What are Direct Denture Services?

Dentist holding denture impression

In an ideal world, finding the right dentures should be an easy and hassle-free process, and direct denture services can deliver it straight to your door. But if you’re struggling to find affordable replacement teeth at the dentist’s office, you’re certainly not alone. Millions of Americans are in need of tooth replacement solutions, so it’s about time to find an alternative to those expensive dentist visits.

Direct denture services eliminate the need to visit your dentist, while still delivering the same professional-quality appliances. Ordering your dentures from an online service is fast, convenient, and budget-friendly.

How Does It Work?

Direct denture services enable you to obtain high-quality appliances without a trip to the dentist. In most cases, direct denture services work through a mail-in system that’s completely contact-free and efficient.

Most direct denture services begin the process by sending you an impression kit in the mail. This way, instead of having your dentist take impressions of your teeth, you can complete your own impressions from the comfort of your home. We know this may sound intimidating, but impression kits come with clear, easy-to-follow instructions! Typically it only takes about 10-12 minutes to complete the impressions.

Once you complete your dental impressions, mail the completed kit back to the manufacturer. They’ll use the impressions of your teeth to fabricate a customized dental appliance that’s tailor-made to fit your mouth. Typically, you can expect your new appliance to arrive in a few weeks.

What Kind of Dentures Are Available?

Most direct denture services offer customized partial dentures. Partial dentures fill the gaps in your smile with color-matched replacement teeth for a seamless appearance. Partial dentures are either made from acrylic and metal components or from flexible nylon thermoplastic depending on your specifications.

Partial dentures are an effective and attractive way to replace missing teeth and are typically lightweight and comfortable for all-day wear. If your dentures don’t fit correctly, most manufacturers will try their best to remedy fit issues.

Can I Use a DIY Denture Kit Instead?

While they may seem convenient, we do not recommend using DIY denture kits. DIY dentures, like boil and bite dentures, are available at most drugstores and are extremely inexpensive tooth replacement options. It’s essential not to confuse professional direct denture services with DIY denture kits. Although direct denture services have a DIY component when you complete your dental impression kit, the final product is still made by professionals in a manufacturing facility.

DIY denture kits are ineffective and unsafe for many reasons including:

Poor Quality – DIY dentures are not made to withstand consistent wear and tear and will wear down easily with consistent use.

Unattractive Appearance – DIY dentures are often bulky, ill-fitting, or don’t match the colors of your natural teeth and gums. This makes them conspicuous and underlines the fact that you’re wearing dentures.

Might Lead to Illness or Damage – DIY dentures are often made from cheap, toxic materials that aren’t FDA approved for oral use. This may cause redness, swelling, or other adverse reactions. If left untreated, irritated areas from poor-quality dentures may become infected and contribute to cavities and gum disease.

What are the Benefits of Direct Denture Services?

Direct denture services are certainly the way of the future. With telehealth on the rise, it makes sense to utilize remote services for your dental appliances too.

Convenience – Direct denture services are user-friendly and stress-free. You don’t need to visit the dentist’s office or pharmacy and can complete all the required steps at home.

Affordability – While dentists do offer quality appliances, they’re often up to 70% more expensive than direct denture alternatives. Why not spend less to get the same result?

Quality – Unlike DIY kits, direct denture services deliver high-quality appliances that are built to last for years.

Why Choose Dental Lab Direct?

When it comes to quality and convenience, Dental Lab Direct is a leader in denture manufacturing. Dental Lab Direct offers high-quality devices at prices you can afford. Crafted using FDA-approved materials, Dental Lab Direct makes appliances that are safe for you and your family. Our three-step ordering process makes getting your new dentures quick and hassle-free.

Didn’t get the right fit? Our 60-day return policy makes it simple to find the right fit.

Are you ready to regain your confidence and invest in a new smile? Contact us today to get started.