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I'll Fitting Dentures - Twice
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MYRTLE BEACH, SOUTH CAROLINA -- Let me start by saying a extreme lack of money brought me here to start with. I had to have a new set of dentures since the temps. no longer fit. I didn't have $2000 more for new ones. After checking around in Oct.07 I went to Affordable Dentures so excited about getting new dentures (my first set was made in March after extractions). The teeth they made that day looked beautiful but they didn't fit that way. From the start the upper dentures were nothing but problems. There was a gap under the top that let air and saliva in. I had such a difficult time because saliva and the adhesive continuously poured down over my top teeth. The times I went back I kept trying to explain but they are REAL short on patience if you have any kind of problem. They kept taking more off of them (it just seemed to me they needed something added to fill the gap).

After several months of frustration I went and had them relined. This made it even worse. The upper or lower would not work together. In utter misery, I did not have the money to go buy more somewhere else, I sent a letter to the main office. They gave me a call and said to go back to the Myrtle Beach office. I did but the first thing thing he let me know is this was All he was going to do for me. They first attempted to add something to the original denture, them came back in and told me they WOULD have to be remade. When they came in with the new try-ins the teeth looked horrible they were much longer than the original ones and also are not even (they line up slightly sideways).

By that point, #1 my MAIN concern was that they fit comfortably and #2 they had me so upset I was scared to complain about anything. This I know is my fault, I should have made them do something, but when you are in a situation where you know the people do NOT want you there it affects your feelings. When they brought in the finished product it was so thick and would NOT seat in my mouth but never less they said they were fine and I shouldn't be needing to come back. Well I haven't. I have worked on them myself with a Dremel tool at least trying to make them tolerable to wear. They are better now than when they sent me away with them but the EXACT same problem is with these. They will not suction and air, saliva and adhesive constantly run over the tops. When I close my mouth or try to swallow I have difficulty.

I finally figured out with my mouth shut my tongue is bound, there is no room for any movement. I have NO idea what to do, I CANNOT afford new dentures, even from the dollar store! I would NOT recommend going to the Myrtle Beach office if you need dentures to wear ALL THE TIME. You don't realize how drastically it affects the quality of your life. You can't go anywhere without teeth and go very little when the teeth you do have are so unbearably uncomfortable. I only go out when my little boy absolutely needs me to go somewhere. PLEASE SPEND WHAT MONEY YOU HAVE WISELY. The quality and the attitude of this business is in definite need of help. If one person reads this and it helps them to go somewhere else, then God Bless!!!
I JUST WANTED TO ADD A NOTE: THE ONLY REASON I WENT TO A.D. TO START WITH IS LACK OF MONEY. MY ILLNESS THAT COST ME MY TEETH TO START WITH AND I STILL HAVE HAS TAKEN ALL WE HAD SAVED OR COULD SCRAPE UP. YES, NOW I AM PAYING FOR IT IN SPADES! BELIEVE ME IF I HAD THE MONEY I WOULD HAVE A NEW SET TOMORROW.
     
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Absolutely Wonderful!
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Rating: 5/51
MADISON, ALABAMA -- After reading the price list for the dental work I needed done I chose affordable denture of Madison Alabama. The night before I went I stayed up freaking out (as I HATE needles) and was researching the company and the procedures praying they would knock me out lol. It didn't happen. Upon searching for hope, I stumbled upon the reviews. It almost made me change my mind. There are so many unhappy customers and most of it is customer service issues... I was honestly scared. But knowing I had to do this I sucked it up and prayed for the best. When I got there at 0730 they saw me quickly, were very respectful, did a full mouth X-ray for the price advertised ($90) and did my impressions.

I left about 10 am because they told me to return at 1:30 for the procedure and my temporary denture would be done. They also stressed the importance of eating a great lunch because it would be harder later. I did as I was told and returned at 1:30. She brought me right back and checked my blood pressure. She knew I was nervous (the nurse) and told me to go outside and smoke to calm down and to come back. So I did and it helped.

Once in the room Dr. Bryant told me everything she was going to do and what she was doing as she did it. She was fast but thorough. She kept praising me for how good I was doing (I was screaming because they have to shoot Novocaine in the roof of your mouth and it hurts) and once finished she left me there to relax and to completely numb. Then she tested every tooth before she started. She finished about 30 minutes later after pulling 9 teeth, rinsing, and stitching up 8 as well as packing them to keep me from getting dry sockets and added one to a recently pulled tooth (not her work) she prescribed me pain meds and told me to return the next day at 10 am. I did, and the nurse asked if my night was ok and and asked about any problem areas of the denture. I showed her and she sanded it down for me and now they are comfortable even though I had the procedure yesterday.

I love this place and I will return with all my business from now on. I had budgeted $2000 which is what I figured up after researching their advertised prices including extractions. I paid $1900! I love this place and all that work there. Thank you so much!!!
     
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Tooth Extraction
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Rating: 1/51
FRANKLIN, INDIANA -- This is the worst place ever!! I had a really painful broken tooth that had to come out and quick. I don't have dental insurance and thought it would be easy to go in get a tooth out and go. I was in pain so I was desperate, remember you get what you pay for. I had a appointment at 9am. They had every reason why I still wasn't seen until 11:30, I stayed because I was in pain. I finally go back and they say that no one wrote down I needed a tooth taken out that I was there for a consultation, what??? So they couldn't take it out till after their lunch hour now and had to come back at 2:30, I'm in pain begging for something and there was nothing they could do until after their lunch. I went out to my car and waited, went back in a 2pm and waited until 4 when they finally card me back. I have never been treated worse in my life. They complained I wanted gas and I had to pay an extra $75 to get gas, they put it on and wouldn't give it 3 minutes before they were giving me shots that were painful on a already painful tooth. They were bad that I was complaining about the pain and told me if I didn't like the way they did things I could leave. I sat there thinking please just take it out. They turned the gas up all the way so I got sick because I wasn't getting numb fast enough for them and yanked and pulled on my tooth. I was crying saying please stop because it hurt so bad. They pulled the mask off and literally shoved me out the door.

Bad tooth and all, they were mad I got sick and wouldn't take my tooth out. I was fine with that at that point but they threw me out still too high on gas and I couldn't even get my keys out of my purse. I sat in my car for at least 20 minutes before I could drive. I could've died if I drove home. This place is a sad excuse of a dentist. Save your money.
     
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Very Satisfied
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Rating: 5/51
CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA -- I had been dealing with my bad, decaying teeth for almost three years. I was always in pain and even though I am only 40, neglect for the past ten years, forced me to consider other options, as I am a single mother of two boys and spending 50,000 dollars on my teeth was just not happening. I went Affordable Dentures, after doing some research as to the procedure. The entire staff was very polite, caring and pleasant. The dentist that removed all of my 14 teeth, had an excellent bedside manor and put me at ease immediately. I figured I would spend three hours having my teeth extracted, but he had ALL of them pulled in less than TEN MINUTES!!!

After receiving my dentures, I FINALLY had my beautiful smile back, and have absolutely no regrets. Best 2,500.00 I ever spent!
     
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Paid for Ultra and Received Junk
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Rating: 1/51
TULSA, OKLAHOMA -- First of all you are rushed in and out like cattle with little input since the staff thinks everything is fine even though you try to tell them different. I was [shown] the Ultra set that was of considerably better quality than all the other options. So I chose to pay the extra cost for That quality. When I received my dentures they were NOTHING like the sample I had been shown! They are cheap junk! When I asked about the quality and what I had paid for I was told I got the Ultra, so I asked to see the samples again and was shown ONLY the lower quality sets. They belittle you and act as if you should take what you're given and move along while they take your money. They are a complete RIP OFF!
     
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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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Rating: 1/51
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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Poor Fitting Teeth
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Rating: 1/51
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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Worst Teeth Ever
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MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN -- I went to the office in Oregon. I have been wearing dentures for 45 years so I know when the fit isn't right. They would not listen to me, the patient and these teeth were like wearing razor blades. The dentist was rude. I got my money refunded and ran out of that office. Pain doesn't begin to describe it. However, I decided to fly to Georgia to visit with my sister and go to the Macon, GA office for some dentures. The people were polite, friendly, and knew what they were doing. The upper denture fit the very day I left the office and the bottom denture is coming along. The difference is like day and night. Thank goodness to find a place to make a good set of dentures. In my view, the Oregon office should be closed.
     
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