Dentures & Partials
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Dentures are generally classified as partial, full or implant supported. Partial dentures are designed to replace a small section of teeth, and help prevent existing healthy natural teeth from shifting position. Full dentures generally replace an entire set of teeth such as upper and lower dentures. Implant supported dentures have dental implants that support and stabilize the overlying partial or full denture. Often these types of implant supported dentures are preferred because it gives the patient the retention they are wanting when eating.
Many candidates for conventional dentures (also called “immediate” dentures) are able to wear the appliances immediately following the removal of affected natural teeth. Partial dentures, also sometimes called “over dentures,” are designed to fit over a small section of implants or natural teeth. Partial dentures are characteristic by their pinkish gum-like plastic bases, on to which replacement teeth are attached. Small clasps are used to attach the denture to existing teeth. Some clasps, which can be more expensive, are made of natural-looking material that is hard-to-detect and in some cases, a crown will be installed on an existing healthy tooth to facilitate a better hold for the clasp. Often when dental implants are used to support the partial denture, the metal clasps are not necessary.
There are many benefits, which the dentist elaborate on, when dental implants are utilized to support overlying full or partial dentures. They allow for a more natural feel and maximum retention when used. Often when patients go from having a traditional denture or partial to an implant supported overdenture, the first thing out of their mouths is, “Why did I not do this sooner!”
Dentures that slip, slide and pop out can be a thing of the past with permanent type dentures. Permanent dentures are right on the cutting edge of denture technology. Old style dentures used to rely solely on suction and/or clips to help keep them in place, but that was an imperfect system. Learning to chew with new dentures can be a little intimidating at first, but try it while your teeth are floating around in your mouth and the degree of difficulty shoots right up the scale. Permanent dentures are a terrific alternative. Let's get an overview of the process and types of permanent dentures available.
To begin, the dentist will help you select the type of denture you need based upon your individual situation. One tooth (Flipper), several teeth (partial Denture ), or a full set of teeth (dentures) may be in order. Then the custom fitting process begins. Fitting your dentures is a multi-stage process that will require several visits. At the first visit, the dentist will do a thorough examination of your mouth and make sure that your gum tissue and ridges are in the proper shape to support the dentures. the dentist will then take an impression of your upper and lower jaws. This impression will be used to make a wax bite regestration , that Dentures teeth can be set to get a working model for the final denture to be constructed from. Once the final denture is made and given your approval you are ready for permanent process.
Permanent dentures can be mounted in different ways. A partial denture ridge can be permanently mounted by bonding it to the abutment teeth which have been built up with crowns for added stability. This can be quite adequate to hold a partial denture in place, but there is another method that is even more secure because it doesn't depend on the natural teeth not decaying. This style is called the implant method.
Implant dentures are suitable no matter how many teeth you need, the mounting method varies only slightly. The basic process involves surgically implanting titanium rods directly into the bone tissue of your gums. The rods will be positioned according to the shape and location of your new denture, either pointing up or down from the appropriate jaw, or facing outward for frontal bridges. When your gums have completely healed, the new dentures can be permanently cemented to the exposed posts.
The result is dentures that look wonderful and feel so natural that no one will suspect you're wearing them. Consult your denturist to see if permanent dentures are the right choice for you.
Cosmetic dentures are a world away from old fashioned false teeth. When most people think of dentures, they think of their grandparent's teeth floating in a jar because they were too uncomfortable to be worn full time. Not so for today's dentures. Advancements in denture technology have brought us beautiful, durable dentures that look and feel great!
Cosmetic dentures can really give a boost to your facial appearance. By increasing the distance between your upper and lower jaw, facial muscles are given a "lift" which can minimize wrinkles around the mouth area.
And that's not all. Computer imaging technology gives you the chance to go "shopping" for your new dentures. It's like trying on fabulous clothes at the mall before you buy. Start by looking at an array of pink denture bases in shades and styles that can be combined to perfectly match your natural gums. Then move on to the real fun, picking out teeth. Now is your chance to change your style if you like. Want teeth that are a little whiter, a little larger or longer? You can have them in your new denture! You can even pick the shape or style that you've always wanted. You have the power to design custom dentures with your dream smile. But don't forget, if you were happy with your old smile, cosmetic dentures can be made to match that too.
Cosmetic dentures also provide optimum comfort. George Washington could only wish he'd had it so good. Cosmetic dentures make use of all the latest manufacturing techniques. Previously, denture bases were manufactured with a heat curing process that would slightly distort the base from the original bite molds they were meant to duplicate. Injection molded acrylic bases eliminate this shrinkage and warping. The result? Denture bases that perfectly match your gums for the best possible fit, which means the best possible comfort for you.
The best possible fit means the most stability. Cosmetic dentures can also utilize implant technology. Titanium rods can be surgically implanted into the boney ridge of the jaw, and the new denture can be mounted directly on each post. The process is good for one tooth, a partial denture bridge, or a complete set of dentures. No more embarrassing slipping around when you eat or speak. Cosmetic dentures can feel so secure and comfortable you'll forget they aren't your natural teeth!
With new cosmetic dentures, the battle between looking good and feeling good is over, and you have been declared the winner!
Implant Supported Dentures
Are implant supported dentures more beneficial than standard dentures? That's a question many denture wearers have been asking themselves. Your answers to the following simple questions may help you decide.
• Do your dentures slip when you speak?
• Does food get under your dentures when you eat?
• Do your old dentures seem to be loosing their grip?
• Are you just plain tired of dealing with sore gums?
If you found yourself answering yes more than once, you owe it to yourself to find out a little more about implant supported dentures.
What exactly do we mean when we say "denture implants"? The term implant refers directly to a surgical procedure that is performed under anesthetic. One or more small titanium rods are literally screwed into the bone of the dental ridge under your gums, and the tops of the rods are left exposed above the gum line. The implants are then given time to heal, usually at least two months. If all looks good, then you are ready for mounting.
The number of implants depends on exactly what type of denture you are mounting to them. A full denture plate can be mounted with just a few strategically placed rods, and much the same for a partial. Single teeth can also be cemented to individual posts.
Dentures that have been permanently implanted have a few advantages. Number one is stability. Since implanted dentures are anchored to the jaw with titanium screws, you never have to worry about them moving around. No more shifting while you speak or chew. Dentures rubbing your gums and leaving tender spots are a thing of the past. Implant supported dentures stay put.
A common problem most standard denture wearers will eventually face is bone resorption. Once natural teeth have been removed there is no longer any pressure stimulation to the boney ridge beneath the gums. Bone production now slows to a halt and the bone begins to deteriorate, resulting in a shrunken appearance. It is this shrinkage that causes once perfectly fitted dentures to begin slipping. Even with adjustments or total replacement dentures, bone resorption will continue throughout the denture wearers life time, eventually making it impossible to wear conventional dentures.
This is where implant supported dentures shine their brightest (no pun intended). The pressure stimulation provided by the implanted titanium rods means little to none of the bone shrinkage that usually spoils the fit of standard dentures within a couple of years. Titanium is actually the best material for implants as it has been found more compatible with the bone tissue, which actually attaches to the rods as it grows. The result? Stabile dentures and no more sore spots!
If any of this sounds to you like an improvement over standard dentures, then implant supported dentures may be the right choice for you. Be sure to consult with your denture professional.
Get ready for the most comfortable dentures you are ever going to wear, the soft denture. Soft dentures are on their way to becoming the gold standard in denture technology. Completely flexible, yet with a grip so firm you can bite an apple, soft dentures finally offer what denture wearers have always dreamed of; a denture that doesn't hurt or slip.
Soft dentures are completely made of a flexible resin, differing slightly from their close cousin, the flexible denture which consists of a flexible resin overlay on an acrylic denture base.
Let's take a look at why soft dentures fit so snugly. Our jaw ridges tend to be wider near where the teeth meet the gums and tend to curve slightly inward just above and below our natural teeth. This curve inward is referred to as the undercut. When being inserted, a soft denture has the ability to give a little as it passes over the widest point of the gum, but then flexes back inward to conform to the undercut. That's how such a soft denture can provide a great grip without any clips. And perhaps the best part, curving into the undercut keeps food from getting up under the denture. You can go out to dinner and not worry about having to remove your dentures and rinse them in a public restroom.
Soft dentures may wear out a little sooner than flexible resin over acrylic denture types, but they are still far more durable than standard acrylic denture bases. And while soft dentures are still capable of being relined, you may not need any adjustments at all. The small amount of give in the resin material allows a soft denture to rest against your gums more completely, eliminating those agonizing sore spots caused by pressure points on acrylic dentures.
It may interest you to know that the flexible resin used in soft dentures is hypo-allergenic. That's good news for those who are allergic to acrylic and thought they could never wear a denture.
In addition to comfort and fit, soft dentures also look really great. The base has a soft pink transparent tone that allows some of your natural gum color to show through, and no unsightly clips to give away the fact that you're wearing a denture.
So, if you'd almost given up hope of ever finding a truly comfortable denture that is so secure you could grind nuts with it, the soft denture may be just the ticket.
Wait no longer, flexible dentures are here! Whether it's your first time choosing a denture, or if you are just plain tired of your old painful dentures rubbing against your gums, flexible dentures simply have one of the highest comfort levels of any dentures available. How long has it been since you've sat down at the ball game with a bag of nuts? Probably too long if you're wearing conventional dentures.
What's the secret? It's the flexible resin coating on the outer layer of the denture base. This flexibility allows the denture to lock in around the undercut of the jaw bone for superior stability. Flexible dentures are so light and thin you'll hardly feel like you're wearing them.
Flexible dentures are cosmetically pleasing too. The denture base has a transparent pink shading which allows your natural gum color to show through for an absolutely great blend. And you can still choose the style and shade of teeth you'd like to go with them.
And the benefits don't stop there. The flexible resin material is non-porous, so it won't support the growth of bacteria. That means no more denture breath! But even though it's non-porous, the denture will still retain a slight amount of moisture to keep it comfortable against your gums.
Now let's talk about durability. Flexible denture bases are basically unbreakable, unlike standard acrylic bases that can crack if you drop them in the sink during cleaning. No such worries with flexible resin dentures. And even though flexible resin denture bases are more expensive than their close cousins, the soft denture, they make up for it by lasting far longer.
Want more good news? Let's talk fitting. Standard acrylic denture bases require multiple stages to fit and manufacture. Once the wax bite try-in is refined for a perfect fit, it's sent back to the lab where the traditional heat curing of the acrylic base often shrinks the final product, leading to the need for further adjustment to the denture base. With flexible resin dentures, the try-in used during the trial fitting can actually be used in the final denture, shortening the entire process, so you get your dentures faster.
Flexible dentures may just be the denture the world has been waiting for, so what are you waiting for? The sooner you have your new dentures, the sooner you have the freedom to eat what you really want. Go ahead... bite into that juicy red apple. With flexible dentures, you can!
DENTURE DESIGNED FOR DEMANDING PATIENTS
Patients are demanding when it comes to dentures. They want stable dentures that look and feel natural.
Using the most advanced denture techniques, our laboratory combines aesthetics, phonetics and functional characteristics with great success.
The Tri-Denture Technique offers an effective system for fabricating highly accurate, stable and aesthetic dentures in just three appointments. The system is simple yet precise and results in improved fit and stability for the patient and an average of 50% reduction in office visit for the patient. The technique offers superior aesthetics, taking into consideration the patient's age, gender and personality traits.
The Myo-flex denture system insures stability and comfort for lower dentures. A positional memory hinge and expected flange are incorporated into the denture base, maintaining the stability of the denture.
Our proprietary e-dent denture technique bridges the gap between conventional dentures and implants. The totally bone-supported e-dent does not extend into soft tissue areas or interfere with any muscle activity.
There are several new injection processing system that result in highly price, better fitting dentures. They can be used with conventional dentures as well as the above mentioned system.
- Complete denture also called full denture, or removable prosthesis or appliance for edentulous patient, also called false teeth or artificial teeth, chopper (you name it).
- The Maxilarry denture is known as, upper denture or top denture; it replaces the missing teeth in the upper palate of the mouth.
- Mandibolar denture known as lower denture or bottom denture. It replace the teeth or the lower jaw.
- Wisdom teeth are not present in denture.
Dentures can help patient through:
- Mastocation as chewing ability is improved by replacing edentulous areas with denture teeth.
- Aethetics because the presence of teeth provide a natural facial appearance, and wearing a denture to replace missing teeth provides support for the lips and cheeks and corrects the collapsed appearance that occurs after losing teeth.
- the improvement of pronunciation of those words containing sibilants or fricatives by replacing missing teeth, especially the anteriors enabling patients to speak better.
- improving Self-Esteem
Problems with dentures include the fact that patients are not used to having something in their mouth that is not food. The brain senses this appliance as "food" and sends messages to the salivary glands to produce more saliva and to secret it at a higher rate. This will only happen in the first 12 or 24 hours, after which the salivary glands return to their normal output. New dentures can also be the cause of sore spots as they compress the soft tissues mucosa (denture bearing soft tissue). A few denture adjustments for the days following insertion of the dentures can take care of this issue. Gagging is another problem encounted by a minority of patients. At times, this may be due to a denture is too loose, too thick or extended too far posteriorly onto the soft palate. At times, gagging may also be attributed to psychological denial of the denture. (Psychological gagging is the most difficult to treat since it is out of dentist's control. In such cases, an implant supported palateless denture may have to be constructed). Sometimes there could be a gingivitis under the full dentures, which is caused by accumulation of dental plague.
One of the most common problem for new full upper denture wearers is the loss of taste.
Another problem with dentures is keeping them in place. There are three ruled governing the existence of removable oral appliances: support, stability and retention.
PROTHODONIC PRINCIPLES OF DENTURES
Support is the principle that describes how well the underlying mucosa (oral tissues, including gums and the vestibules) keeps the denture from moving vertically towards the arch in question, and thus being excessively depressed and moving deeper into the arch. For the mandibular arch, this function is provided by the gingiva (gums) and the buccal shelf (region extending laterally (beside) from the posterior (back) ridges), whereas in the maxillary arch, the palate joins in to help support the denture. The larger the denture flanges (part of the denture that extends into the vestibule), the better the support and stability. Long flanges beyond the functional depth of the sulcus are a common error in denture construction, often (but not always) leading to movement in function.
Stability is the principle that describes how well the denture base is prevented from moving in the horizontal plane, and thus from sliding side to side or front and back. The more the denture base (pink material) runs and smooth and continuous contact with the edentulous ridge (the hill upon which the teeth used to reside, but now consists of only residual alveolar bone with overlying mucosa), the better the stability. Of course, the higher and broader the ridge, the better the stability will be, but this is usually just a result of patient anatomy, barring surgical intervention (bone grafts, etc.)
Retention is the principle that describes how well the denture is prevented from moving vertically from the opposite direction of insertion. The better the topographical mimicry of the intaglio (interior )
surface of the denture base ti the surface of the underlying mucosa, the better the retention will be (in removable partial dentures, the clasps are a major provider of retention), as surface tension, suction and friction will aid in keeping the denture base from breaking initiate contact with mucosal surface. It is important to note that the most critical element in the retentive design of a full maxillary denture is a complete and total border seal (complete peripheral seal) in order to achieve "suction". The posterior palatal seal design is accomplished by covering the entire hard palate and extending not beyond the soft palate and ending 1 - 2 mm from the vibrating line.
Implant technology can vastly improve the oatient's denture- wearing experience by increasing stability and saving his or her bone from wearing away. Implants can also help with the retention factor. Instead of merely placing the implants to serve as blocking mechanism against the denture pushing on the alveolar bone, small retentive appliances can be attached to the implants that can then snap into a modified denture base to allow for tremendously increased retention. Options available include a metal Hader bar or precision balls attachments, among other things.
COMPLICATIOS AND RECOMENDATIONS
The fabrication of a set of complete dentures is a challenge for any Dentist/Denturist, including those who are experienced. There are many axioms in the production of dentures that must be understood; ignorance of one axiom can lead to failure of the denture case. In the vast majority of cases, complete denture should be comfortable soon after insertion, although almost always at least two adjustment visits will be necessary to remove sore spots. One of the most critical aspects of dentures is the impression of the denture must be perfectly made and used with perfect technique to make a model of the patient's edentulous (toothless) gums. The dentist must use a process called border molding to ensure that the denture flanges are properly extended. An array of problems may occur if the final impression of the denture is not made properly. It takes considerable patience and experience for a dentist who know hoe to make a denture, and for this reason it may be in the patient's best interest to seek a specialist, either a prosthodontist or perhaps even a denturist, to make the denture. A general dentist may do a good job, but only he or she is meticulous and usually he or she mast be experienced.
The maxillary denture (the top denture) is usually relatively straightforward to manufacturer so that is stable without slippage. It fit by suction.
Some patients who believe they have "bad teeth" may think it is in their best interests to have all their teeth extracted and full dentures placed. However , statistics show that the majority of patients who actually receive this treatment wind up regretting they did so. This is because full dentures have only 10% of the chewing power of natural teeth, and it is difficult to get them fitted satisfactorily, particularly in the mandibular arch. Even if a patient retains one tooth, that will contribute to the denture'stability. However, retention of just one or two teeth in the upper jaw does not contribute much to the overall stability of a denture, since a full upper denture tends to be very stable, in contrast to a full lower denture. It is thus advised that patients keep their natural teeth as long as possible.
The need to replace lost teeth has haunted humans since the beginning of time. False teeth have been made out of human and other animal teeth since around 700 BCE and this technique was still popular up until the mid 19th Century. The first modern looking dentures were made in Japan in the 16th Century of wood and they continued to be made until the beginning of the 20th Century. No, George Washington did not have a set of wooden dentures. Instead, in the 17-18th Centuries dentures were made of gold, lead, ivory, human and other animal teeth. The 19th Century saw the invention of hard rubber dentures and the 20th Century plastic dentures were invented. Now, in the 21st Century we have a revolutionary new way to make dentures called digital dentures!
Twentieth Century plastic dentures are still made to this day all over the world. They are made by first making a very accurate impression of the mouth and then constructing a base plate and occlusion rims. These are essentially wax rims that are molded by the dentist to show how wide the mouth is, where the lips go, how high the smile line is, where the midline of the teeth are located and how wide the smile is by showing where the canines are located in the smile line. The upper and lower record bases and occlusion rims are then “glued” together to simulate the bite and sent to the local dental lab to be processed. The lab man then sets the actual denture teeth that will be in the finished dentures in the wax on the occlusion rims so they can be tried into the mouth to see how they look. Once the aesthetics have been worked out with the wax try-in, the dentures are processed by boiling out the wax and replacing the wax with denture plastic.
Below are the well known problems with the way we make dentures using wax bites and wax rims to set up denture teeth.
Four to seven dental appointments later the dentures are back at the dental office and ready for delivery. If all the above errors were not kept to a minimum, the dentures will needed more adjustments and may feel loose frustrating not only the dentist, but the patient as well.
Before now, making dentures were just as much an art as a science. Many dentists didn’t like to make them because of all the built in errors and the final product was to unpredictable. With these errors it was hard to satisfy many of the more demanding denture patients and many dentists shied away from making them because of those reasons. “Denture Mills” have sprung up all over the place to fill in the private practice void and in many instances can make you a set of dentures in a single day at a low bargain price. Unfortunately, bait and switch tactics and using inferior quality materials are rampant in the usual Denture Mill. This fast pace industry has given dentistry a bad name over the last decade.
Digital dentures has removed most of the guess work and replaced it with a solid well thought out technique to deliver a great set of teeth to even the most demanding patient.
With Avadent digital dentures there is no wax and none of the usual errors of conventional dentures (Unless you choose to do an Advanced Try-in appointment with a much more stable plastic/wax). All of the information is collected on the first appointment and two weeks later the dentures are delivered. When the dentures are delivered, all the supplies that you used to make the dentures are restocked (additional $99)! Amazing!
The other lower base plate that comes with the kit I think is harder to use. It has a grooved slot that the upper pin snaps into. The dentist has to manipulate the jaw into centric manually after finding the proper VDO. I don’t trust this as much as using the gothic arch tracing. I figure since the other base plate actually makes a proper tracing on CR, then it should be used over the manual manipulation of the jaw. If you are a student of a particular way to find CR, then you may find this base plate more to your liking.
I think they covered all the bases, don’t you? Can you think of anything that you do that they have not considered with this technique? If so, then add it to the comment section below.
At the Avadent Denture Lab
The Avadent digital dentures is owned by Global Dental Sciences and is located in Scottsdale, Arizona. This is the only problem I’ve seen with this system. The distance adds time onto the processing and locks out local dental labs from providing this serve. Avadent said they are addressing these concerns and will in the future be packaging it for local labs to use. I hope this technology will be provided on a local bases for a reasonable price in the near future.
Total control over the whole process is very alluring and has many advantages. The ability to make beautiful bubble-free final impressions, the ease of finding the proper denture dimensions, a simplified way to find centric relationship, computerized occlusal tooth set-ups, milling from a solid block of cured acrylic, the optional ATI and verifying the denture set-up against a know computer template is all a formula for outstanding successful complete denture cases.
Quick Check List:
Advanced Try-In Protocol:
The Avadent digital denture Advanced Try-In (ATI) protocol is truly the “missing link” in the manufacturing of the next generation of complete upper and lower dentures. Dentists around the world have been doing dentures the same way for the past 100 years and have come accustom to “seeing what you get” BEFORE the dentures pass the point of no return by being processed into expensive pieces of plastic.
ATI is the exact denture that you would have received without this additional step, but instead with a custom milled baseplate and teeth set in a customizable plastic/wax gingiva pattern. Everything you are use to doing with a regular old fashion wax try-in can be done to this ATI including:
Once all of the appropriate adjustments have been completed and the patient is satisfied with the aesthetics, a bite registration of the upper and lowers should be taken. Send it back to the lab luted together in one piece.
Single arch with ATI cost $450
Two arches with ATI cost $900
Implant Retained Overdentures:
This process is exactly the same as with conventional dentures. The process works best with attachments that can be picked up such as locator attachments or “O” ring snaps. Simply make a final impression over the attachments and the lab will mill the spaces for you to pick up the attachments with cold cure at delivery.
When I blog about a product, my sword can swing both ways. I will let you have an honest accounting of what I experience so that you will be on the look-out for possible pitfalls. In the case of this digital denture case, the patient was extremely satisfied with the results,
but I was not.
This is probably not a good case to start off with because he has a prominent lower jaw (Angles Class 3 tendencies) and asymmetrical facial feature, especially the lips. With his old dentures he only showed his lower teeth and was in an anterior cross bite (below).
At the Avadent Program I attended they did say that there was a learning curve and were prepared to use your first case as if it were a wax try-in to help train you in this denture technique (as long as you return the original denture so the patient doesn’t get two dentures for the price of one or you sell them the other set for your own profit). I contacted Gene Peterson, Director of Clinical Excellence at Global Dental Sciences and he was most helpful. He said he had read my blog and liked it! He corrected a few things that I had placed in the blog (
During the computer conference I was able to see the whole design process. WOW! Computers are crazy number crunchers! We fixed the cant, changed the smile line, smoothed out the palate and tightened up the anterior overbite. Below are the emailed photos of the new finished case. They processed the case in just a few days and we called in Les to see if he liked his new “new teeth”.
The patient didn’t even know I switched out the dentures! I called him in for a follow-up visit and took his first set out of his mouth and put in the second newer set. The chant was gone and the palate was smoother, but he didn’t seem to notice. Now the only problem the patient would have is getting the two set mismatched and using the wrong uppers with the wrong lowers! That is why we are keeping the first set for our own illustration of the technology.
That is why the addition of the ATI was so important to this whole process!
Denture Cost and Replenishment Kit:
They really have a great system for making dentures. When they say the Starter Kit includes everything you need to make a sets of complete upper and lower digital dentures, they mean it! When you get each C/C back this is what comes with it
NOTE: If you added up the price of impression materials, bite registration material (mixing tips) and custom trays it comes up to about $95 and that’s not including the propitiatory Anatomical Measuring Devices (AMD).
During the 1 year warranty term of your denture, we all repair, free-of-charge, any break,crack,or fracture, replace, free-of-charge, any tooth loss that results of a flaw in workmanship. However,we will not reconstruct, repair, or reline or replace the denture, free-of-charge, due to any of the following: loss, discoloration, excessive wear (for example, excessive grinding of teeth), neglect or abuse, improper care or handling, accidents, modifications, unauthorized repairs, or other causes which are not defects in material and workmanship. Any and all warranties will be void, if dental prosthesis is repaired with glue or any self-repair kit during the warranty period.
This is a good selling point for a duplicate denture because if they need to have their denture(s) repaired under warranty they will have to be mailed to Arizona!
A new caveat involving complete dentures is the ability to make an exact copy as a spare back-up denture at half the cost. With little more than a phone call or lab slip the patient can now have an exact duplicate of their original denture in just 2 weeks. I can see it now, “Buy one and get the second one for half off the original price!” Got to love marketing.