New denture shop opens at Towne Square Boulevard

by Shawn Nowlin

A new business has recently opened with the objective of putting a bright smile on as many faces as possible.

Across 43 states are 425 Affordable Dentures & Implants locations. The one at 1380 Towne Square Blvd. is committed to “making tooth replacements affordable for everyone.”

The costs for the economy model and ultra-premium model are $755 and $1,599, respectively. Routine tooth extractions run roughly $105. Also offered are dental implants and partial, full dentures.

Listed as licensed professionals in charge of the office are dentists Stephanie Harding and Behaylu Dametew.

In an online statement, they said, “We will bring in a treatment plan from any competitor and will beat the total treatment plan for comparable services. The treatment plan must come from a licensed dentist within the past six months for comparable services and is subject to verification.”

Creating a new smile not only looks great, but has the ability to transform one’s entire perspective.

“Most people are not huge fans of going to the dentist. Partly because when they do, they often feel judged. Last summer, I experienced severe mouth pain which resulted in multiple visits to the hospital. That reality changed everything for me,” Corey Haynes said. “I was reluctant at first, but after listening to my loved ones who always have my best interest in mind, I had a procedure that proved to be worth every penny. Looking back, I couldn’t be happier with that decision.”

Not until she was an adult did Tina Kemp grasp the magnitude of taking care of your mouth. “It’s a proven fact that ignoring a problem doesn’t mean that it will go away. Earning people’s trust is one of the hardest things to do,” she said. “It is perfectly normal to be skeptical of going to see a dentist. I implore people, however, to not wait until it is too late.”

Since 2021, Virginia Medicaid enrollees 21 and older have had access to more comprehensive dental care benefits. Fees are based on individual circumstances and market considerations.

America’s largest dental support organization is Affordable Care, LLC. More than eight million patients have received care at a supported dental practice since 1975. At the end of February, current Chief Executive Officer Gene Kirster will retire. Succeeding him will be Pete Bridgeman.  

Interested individuals are encouraged to tour the space and meet the staff. The website,, is where people can go for the most up-to-date information.