There are many purchases we make thinking they will be cheaper, but end up costing us more in the long run. Economy dentures are one of them. They may seem like a bargain, but in the long run they will cost you more because of the hidden costs of economy dentures, such as jawbone loss, frequent replacement, and even malnutrition.
Although they are initially less expensive, economy dentures are less affordable because they come with many additional costs, such as:
- Loss of bone density
- Need for frequent replacement
- Loss of quality of life
Poorly fitting economy dentures may also require you to rely on denture cream, which is not just an additional expense—it may be toxic. When you add up these costs, you will see why economy dentures aren’t the bargain they seem at first.
Loss of Bone
You may think that your bones are fixed once you are an adult, but your body is constantly evaluating each bone to determine whether it’s functioning properly. Bones that aren’t being used will have some material removed from them.
One function of your teeth is to stimulate your jawbone so your body keeps it maintained. Economy dentures don’t put even pressure your jawbone like your natural teeth, which leads your body to remove bone material, putting you at risk for jawbone fracture.
Why Economy Dentures Need to Be Replaced Often
Economy dentures are often poorly fitting to begin with, but their fit will also worsen over time as your body removes jawbone material. For some people, economy dentures have to be replaced every 2-3 years, which quickly makes them not so much of a bargain.
Economy dentures are also made of less durable material, which makes them more likely to break.
Loss of Quality of Life
How much is a good life worth to you? The answer is probably priceless. Now think of all the negative effects of having economy dentures. Many economy denture wearers suffer frequent or constant denture pain. Because economy dentures do not look as good as quality dentures, you will probably not feel good about yourself and your appearance. They may slip out of place when you talk, laugh, or eat, which can lead you to stop going out to be with friends or family.
Because economy dentures don’t fit or function very well, they restrict the foods you can eat. You may lose the ability to eat healthy fresh fruits and vegetables, not to mention quality meats like steak, pork, or chicken. You will rely on preprocessed foods that have lower nutrition and higher quantities of sugar, salt, and additives. You may gain weight but have low nutrition.
Poor nutrition makes you more susceptible to disease, and you may notice other effects, such as skin problems, osteoporosis, and frequent bruising.
When you put all these factors together, it’s easy to see why quality dentures like FOY Dentures® are the truly affordable dentures.