The Hidden Cost of Cheap Dentures


Dentures are one of the most important dental investments you can make. Whether you lost your teeth due to injury, disease or age, replacing them is a lifetime commitment and your choice of dentures will influence your appearance and comfort for the next 7-10 years.

Denture cost does play an important role in the type of tooth replacement solution you choose but while cheap dentures may initially seem like a bargain, they ALWAYS end up costing more in the long run.

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The Hidden Cost of Cheap Dentures

When selecting the type of denture you need, you should never compromise on function, comfort, or durability. You want your dentures to look and feel as natural as possible.

Although they are initially less expensive, cheap dentures are less affordable in the long run because they come with many additional denture costs such as:


  1. Loss of bone density

Your jawbone needs the stimulation of tooth roots to maintain its form, density and strength. Cheap dentures don’t put enough pressure on your jawbone like your natural teeth, which leads your body to remove bone material, putting you at risk for a jawbone fracture.

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  1. Need for frequent replacement

Cheap dentures are often poorly-fitting but this fit will worsen over time as your body removes jawbone material. For some patients, economy dentures have to be replaced every 2-3 years compared to the 7-10 year lifespan of quality dentures. This leads to higher denture costs in the long run.

In addition, cheap dentures are also made from less durable material, making them more likely to break.

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  1. Loss of quality of life

Many denturists recommend against cheap dentures as they can have a significant negative impact on the quality of your life.  This includes:

  • Denture pain: Due to the poor fitting and low-quality material, many economy denture wearers suffer from constant denture pain and sore gums.
  • Self-consciousness: Cheap dentures are more likely to slip out of place when you talk, laugh or eat which can lead you to stop going out to be with friends and family.
  • Poor appearance: Compromising on denture cost can lead to a poorer appearance as most cheap dentures do not look as natural as higher-quality tooth replacement options.

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  1. Malnutrition

Because cheap dentures don’t fit or function very well, they restrict the types of foods that you can eat. You may not be able to eat healthy fresh fruits and vegetables as well as quality meats such as steak, chicken and pork.

This poor nutrition can make you more susceptible to disease such as skin problems, osteoporosis and frequent bruising.

How to Purchase Affordable, Quality Dentures

Affordable, quality dentures can be purchased at our denture clinic through dental insurance as well as flexible payment options. Whatever your financial situation, our denturists strive to give you the highest-quality denture solutions in Calgary.

We work with your insurance company to reduce any out-of-pocket expenses and offer financing options so you never have to worry about compromising your dental health.

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To learn more about our denture costs and affordable, high-quality tooth loss solutions, contact our Calgary denturist today at 403-475-0016.

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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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