Should You Buy Dentures Online?

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You can buy almost anything online in today’s day and age, but that doesn’t always mean that you should. You would feel surprised to know how many dental products are available online from whitening kits, clear braces and night guards to dentures. If you’re missing teeth and you’re living on a budget, you might consider replacing your teeth with dentures off the internet, but at Advanced Dentistry in Mohegan Lake, we’re here to ask to you steer clear of online dentures services for a few different reasons.

Why you Shouldn’t Buy Online Dentures

As tempting as it might feel to save a few hundred dollars by buying dentures online, you might be saving money but you will lack quality. One of the first reasons why you shouldn’t buy dentures online is because they lack quality in several different ways. First off, they will either send you an impression kit or you will buy the dentures already made. Since a dentist is not giving you the impressions themselves, it’s more likely for the impressions to get messed up which can result in bad fitting dentures in the future. When your dentures don’t fit correctly, they can feel uncomfortable to wear, and even fall out when you’re eating.

Your online dentures will also not look as beautiful or natural as ones you might purchase in an office. When you go the pre-made denture route, you’re getting whatever teeth they send you. They might not complement your appearance. If you go the impression route, your dentures will look a little more natural, but without a dentist there to listen to your concerns and to examine your face, you might still end up with a pair of teeth that don’t match your appearance.

Online dentures are also not as durable as in-office dentures. In this case, you get what you pay for. When you visit us in our office, you can choose what type of material you want your dentures made of. Certain materials last longer and look more natural than others. If you want to ensure you don’t have to replace your dentures in the next year, it’s best to skip your online denture shopping and visit a dentist in person instead.

In-Office Dentures

When you visit Advanced Dentistry in Worchester, Dr. George Sepiashvili and Dr. Wanda Mejia will take impressions of your teeth and discuss what you would like your new smile to look like. They can even request different materials to make your dentures so they look better and last longer. Patients can also opt for All-on-4 Full Arch Dental Implants if they want a more secure denture solution. All-on-4 dentures support themselves to implants to preserve the jawbone and keep your restorations in place. They are also long-lasting so you don’t have to worry about replacing them anytime soon.

One thing our patients don’t realize is that dental insurance often covers part of dentures. If you’re worried about the cost, please ask us about our different financing options and we will find a way for you to afford beautiful dentures from your dentist.

If you would like to replace your missing teeth without wasting money on online dentures, please contact our Advanced Dentistry of Mohegan Lake office in Mohegan Lake, NY at  (914) 594-6824 to schedule an appointment with Dr. George Sepiashvili or Dr. Wanda Mejia.

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