I am 70 yrs old. My present dentures were 25 yrs old. I checked all over the Tampa Bay, Florida area for inexpensive dentures. Found a few places for (economy) ones. But I wanted better ones. Came across Sexton Dental Clinics web site. By reading it over and over, I guess I convinced my self, that I could get a quality set of Dentures from them, at a discounted price. How wrong I was.
I drove from Tampa Bay, Florida, to Florence, South Carolina. A 9 hr drive. Planned to Stay in hotel for two nights, and come back home.
Upon arrival, checked out Sexton location. Signed in and filled out all the paperwork.
Arrived next morning at Sexton at 5:30 am. Place opens at 6am. Lines are long. Like a heard of cattle, you are signed in, and placed in waiting rooms. Working Techs, do not arrive until 7 to 7:30 am, and Doctors at 8am and after.
All impressions are done in the morning. No particular order. Doesn't matter how early you signed in. You get the luck of the draw as to when your dental impressions will be done. Mine were taken at 9am, and the wax try in were ready by 11am. Then I was told to leave and come back at 1pm. All dentures are not ready until after 1pm.
They called me in around 4pm for my dentures to be tried. When they put them in my mouth, I knew right away, that these were wrong. When I protested, a Dr. Came in. For what seemed like forever, he stated nothing was wrong with the dentures. When I showed him my present dentures, he told me, that my present dentures were all wrong for me, and the new ones were just great. I told him, that no way in ***, was I going to accept these dentures. I am a retired nurse, so I think I am smart enough to know when something is not right.
After telling me how I don't know anything, he stormed out of the room.
About 3 minutes later, the tech came back in, and told me, they would make me new ones, But I would have to return the next day. Another $120.00 motel room night that I did not plan on.
Prior to going in for my denture fit, while in the waiting room, I talked to two other patients, who received dentures that did not fit. So that was 3 of us in one day.
Well, to end this quicker. New day, new impressions, new dentures. These were twice the size of my original dentures. But they did fit. The bottom ones were digging into my lower mouth tissue. I told them, and they tried to adjust that section of the dentures.
The upper plate only stays in with adhesive, and of course, a bottom plate requires adhesive.
Overall, I have to state, That it was the biggest mistake of my life, to think I could travel all that distance, and save money on quality dentures.
My trip there cost me $1157.00, that included the $525 for the dentures, the rest being gas, food, and lodging.
The dentures I got from Sexton Dental, lay in a Tupperware container in my bedroom dresser drawer. I just had them made, August 7, 2014.
I will keep them there, and continue to wear my old dentures.
By the way, the only reason I wanted new dentures, is because my upper plate has a hairline crack in them, and I was afraid they would break at any time.
But I would never recommend anyone to drive a long distance from your home, to get new dentures. You have no recourse to fix them if they are wrong. And Sexton Dental Clinic is not the place to go. The dentures they made me, are a D grade type of Dentures. The lowest quality.
There is no fool, like an old fool. Tampa Bay area Resident, venting
my emotions. Thank you.
Product or Service Mentioned: Sexton Dental Clinic Dental Implants.
Monetary Loss: $525.