When it comes to dentures, many people are looking for a bargain. We understand. Dentures can be expensive, especially quality dentures that function properly and don’t look fake. You want to save money by finding a less expensive options.
The problem is: cheap dentures aren’t actually less expensive. In fact, they can cost you a lot more than you think. Here’s why.
They May Not Even Fit
What’s the most expensive denture you can buy? One that you pay for and can’t use. That is a complete waste of money. Unfortunately, that’s what many cheap dentures end up being. Consider the case of a salesman from Texas who had his teeth removed by a dentist before getting dentures that he was never able to wear. He had responded to an ad for low-priced dentures, but he ended up spending $5500 out of pocket for dentures he couldn’t use.
This is not an uncommon situation. People spend thousands of dollars for dentures they can’t use, then fight for months to try to get their money back or their dentures fixed. This is a really expensive outcome for supposedly cheap dentures.
They Need to Be Replaced Frequently
There are many reasons why cheap dentures need to be replaced frequently. These dentures are made of inexpensive materials that are not made to stand up to the stresses of biting and chewing. They will wear out quickly.
These dentures are also often poorly fitting, which can accelerate bone loss in the jawbone. They can only be relined so often before they need to be replaced. Other times, the poor fit may lead to fulcruming, which breaks the dentures.
And these cheap dentures are often so uncomfortable that people take them out at every opportunity. This makes them more likely to get lost, broken, stolen, or eaten by dogs.
They Can Raise Your Medical Expenses
The research linking poorly fitting dentures to cancer is still uncertain, but there are many other ways that we know poorly fitting dentures can impact your health.
If your dentures aren’t effective, you’re less likely to eat a healthy, varied diet. If your dentures fit so poorly that you can’t wear them to eat, it’s as bad as not having dentures at all, and your nutrition will suffer for it.
But even if you can wear your dentures while you’re eating, they may not be functional enough to help. Inefficient chewing can lead to digestive difficulties, including serious problems like food impaction.
And, when all is said and done, ineffective dentures are associated with shorter life. Weak bite force has been linked to earlier death.
A Better Value in Dentures
If you are looking for dentures, don’t be lured in by places that advertise cheap dentures. They may sound good up front, but the odds are good that they will actually end up costing you more in the long run.
Instead, invest in quality dentures that will give you the best value. FOY ® Dentures with dental implants are designed for the best fit, the best function, and the best appearance so you can get the most out of your dentures, and the most out of life.
To learn more about the value of quality dentures, please contact a local FOY ® Dentures dentist today.