Looking to buy used teeth
June 16, 2014 10:50 AM Subscribe
Where can I find cheap dentures? Wholesale rejects, dental school models, or used - any would be fine by me.
posted by komara to Media & Arts (13 answers total)
I'm looking for several sets of dentures for an art project. I'm thinking five, can't imagine I'd need more than ten, tops. Last time I started something like this I just went on Craigslist in my city and said, "Hey, I need a pair of dentures. You've got a pair of dentures. Let me know how much you want" and I ended up paying $20 for a set. Something tells me I will exhaust my local market for used dentures long before I get as many pairs as I want.
Years back I called the denture manufacturer in my hometown and asked about rejects or retail sale but of course they were unwilling to sell to me, and I can understand that. Lawsuits are probably waiting right around the corner for anyone in their field who lets product out the door without good reason. I've found model sets for sale at a few dental supply stores but again I'm thinking they may not be open to Joe Public (or at the very least they don't have a 'click to add to cart!' button handy) and with the cheapest at $85 for a full set that's out of my price range anyway. An eBay searched turned up only one pair already bid up a bit higher than I want to spend.
If you have any leads - like if I somehow missed useddenturescheap.com or something - or any suggestions I'm all ears.
(though it's not necessarily relevant I have posted a temporary link in my profile to an example of what I'm using these for in the hopes of keeping this conversation focused on answering the question)