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Do-it-yourself Dentures Good or Bad Idea?

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Since: Sep 08

Dallas, GA

#1 Apr 24, 2009
There are sites cropping up all over the Internet selling do-it-yourself dentures. For $500.00 they will send you a kit that includes impression plates, clay and basic instructions. Once you make the impressions the kit is sent to a denture assembly line and returned to you within three weeks. I had a terrible experience with one such company located in California but would like to hear from professionals as to why this is a bad idea, how low income clients can receive custom dentures from impressions made by skilled professionals and from customers who have attempted do-it-yourself and whatever problems you've encountered and whether or not you find yourself relying on denture adhesive.
Pamela Burns

Long Island City, NY

#4 Feb 28, 2010
I just had all my uppers puled, and have to wait 6 weeks before I recieve my dentures, due to healing and swelling. How can I find inexpensive temporary set just to go out in public? [email protected]
SLBushway

Dallas, GA

#5 Feb 28, 2010
There's really no such thing as an inexpensive temporary denture - unless an impression is made before your teeth are pulled and a temporary denture is made from that impression so you can get used to wearing dentures and so you feel better about yourself going out. If that didn't happen the best thing to do is wait until the healing is done. Having said that, before I got my final set of dentures I used http://www.myinstadent.com/ just so I could have something. I had to use denture adhesive which is not always a wise thing cause of the traces of zin (just don't swallow it - it's for dentures not eating) but these worked for me for a long time. In fact I still use the bottom piece because I like it better than my real dentures. I am not recommending these as a long-term solution - just a temp. fix.

Since: Mar 10

Coraopolis, PA

#6 Mar 6, 2010
One of the reasons why you may have had a bad experience is because you do not have the experience to take an impression of your mouth. The impression material is a flexible claylike putty that is inserted into the mouth. It is used to make a model of the mouth to begin making dentures. It this substance is not lifted out of the mouth correctly the shape of the material can change slightly resulting in denture that might not fit at all, or a very uncomfortable denture.

Some folks just are not aware that they may be able to get their dentures fixed professionally by mail. While the cost for the mail order dentures may seem reasonable, there are just too many things that can make your experience getting new dentures unpleasant.

Those with broken dentures can get their dentures fixed professionally through the mail at truly affordable costs. Whether it is a denture that split into two, a loose denture tooth, or a lost denture tooth. Most repairs are well under one-hundred dollars of which includes the shipping costs to deliver back to you.

Those who may want a solution to getting their dentures fixed professionally in a day or two may want to visit : http://brokendenturerepair.net/
guitar queen

AOL

#7 Apr 13, 2010
find you a mexican dentis in the us lots are in la ca they can make you a pretty set of dentures for a $100.00 bucks or less out hard are soft skin
have a bless day
Denture Wearer

Rocky Mount, NC

#8 Jul 7, 2010
WOW $500 I just bought a complete set of dentures from Affordable Dentures ( http://www.affordabledentures.com/ ) for less than $400 and they did all the work. They fit perfect, they look great. Only way I ever see trying do it my self is if I could get them done for less than $100. That allows me multiple tries to get it right. But as already mentioned really need practice to get them right. Some things are just best left for the Professionals.
curious

United States

#9 Apr 22, 2011
guitar queen wrote:
find you a mexican dentis in the us lots are in la ca they can make you a pretty set of dentures for a $100.00 bucks or less out hard are soft skin
have a bless day
would would you fimd one of those
curious

Campbellsville, KY

#10 May 18, 2011
SLBushway wrote:
There's really no such thing as an inexpensive temporary denture - unless an impression is made before your teeth are pulled and a temporary denture is made from that impression so you can get used to wearing dentures and so you feel better about yourself going out. If that didn't happen the best thing to do is wait until the healing is done. Having said that, before I got my final set of dentures I used http://www.myinstadent.com/ just so I could have something. I had to use denture adhesive which is not always a wise thing cause of the traces of zin (just don't swallow it - it's for dentures not eating) but these worked for me for a long time. In fact I still use the bottom piece because I like it better than my real dentures. I am not recommending these as a long-term solution - just a temp. fix.
i was wandering how they looked and felt the instadent ones can u tell me as much as possible ty
Harold

Lees Summit, MO

#11 Aug 9, 2011
My little trip to Affordable dentures set me back 3500.00 dollars. but it included full extractions and The Ultra final set. Temps don't fit too well, but Great service..

40 years ago my bought a kit out of the back of Field and Stream for $5.00. They lasted years and fit flawlessly. The Dentist office that did his work was next door to my Dad's Practice. You should have seen the look on his face when he found out about those home made teeth.
Jay

Australia

#12 Oct 16, 2011
Impression taking is the up most important stage towards succesful Dentures. Doing it yourself can only lead to ill fitting Dentures, and possible permanent damage to your T.M.J (temporo mandibular joint), due to incorrect judgement of vertical dimesion record. I would'nt attempt this.
Porter

Columbia, MO

#13 Jan 15, 2012
Experience with Affordable Dentures not good. They did not know how to take good impressions and created a temporary mold with the teeth placed askew. Would not correct for me as they blamed it on my mouth!
Haukland

United States

#14 Apr 12, 2012
I am 70 years old and purchased an upper and lower set of dentures through Denturesonline.com . It is the best dentures I have every had in my life and the cost was easy on my budget. It was very easy doing the impression and I got my wax tryin to make sure the fit was perfect. When I got the final denture I couldn't believe the quality was so good. They have a money back guarantee that I didn't have to take advantage of. Also a 1 year warranty. It worked great for me.
Dentech

Monterey, CA

#15 Apr 12, 2012
Denture Wearer wrote:
WOW $500 I just bought a complete set of dentures from Affordable Dentures ( http://www.affordabledentures.com/ ) for less than $400 and they did all the work. They fit perfect, they look great. Only way I ever see trying do it my self is if I could get them done for less than $100. That allows me multiple tries to get it right. But as already mentioned really need practice to get them right. Some things are just best left for the Professionals.
WOW! thats Great!..... nice spam.

Affordable Dentures are a joke.

Dont listen to this bs.
Lil Joe

Worcester, MA

#16 Apr 13, 2012
I went to Gentle Dental IN Worcester, MA. and I have to say I feel like I got a pretty good deal for the money. All in all it cost me $3800 for removal of ten teeth and a temp upper denture. my only complaint would be the dentures have a slight skew to them, but I seem to be the only person that has noticed.

as for the "build-your-own" denture kits, I think it would be fun to mess around with to try and tweek them and get the exact look and fit your going for. Maybe take it up as a hobbie...lol...

but in all seriousness, pay the $1200 for the temps and know you have a professionally made set, the fit may be weird and not look 100% for what your shooting for, but that will allow you to have the chance to mess with the Build-it-yourself without fear of being without teeth.
sara

United States

#17 Jun 14, 2012
So can anyone tell us where to get these kits now? I don't even have $500 so I am desperate as I have to eat.
Anonymous

Brisbane, Australia

#19 Aug 2, 2012
sara wrote:
So can anyone tell us where to get these kits now? I don't even have $500 so I am desperate as I have to eat.
Put the money towards a proper set of dentures.
Denture makers spend many years learning their trade, it is impossible for you to do at home.
You only get what you pay for.
Greg

Queens Village, NY

#20 Sep 5, 2012
That's totally true. No need to skimp on something as important as dentures which you need to rely on day in and day out to eat. I asked my dentist about those kits and it's just not as good and you'll probably have more issues than it's worth.
K9man

Conwy, UK

#21 Sep 10, 2012
I used a mail order website called Dentures2u.com and they made me an excellent new set of dentures. I am really pleased with them and they feel and look good. Has anyone one else tried them?
Bertha

Kansas City, MO

#23 Oct 4, 2012
curious wrote:
<quoted text> i was wandering how they looked and felt the instadent ones can u tell me as much as possible ty
I live in St. Louis, MO. How do I began to search for a Mexican dentist? Do you have any suggestions?
Thanks
Bertha
Bertha

Kansas City, MO

#24 Oct 4, 2012
I live in St. Louis, Mo. How do I began to search for a Mexican dentist? Do you have any suggestions?

Thanks.

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