100 miles round trip and takes the day, not something an 87 year old man does easily. Doing everything in one day was important to him. No extractions, just a new plate. We have now spent 6 entire days going there, not to mention the cost of gas and the last two trips were because the teeth keep falling out of the denture.

When we go to get a single tooth glued in, we still have to wait the entire day!!!

When I complained about all of the above, the receptionist told me to shut up.

They are so accustomed to dealing with meek senior citizens who feel that they have no other choice, they feel entitled to treat them abusively. Maybe they are preparing them for nursing home abuse????

A verbal beating is a beating all the same.
     
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Worst Affordable Dentures EVER
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Rating: 1/51
ASHEVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA -- I was there last spring (2012).
1) I have very easy gag reflex. There is a spray product to reduce the gag reflex while having dental work done. 'Dental' personnel angry that I insisted on this spray, as though it was too much work and I was a hypochondriac. I insisted on the spray.
2) 'Dental' personnel saw something of interest in my mouth and loudly call to other 'dental' personnel to come look! No explanation to me what the problem was.
3) Brought in the dentures which had a painful burr on the inside. As she literally jammed the dentures into my gums, it almost brought tears to my eyes. I could not get her attention to stop pressing, I touched her arm to get her to stop. She yelled...and I do mean yell as though I was trying to strangle her, "Don't touch my arm". I said listen, I won't touch your arm if you quit ramming that into my gums. I will raise one finger and when I do you will stop pressing.
4) After many times of trying to sand the burr off, the dentures cracked. Of course, she didn't tell me that had happened. Within a week the crack had discolored and was obvious. I live 2 hours drive away, so I couldn't go back right away. Within another 2 weeks the denture crumbled into many pieces. Luckily I still had my old ones.
5) No! I will never go back to the Asheville office. I've used Affordable Dentures in another part of the country. I was treated with respect, care and could not have praised them enough. Tomorrow, I try a new Affordable Denture, also 2 hours away. Crossing my fingers that it will not be anything like Asheville.
6) Run away from this branch of Affordable Dentures.
     
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Don't Go To This Office!
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Rating: 1/51
ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO -- I agree, I made the mistake of going to their office in Albuquere, NM. I went to them about 3 months ago. Got convinced to get their ultimate Denture package. I could never find anyone in the office to explain the timeline of what exactly was going to happen and what to expect during and after the tooth extractions, I arrived 1 week later to have 24 teeth extracted, none of the receptionists in the office knew what I was there for! Oh buy the way, I had to pay for everything up front before anything would be done, the day I went in for my consultation, had x-rays done, was not told there was a charge for that, then I went to check out and they demanded $80.00 for the x-rays!

After the procedure I really was not in two much pain, I had an appointment 3 weeks later for a soft reline, everything still OK, when I checked out that day I was told to call in 3 weeks to make another appointment for another soft reline. I called 3 weeks later on a Monday to make an appointment, was told they are closed that Friday” good Friday”, I said OK what about earlier in the week, told sorry their booked, so I had an appointment the following Thursday 10:00 AM, by then my lower dentures were really starting to hurt, could not wear them since the day before. I could not eat solid food without my lowers in. So I took time off work to go to my appointment. Arrived at 9:45, sat there in a crowded waiting room for 1 hour and 45 minutes, was never seen, when I asked the receptionist about it she acted like how dare me ask her anything!! Told her I had to leave to go back to work, I need another appointment, she got all pissy and said come in tomorrow at 10:00. Next day have to take more time off work, arrive at dentist office at 9:45 again, waited till 11:30, every time I asked about me, I got nothing but attitude, so I told that receptionist I had to go back to work, I need another appointment, she tells me Monday at 11:00 AM. Now keep in mind that all this was already paid for upfront, have not been able to eat solid food until I get this procedure done.

So now I’m waiting through the weekend to go back on Monday, hope they can do it then.
I really don’t think they care about any of the patients! They already have been paid in full!

I wish I would have never gone there! Don’t even think of going to that office!
     
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ASHEVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA -- This was absolutely the worst you 100 dollars that I've ever dropped in my life. The absolutely most rude of personnel I've ever dealt within my life! And God forbid do not interrupt their lunch hour. Oh it was going to be so wonderful, according to them. Then, after you figure out that the crap they put in your mouth, is exactly that, crap! now it's time to make you feel stupid for not spending the extra 1000 dollars to begin with, HM I'm professional, and I absolutely would advise if anyone can never step foot through that door in North Carolina then they will be better off!
     
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At Your Service on 2012-12-20:
It's true that sometimes taking the less expensive road is not the best value. Cheap can mean short term and something less than what one's expectations may be.

$100 for dentures seem extremely cheap even to me.
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Poor Fitting Teeth
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LAKELAND, FLORIDA -- I first purchased dentures from Affordable Dentures in 2008. I had to make so many trips and had so many problems that when I finally got my lower denture, I did not go back.

Later, I broke my lower denture, and had to get it repaired for $75.00.

Several months later while brushing lower denture it broke. I decided to get a full set of new dentures and an economy set for spare. I went back to Affordable Dentures because of their prices.

Remember, you get what you pay for.

I went in, got impression, waited several hours, went back and dentures weren't ready, they were short of help. I had to come back next day, although same day service is their advertisement.

Next day I drove 20 miles to get fitted. After tech worked with crooked teeth and other problems on impression, I again had to wait several hours. When I returned I wasn't happy, but I took teeth because I didn't want to be without teeth and didn't want to travel back to Lakeland.

However, I still had to return for the economy set. At that time I explained my unhappiness and Dr.[snip] told me that they didn't understand what I was saying. My upper was too high, which was trimmed and my lower just sat on my gums. I do have bone loss, but I had no fit at all and he said I had to use adhesives. I have to use adhesives many times a day, no matter what brand I use.

My economy set were like Horse Teeth. Dr.[snip], threw them in a bin after tech told him how bad they looked.

He told me he would keep the dentures, but I felt I did not want to walk around without teeth so I took them. That was a mistake!!!!!!!!!
They do not fit and I am now paying 600 plus dollars @ 14% interest.

I wrote Affordable dentures about poor fit and was given no recourse.

If you want bad fitting or ill fitting dentures and a less than caring doctor, go to Affordable Dentures in Lakeland, Florida. You will not be disappointed. I am now having to get more dentures made.

Beware and Be Aware.......................
     
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Alain on 2012-05-28:
You may wish to contact the Florida Board of Dentistry for assistance with this problem: http://www.doh.state.fl.us/mqa/dentistry/dn_consumer.html
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Bad Dentures and Questionable Proper Extractions
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CARTERSVILLE, GEORGIA -- On Jan. 14, 2012, I went Affordable Dentures in Cartersville, Ga to have tooth extractions as well a root tip extractions (where teeth had broken off at the gumline). I was on a morphine pump for back pain for over 10 yrs which destroyed my teeth. When all was extracted, there was no stitching of the extracted areas, as I was expecting. A temporary upper plate was immediately put in and was so bad, that a second one had to be made. I have gone in several times for adjustments to no avail.

I cannot imagine anything more uncomfortable being in my mouth. They may as well have put in a ball of plastic which probably would be more comfortable. 4 months later, I am still gagging and cannot chew. It looks like I will be on a soft diet forever at this point. I tolerate them each day as long as I can, but by about 4:00 pm, they have to come out. It's awful, and I am supposed to have the premium package. Don't think so! I know many, many people with upper plates and have had no problems at all. My Father had them for years and never had a problem. But compared to his, these things I have in my mouth are the thickest ones I have ever seen. I went here because I have no dental insurance and am on disability. I went to other dentists and was quoted prices of $7,000-$10,000 which I could not do. I thought that if I went with their premium package, things would be much better. What a surprise! It's bad, bad, bad!
     
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trmn8r on 2012-05-23:
I feel for your situation. Without knowing more, I am left feeling like this is a matter of economics, but I am not sure. Good luck in finding a solution to your problem.
Amy on 2012-05-23:
Doesn't sound like this place knows what they are doing. If you are not able to get them to fix the problems satisfactorily you might want to try Dixieland Dental in Midland City just outside of Dothan Al. They are economical much more so than regular dentists where I live. My husband had several extractions done there and a full upper denture plate. From his experiences so far I would say they have good dentists that know what they are doing and his denture fits well and feels good.
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Very Happy
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COLUMBUS, OHIO -- I went to Affordable Dentures and was skeptical after reading a few reviews. I had already had a bad experience at Aspen Dental a week prior. Aspen dental was a huge rip off. I had lost a crown on a front tooth and needed a partial denture because that it broke off at the gum. I also had two upper molars that were broken off and had been told tht they would need to be I have been to many dentists over the years and I must say thatremoved surgically. Iris J. Watkins the Dentist at Affordable Dentures was the best experience I have ever had, She made me feel at ease and was professional. I had three teeth removed and a partial upper denture the same day. The staff was very good and Sherry at the front desk was informative. I was very happy with my end results and would recommend them to all.
     
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Driver on 2012-09-11:
You must work there. These people are RUDE. I sat in the waiting room and saw most people disrespected except guys got the Dr. Giggling like a school girl - very unprofessional. . Every worker seemed to really hate their job and took it out in their attitude with us. And their comments to each other about patients. So sad they cannot be nice. I wish it was like you said.
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Cheap dentures/uncaring staff!!
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SPRING HILL, FLORIDA -- I went to affordable dentures to get my top plate and bought the premium package and have gone through hell ever since! I understood that I was to pick the kind of teeth and color that I wanted only to have my choices picked for me and when I told the dentist that I was not happy with the size of the teeth he told me that they would be much smaller once they were set in the plate and how great they looked on me, well they are horrible and look like horse teeth and it took all I had to get the money to get these and I can't even wear them. I went back twice before the sixty days were up to see the dentist and got the assistant or receptionist, who ever she was, she does not know how to do teeth! I will have to start saving again for another set and look around for another dentist because I can't wear these and I think its a shame that so called professionals take advantage of the poor that can't afford to go to a decent dentist. Don't waste your time or your money on these people, pay the extra cause it will be worth it!
     
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Alain on 2011-06-08:
You can report your complaint about this franchise location to Dr. Richard A. Day (Affordable Denture's owner at 4300 S. Padre Island Dr., Corpus Christi, TX 78411) by calling either 361-800-8161 or 800-336-8873.
Mary Went on 2011-08-04:
I had upper and lower partials I went to affordable Dentures and had full upper and lower dentures made. BAD EXPERIENCE, I was trying to save money.
the staff was unfriendly, unprofessional and rude. I have had so much trouble and they don't care. You pay them at the time of your impressions. Once you get the dentures your problems start. Don't use them
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Wonderful Experience
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SALISBURY, MARYLAND -- Several years ago I purchased a full set of the medium grade dentures from Affordable Dentures in Salisbury, MD. I would like to say that the Dentist, the assistant and all those involved gave me excellent service. I previously owned a very expensive full set of dentures from a private dentist. They were alright but the service, the quality and the experience I had in Salisbury MD was that of professionalism and excellent care and one that has kept me referring others to this dentist office.

Recently, my brother, who lives in New York told me he needed a new set of dentures and I told him it would be worth coming to Salisbury to make the purchase. He is considering it. I can not speak for the other Affordable Denture locations but I absolutely can and would refer anyone to the office in Salisbury, MD.
     
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