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. **, 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. **'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.
SOUTH HILL, VIRGINIA -- I just wanted to write a review on my recent experience at the affordable denture office in South Hill Virginia. I am a 49 year old man and for one reason or the other I have always had trouble with my teeth, and I have seen many different dentist in my life. I have had teeth pulled in Chester Va., Richmond Va. Petersburg Va. and even in New Mexico. It is a long story but I have never been able to afford to get the work done that I needed done. And if you are in a similar point in your life I would HIGHLY recommend the office located in South Hill Virginia.
I ended up going there because the office in Chester Va. did not take "care credit" and I'm so glad they didn't. I don't have that much experience with the Chester office only when I called the lady that answered the phone was short with me and told me that they don't take the Care Credit card, which I applied for and was easily approved for for three thousand dollars so that is the way I wanted to pay for my dentures that I knew I needed. I first went to a very reputable dentist in Midlothian Va. They pulled three teeth and it was very expensive, they were good people but way overpriced and pushy.
Anyhow I said all that to say this, when I called the Affordable denture office in South Hill the Receptionist was so nice just on the phone. She told me about how they do things there. It is not like a "typical" practice. Anyway I asked her about cost and if they accepted my credit card. She told me every thing I wanted to know and the hours and what time I needed to be there and the office is a hour drive for me but well worth every mile. I drove there and back! Patience is the key. If you are like me and have been suffering for years one whole day won't be that bad.
So I get called back there and I don't know what to expect really I mean I've never had all my teeth pulled or had dentures or anything but the Dental Hygienist got me in the x ray machine and made me feel very relaxed and comfortable. After that I had to get upper and lower impressions of my mouth so the upper dentures I was getting would line up, again very friendly staff. And then I met The Dentist at the South Hill office Dr. ** the best dentist I have ever been to, and I have seen a lot, (unfortunately) anyway he assured me I would be fine and everything would go good.
Well after that he prescribed me my medicine and they told me to return at 1:30. It was only about ten or so. Like I said patience... so I went to the nearby Walmart and two of the three medications I was given were only 4 bucks each. Total for all meds 15 bucks granted it may be different for you but I can't imagine by much.
So I go back at 1:30 and did not get called back until 4:00. But finally after all those years I had been waiting it was the big moment. And I a 49 year old man don't mind telling you I was scared to say the least, but again the Doctor and his Assistant were very reassuring. And he shot me full of novocaine and waited a few minutes and came back and gave me a little more. And the only pain I felt at all was the needle behind the teeth when he put it in the front. To my amazement very very little pain. Well I didn't keep my eyes open because I was scared.
But people let me tell you what I had to get 11 teeth pulled and it really seemed like by the time they had laid me back, they were setting me up I mean I was and am very impressed with Dr **. I do not write reviews but I had to for this Dr. and my temporary dentures were in and they took the time to get it right and wow I look good! lol But I really do, the dentures have made me smile again. They are awesome.
Thank everyone there at Affordable dentures South Hill Va. office. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions for me but the best thing to do is call them. It is a very sad day when you realize you have messed up and neglected your natural teeth but I'm telling you Dr. ** is THE best dentist ever bar none.
FT MYERS, FLORIDA -- I went in for a consultation. The reception, nurse and dentist were all very pleasant, but when the other dentist came in, I assumed he was the boss. He was very unhappy with the fact that I didn't want him to pull all of my teeth and give me upper and lower dentures at the cost of $4000.00. He proceeded to yell at me and tell me, "Oh, ok you are the dentist. I see what you want. You want happy teeth." His temper tantrum went on for about 15 minutes. All the while, there were patients in the other rooms and a waiting room full of patients.
This guy is a miserable, excuse for a human being. I would pull my own teeth out with a rusty pair of pliers before I ever allow him to touch me. I will be sure to tell anyone in need of dental care to steer clear of Affordable Dentures on Cleveland Ave. in Fort Myers, Florida!
CARTERSVILLE, GEORGIA -- It took over 2 months to get my partial and it still does not fit. I had to have two extractions and they didn't bother to tell me that after my gums shrunk, I would have to have the partial redone at an additional cost. When I was consulting I specifically asked if I should have the extractions done first and was told that they could be adjusted. I was told it would take two weeks to get them back.
The first set, they had failed to tell the lab about the extractions and so it was another two-three weeks to get the second set done. That was just the metal base which fit the second time but after the teeth were put in, it no longer fits. The staff is rude and could care less if you're satisfied since they already have your money. Be prepared to wait an hour to an hour and a half even if you have an appointment.
If you're considering this place, save your money and go to a real dentist. After you pay all their individual charges, you'd come out cheaper. Partials - $950; X-ray - $80; Extractions - 1 @ $90, 1 @ $140; Realign - $170. Total for one partial - $1630. And that doesn't include the 3 extra trips due to their error.
MADISON, ALABAMA -- I'm so sorry for everyone who has had a bad experience at Affordable Dentures. My son's experience was good. Nice caring people. Went out of their way to fix any problem. Extractions went OK. He's getting his permanent set soon. But we recommended this place to a friend and he says his experience was bad. But he has a major tooth and gum disease so maybe that was part of it. He had to go to another dentist to get pieces of teeth out that were stuck in the gums. I don't know if he gave Affordable Dentures the chance to fix them. But my son's experience in Madison AL was good.
ZANESVILLE, OHIO -- In January of 2007 I went to affordable dentures in Zanesville, Ohio to have my teeth extracted and get my first set of dentures. I paid for the best package and what I got was a nightmare. I was told they can only extract half your teeth at one time, which is not true. Many places do them all at once, I found out later, but here's what happened.
They extracted my top teeth and sent me home with a prescription of pain medication that I was allergic to, even though I informed them repeatedly about this beforehand. When I tried to contact them in severe pain that Friday as soon as I got home, they didn't get back to me until Monday.
I was scheduled to get my top teeth done on Monday. They called me in the correct pain meds and then rescheduled me for Wednesday due to the 2 inches of snow they got, they were closing. Wednesday they called me and rescheduled me for Friday stating they were playing catch-up due to being closed Monday and Tuesday from the 2 inches of snow. Friday they finally seen me, but due to the medication in my system, 4 of my front bottom teeth wouldn't numb. I insisted he wait and let me stop the meds for a few days and let me return, so they could be numbed.
The dentist told me no, he couldn't stop now! So he pulled 3 teeth that were not numb while I screamed and cried and fought him and then cut the last one out that was also not numb! When I walked out the door, I had blood all over my face, I was shaking in shock, crying and collapsed into my son's arms, who had to physically carry me to the car. The doctor was insane, the women working there were witches and the whole atmosphere was a terrible environment.
I had to go back to that horrible place for my fittings as the swelling went down and these people were awful. They violently force the dentures into your mouth, even an 80 year old man and a woman in her 70's in other rooms moaned and cried while only getting replacement dentures! These people are heartless and cruel! I recently received a notice that they have a new dentist there now. No doubt the old one lost his license, I hope! Beware, the same evil women probably still work there!
I should have sued, but instead I settled for my money back and was given it from their corporate office happily after my story! Beware please, you will wait, wait and wait some more, they will bump you and bump you so they can make room for new patient money, they will treat you very brutally and leave you wondering how they're still in business. Don't go there unless you want a cheap fix and can endure the pain and abuse from these people and end up with dentures that are terrible and plan ongoing back 50 times until you give up. They don't know what they're doing!
I feel bad for the new dentist - he's in for a surprise with that staff!! He'd do well to fire mostly all of them and hire new people!!!
CHATTANOOGA, TENNESSEE -- I ordered the custom dentures from the company. The day they gave them to me I informed them the dentures did not fit. They told me it was fine and come back in 2 weeks and they would do a remake if needed, and adjust it otherwise. I used my old dentures for the 2 weeks and when I returned they told me they would only fix any sore spots I may have and replied 'I dunno what to tell you' when I said they didn't fit. Then a man came in and said the new teeth were same as the old and I said 'no look there man, it's the gum that's too high'.
The man then turned and bent over about 12 inches from my face and shouted 'DON'T CALL ME MAN! YOU CAN CALL ME SIR WITH RESPECT'. I could smell alcohol on his breath and was very nervous about his aggression because he was a very tall large man. I said 'man is just an expression, I didn't mean it with disrespect, just trying to show you the problem area on the denture'.
The man then continued shouting and said 'Get up and get out of here! GET OUT! HIT THE BRICKS BUDDY!' I was afraid to say anything else because he was red in the face and obviously drinking so I got up and left. As I left I noticed there were at least 2 other customers in the cubicles beside mine who heard the exchange. Also my fiance was there with me. At the front we asked them to put in writing that they were refusing to make the adjustment and the receptionist stated 'I ain't giving you nothing in writing, bye'.
There were about 12 customers in the lobby who heard this exchange as well. I have never been treated this way in my life and I cannot remember being that afraid for my safety. He frightened me so much that after I left when I realized he still had the teeth the company made that did not fit, I was afraid to go back so I just called and asked. I was placed on hold then the line went dead.
I will tell you that after having thought about this overnight I am getting very upset. I paid for custom dentures that would fit, and I was given something that I cannot wear at all. I want custom dentures that fit... I paid for it. I do not want any drama about it, I did not pay for drama and intimidation. The part that unsettles me most about all of this is that I am 26 yrs old but I noticed many of your customers are senior citizens and I should really hope and pray that this office is not treating them the same way they treated (attacked) me if they try to get them to stand behind their quality promises.
I have looked online and found quite a few testimonials from consumers that are almost the same as mine. Very unsettling. I am hereby demanding in writing that Affordable Dentures refund my money because they not only didn't provide dentures that fit, but they kept them when I tried to get them to make them fit. I will cc my attorney on this email in case Affordable Dentures decides to outright scam me.
WACO, TEXAS -- Despite the fact that I have very good dental insurance, I have not been able to afford the extractions and upper dentures I desperately needed. Every time I thought I had saved enough, I would receive another estimate from a dentist with designer office furniture and gorgeous wallpaper and carpet that was several thousand dollars beyond my budget as a public school teacher. Finally, I discovered Affordable Dentures and their out-of-the-box philosophy. There are no bells and whistles. They simply do what needs to be done for a reasonable price.
The office is very clean and pretty, but not "designer" quality. The people are very polite and nice. Do you have to wait? Yes. One way the practice saves money is by not scheduling appointments. I made it a point to show up well before the office opened. I was one of the first to sign in. I was seen about an hour later. They immediately took a panoramic x-ray, and I was examined. My options were then discussed. I had done my research, so I knew that I wanted 9 extractions and an upper denture. I chose the non IV conscious sedation.
When the plan had been decided upon, I was given two prescriptions to have filled at my pharmacy. One for pain and one for antibiotics. I was told to return at 1 pm, so I went out to lunch. When I returned, I was given a Valium-type pill and the receptionist and my ride kept an eye on me in the waiting room.
About an hour later I was given an additional amount and thirty minutes later, a little more. I was feeling comfortable, but I didn't really feel drugged at all. Just calm. At 3:20 or so, I was taken back, and I have no real memory of the procedure. The next thing I know, I am being wheeled out of the office by my ride and going home. I had the upper denture in and careful and complete instructions about how to care for myself and my dentures.
The dentist (Dr. **) even called me a couple of days later to check on my progress. It was a good experience overall, and I am very pleased. They did not file my insurance. I paid it all upfront, and I am filing my own paperwork. They provided the paperwork I needed to do that.
The denture I purchased was the economy package. This is the least expensive option. I was given a temporary denture that looks very much like some permanent ones I have seen, and I will receive my permanent one in about six months when my gums have healed. Yes, there will be follow up visits, but I did have it all done in one day. I had my first adjustment and the woman who did the adjustments was very nice and she did a great job. If you do your research and know what to expect, you will be very pleased. Affordable Dentures in Waco, TX provides a safe and affordable alternative if you need dental care and struggle to afford it.
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, then 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.
NASHVILLE, SOUTH DAKOTA -- Horrible, horrible place. Affordable Dentures provided me with the worst service I have ever experienced with any “professional” medical office. Rude, hostile, uninformed staff, high pressure sales techniques and “Bait and Switch” tactics, provided a dental experience reminiscent of “Little Shop of Horrors.” I would not recommend this sham of a dental practice to my worst enemy.