Review: Affordable Dentures

Review: Affordable Dentures

Posted in the Tucson Forum

Blanche - age 90

Phoenix, AZ

#1 Jan 28, 2011
We went to see Dr. Kevin Givens, at Affordable Dentures, 3782 S 16th Ave, Tucson, AZ 85713 yesterday, January 28, 2011 and were disappointed
We had a short telephone call, in which we were promised a partial plate for $280 and no mention of any additional costs, but when we arrived, there was a $65 fee for x-rays, so we passed on the service
We then tried to have the upper plate repaired, because two teeth had broken off
The dentist explained that the two teeth broke, because of malocclusion, but I stopped him and said, the teeth broke off, because my mother dropped the denture in the sink
Then the dentist started back-peddling and said that he can't repair the denture, without doing the bottom plate, at the same time
I think the state of Arizona should be aware of the practices of this office and reprimand him, but perhaps they know very well what dentists do to old people and they are complacent about it
Dentists should put all charges on their web pages and make it clear that x-rays are a requirement and they are not included in the telephone quote
Old people live on social security and inflation is rising very fast
We don't need bait and switch dentists, gouging old people or refusing to repair broken teeth on a denture, claiming that the damage was done as a result of something that is pure speculation
My mother has Alzheimer's and she doesn't remember when she bought the denture, but it does not need replacement; It needs only a repair, but repairs are not as profitable, so the state allows dentists to railroad old patients into spending money they don't need to spend
Nexra Blevins

San Anselmo, CA

#2 Feb 1, 2011
States gotta survive somehow. Somehow they figure they are more important than your older Mother?

The Feds are worse at this game.
Kathy Morton

Tucson, AZ

#3 Oct 26, 2012
Dr.Kevin D.Givens is the best ever.He went over & beyond to get my Dentures right.I would recommend him to all my family and friends.Thank you all for being so kind and helping me.
Martha Cobb

Tucson, AZ

#4 Jan 16, 2013
I have had dentures since age 35. Last year I tried Dr. Givens at Affordable Dentures. After many years and mulitple dentures, Dr Givens was the best. I still have a perfect fit and am able to wear my denture without any goo or adhesive,which I could never do with previous dentures!
loose tooth

Tucson, AZ

#5 Jan 25, 2013
I need some new choppers. Now, I am really confused about where to go.
What to do

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#6 Apr 7, 2013
I was primarily looking for a denturist in I am stuck just spinning in circles.

United States

#7 May 11, 2013
Went to see affordable dentures. The dentist was very pleasant but rushed. The staff seemed to care less about anything that was going on. The dental tech was unprofessional and kind of rude. I do need to go back because I need a new denture and this one I can almost afford :(
wife of patient

United States

#8 Feb 19, 2014
Dr.Givens was excellent.professonly he was the best...and so friendly! He was able to control the situation with kindness. only complaint was his not so friendly staff.All the girls were stonedfaced ,even when we tried to talk to them directly we got no eye contact or even smiles...Too bad,my friend also needs .dentures.

United States

#9 Jun 29, 2014
I'm looking to get my mouth fixed and am in a lot of pain. But I just had a baby and am barely starting to work again. Does anyone know if they do a payment plan?
George D

Tucson, AZ

#10 Aug 12, 2014
Dr. Givens is a gentle caring dentist. Delivered everything as promised. Best dental experience ever. Thanks Dr Givens.
Tracy Hamilton

Tucson, AZ

#11 Mar 21, 2015
I had my dentures done at Affordable Dentures, and I had to go back 6 out of 7 days. This was frustrating at first, but Dr. Givens said he wanted to make sure they fit exactly right. My dentures were done within a few days, but when I put them in, and Dr. Givens tested the bite, he said they weren't exact, so he wanted to redo them. When all was said and done, I now have a beautiful smile that fits perfectly, and looks very natural. As annoying as it was to have to keep going for a fitting, I am ecstatic with the results, and have recommended him to all of my friends. He really is professional, and my experience with him was great. There were no additional costs for the extra visits, or for having to redo them to make them exactly right. I do agree about his office staff though, there is a lot to be desired with them. Don't let them deter you from choosing him, he is worth it.

Tucson, AZ

#13 Mar 17, 2016
I have been visiting Dr Givens since 2012. He is extremely caring and professional. He simply gives you your options and reasonable pricing. Never tries to sell you unnecessary treatment. Recommend him highly.
Kris W

Tucson, AZ

#14 Nov 11, 2016
I went to Dr. Givens to get dentures. I called made an appointment and talked to front desk girl which was very rude. I'm on a fixed income and made sure the advertised price was 400.00 for dentures and the girl assured me that was all I was going spend. When I got there for the fitting. Dr Givens put the dentures in my mouth and I told him I don't think they fit right he goes on to tell me i need the lining for the denture and that was another 800.00 dollars I told him I didn't have 800.00 he told me to ask a relative or borrow the money, I said NO ,that's not what the ad said , that's why I went there for the price he preceded to show me the door with my dentures without the lining he said not to worry the denture would break anyway. This Dr Givens is a scumbag and want everyone to know they are a bunch of cheats they prey on the elerdy like myself. I ended up going to walgreens and purchasing 2 boxes of denture liners myself for 16.99 and guess what I saved over 783.00 dollars. I would not recommend anyone to these scumbags at affordable dental

United States

#15 May 12, 2017
Dr. Givens spent more time getting the impressions mafe than any other dentist I've seen. My dental assistant worked with me to get the high spots removed and they look and feel great.

La Puente, CA

#16 Jun 26, 2017
I fail to believe any negative comments regarding Dr Givens or his staff. They are a great asset to the office. My experience has now lead me to a smile I deserve and I love it! Thank you Affordable Dentures staff.

Denver, NC

#17 Jul 31, 2017
I broke my bottom denture in the sink. My husband used super glue and put them back together. Luckily it was an even break. I wore the denture for 10 years and 1 month.
I went last Friday to get another bottom denture made for after that long of glue holding, they broke as I was eating.
I had to take the old denture back with me even though I wanted a NEW bottom denture they said when I called them.
I could not believe that the dentist would not let me have another NEW one, for he took the old one and after waiting on them for 4 hours, the dentist put the old denture back in my mouth and said, "You still had about 40 years use of those and it will only be $150.(I was going to pay $625 for a new bottom one that day)
You will not believe this repair job!! Dentures in my mouth, the right bottom side of the denture my teeth is about 3/16 inches lower than on my left side. The top of the left side, the teeth are sticking up that extra 3/16 inches. As long as I keep a bite together you will not notice them, but I cannot even open my mouth or you will notice what a mess I have at this time.
BUT this is ridiculus service I have to say ,because the first time I had the full dentures made, I loved them and they fit perfectly and looked great.( I use to smile all the time. Key word = USE)

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