3 Hidden Dangers of Cheap Dentures

Are you looking for a comprehensive denture solution in Calgary? Although cheaper than denture implants, traditional dentures have some hidden costs you should know about.


Losing teeth, whether it is due to age, injury or periodontal disease, can be very worrisome. However, today, there are a wide range of denture solutions available to help improve your appearance and protect your oral health.

Choosing the right denture option depends on many factors including your:

  • Budget
  • Oral health
  • Bone mass
  • The number of teeth you have lost

Working with our experienced & knowledgeable Calgary denturist can help ensure that you make an informed decision about which tooth replacement option is right for you.

The Hidden Costs of Traditional Dentures

Dentures are one of the most important dental investments you can make and deciding upon this tooth replacement option is a lifetime commitment that will influence your appearance and comfort for the next 10 years or more.

Prior to making a choice, it’s important to book a consultation with your denturist so they can walk you through all the facts of having full/partial dentures.

Here are some of the hidden costs of opting for traditional dentures:

1. Social Cost

Adjusting to dentures is never easy and, in the beginning, you may find that your replacement teeth are uncomfortable, making daily activities such as eating and speaking difficult.

This is especially true of cheap dentures, which tend to slip a lot more when you talk, laugh or eat and this may lead to severe embarrassment, stopping you from going out with your friends and family.

Dental implants are a great alternative if you want to avoid any unnecessary movement. Because they integrate into your jawbone, they are more secure than dentures, leading to greater comfort and a higher quality of life.

2. Health Cost

While dentures are a convenient and efficient way of replacing missing teeth, working with the wrong denturist or opting for cheaper dentures can have serious consequences for your oral and overall health.

Cheap dentures tend to have a poorer fit, which in turn leads to many painful and long-lasting dental problems such as:

  • Mouth sores
  • Irritated and/or inflamed gums
  • Blisters
  • Trouble keeping a balanced & nutritious diet
  • Impeded bite which can lead to fungal infections

If you are a denture-wearer and are experiencing any of the above symptoms, it may be time to visit your denturist so they can check the fit or perhaps recommend an alternative tooth replacement option.

3. Convenience Cost

If you decide on dentures as a tooth replacement option, you must be prepared to follow the comprehensive care-instructions provided by your denturist. These may include:

  • Removing & rinsing your dentures after every meal
  • Brushing your dentures twice daily
  • Soaking your dentures every night
  • Handling your dentures with care so that they do not get damaged or broken

Failing to properly care for your dentures can lead to serious oral health issues, damaging your gums and remaining teeth.

If you don’t believe you are ready for this commitment, it’s best to talk to your denturist about other alternatives, including denture implants, which require less every-day care.

Learn More

To find out more about our comprehensive denture solutions including full/partial dentures and denture implants, contact our Calgary clinic today at 403-475-0016 or book an appointment with our denturist.

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Vlad Dumbrava

Vlad Dumbrava has been active in the field of denture therapy since 2008. Upon receiving his denturist degree in 2011 from George Brown College in Toronto, Ontario, he continued his education in Medical Sciences at Western University.

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