False Teeth Options

Information and Tips on False Teeth, Dentures, and Dental Implants

Dentures are prosthetic appliances designed to replace missing teeth. Replacing teeth with false teeth is usually something we associate with old age. However, well-made modern dentures are growing in popularity for younger people too.

People lose teeth or have teeth removed due to a range of issues, including:

  • Tooth Decay
  • Periodontal or Gum Disease
  • Drug Use
  • Traumatic Injury, or
  • Genetic Disorders.

dentures are often the best false teeth optionsThe best false teeth options can be a good affordable solution to help with a wide range of physical and cosmetic issues. Various real-looking false teeth options exist for you to help with:

  • Missing teeth
  • An inability to properly bite or chew properly
  • Shifting or tilting of remaining teeth
  • Sagging of facial muscles that affect appearance and speech.

Today there are many false teeth options made to fit into the mouth which mimic the appearance of natural teeth. You can now customize the shape, size, and color of false teeth to match the original teeth perfectly. This provides a natural look that is comfortable, practical, and not noticeable.

What Are The Different False Teeth Options?

There have been many recent advances in dental restoration and cosmetic dentistry. This has made the options available more affordable and less invasive. Your dentist will discuss with you the best real-looking false teeth options available to suit your specific circumstances. Among them are:

  • Dentures, which may be
    • full dentures, or
    • partial dentures (when only a few teeth are missing).
  • Dental Implants, or
  • Bridges.

Some factors that influence which option is the best for you include:

  • Dental Health,
  • Age, and
  • The number of missing teeth.

Before starting, make sure to discuss the advantages and disadvantages of each available option with your dentist. Also, make sure that you check out the video below for a quick run-down of some of the best false teeth options available:

What Are The Types Of False Teeth You Can Get?

Below is more information on some of the different options that are available. Make sure that you ask your dentist about each of these false teeth options:

Complete Dentures or Full Dentures

Set of upper and lower dentures

False teeth options are more advanced now than ever before.

Complete dentures or full dentures are generally recommended for those who have lost all their teeth, either in the upper or lower jaw. A maxillary denture replaces missing teeth in the upper jaw. A mandibular denture replaces teeth in the lower jaw.

Comparing the two types of complete dentures, the maxillary denture has a larger area of coverage which means that it tends to be more stable.

The mandibular denture often poses more concerns for the wearer. This can be due to its lesser area of coverage which means less suction to hold it in place. It can also interfere with the movements of the tongue, especially if there is inadequate alveolar bone height.

Complete dentures may also be a good option for people who are not able to go for treatments to save or restore any teeth.

Further Information

For an in-depth review where we look at everything that you need to know about full dentures, click on the links below:

>> Full Dentures - In-Depth Review

>> Complete Denture Procedure Steps

>> Pros and Cons Of Dentures

>> How Will I Look With Dentures?

Partial Dentures

removable partial dentures

Partial dentures fit into the gaps caused by one or more teeth that are missing.

Partial dentures fit into the gaps caused by one or two teeth that are missing. The wearer can remove and put them in with ease.

Patients with only a few teeth missing on either the upper or lower jaws are the best candidates for partials. Individuals who are having implant treatments may also have partial dentures recommended temporarily. This is because the installation of full dental implants may take some time.

Healthy teeth located on either side of the gap secure the plate of partial dentures in place.

The plate is made of plastic or acrylic and sometimes uses a metal framework to hold it in place. Some new removable partial dentures used by many dentists no longer use metal, which eliminates the potential damage to the surrounding healthy teeth.

Further Information

For more information on partial dentures, click on the links below:

>> Partial Dentures - In-Depth Review

>> How Long Do Partial Dentures Last?

>> Differences Between a Partial Denture Vs Full Denture

Flexible Partial Dentures

Flexible partial dentures

Flexible partial dentures have some of the highest comfort level satisfaction among wearers

Some of the other best false teeth options getting good recognition and favorable reviews are flexible dentures. These have some of the highest comfort levels of satisfaction among wearers.

The outer layer coating of flexible resin in the base of the dentures gives them flexibility. This allows them to lock in place, giving superior stability.

The base of the dentures, made of transparent pink opaque shading, allows the natural color of the gum to be seen for a more pleasing cosmetic effect.

The great advantage of flexible dentures is that they are virtually unbreakable and last longer. Even though they tend to cost more than regular dentures, many find that comfort, aesthetics, and durability are worth the initial investment!

Further Information

For a comprehensive look into flexible partial dentures, including what they are, how they work, their advantages and disadvantages, and the cost of flexible dentures, click on the link below...

>> What Are Flexible Partial Dentures?

And for a quick overview of flexible dentures, why not check out this video:

Single Tooth Dental Implants

single tooth dental implant

Single tooth dental implants offer strength and stability not available from other false teeth options

A single-tooth dental implant is often the perfect solution for individuals missing just one or a few teeth. The implant requires the installation of a high-grade titanium “artificial root” into the jawbone. Attached to that is a false tooth. Once completed, the tooth will look like your remaining natural teeth.

Dental implants are used in many ways. They can support a single crown, a dental bridge, or a full set of dentures depending on the situation. Because the foundation of the implant goes directly into the jawbone, they offer strength and stability not available from any other of the available false teeth options.

Because dental implants feel, function, and look like natural teeth, they are easy to care for. All they need is to be brushed daily and regular visits to your dentist will ensure your dental implants will last a long time and provide you with years of use.

Further Information

For more information on dental implants, click on the links below:

>> Dental Implants - In-Depth Review

>> Pros and Cons of Dental Implants

>> 20 Top Dental Implant Questions and Answers


Overdenture to be seated on dental implants

Overdentures are secured to dental implants or supported by other teeth by dental attachments.

Overdentures are false teeth options secured to dental implants or supported by other teeth by dental attachments. Two of the main types of overtures are telescopic dentures and bar joint dentures.

Patients with bone density problems are generally the best candidates for telescopic dentures.

The bar joint denture is an option for patients who lose most of their lower teeth. This would result in them having nothing to hold the denture in place while chewing.

The benefits of overdentures include aesthetic appearance, improvement in speech, chewing, jaw alignment, and bone loss prevention.

Overdentures are also known as Snap-in dentures. They can be a great option for the right candidates.

Further Information

To read more about the advantages, disadvantages, procedure, and cost of overdentures, click on the link below...

>> Snap-In Dentures - What You Need To Know

Dental Bridges

implant-supported dental bridge

The dental bridge is held in place by the natural teeth or dental implants located on either side of the gap being filled

A dental bridge utilizes one or more false teeth in an appliance that fits between two natural teeth bridging and filling the gap. The bridge is held in place by the natural teeth or dental implants located on either side of the gap being filled. There are four different types of dental bridges.

Conventional Fixed Bridge

A conventional, or traditional fixed bridge uses crowns, or retainers, to attach to the teeth that anchor it in place. The connectors between the retainers and bridge can be rigid or one of them can be movable. Your specific situation will determine which of these connectors your dentist feels is the best solution.

Cantilever Bridge

A cantilever bridge is supported by just one natural tooth instead of teeth on both sides of the gap the bridge is required to fill.

Maryland Bridge

A Maryland bridge does not use crowns on anchor teeth. Instead, it has wings on either end that attach to the neighboring natural teeth with an adhesive.

Implant-Supported Bridge

An implant-supported bridge is much like a conventional bridge only it does not require anchor teeth to hold it in place. Instead, this type of bridge requires dental implants to be inserted into the jaw, to which the bridge is attached.

Immediate Dentures

Immediate dentures are more accurately termed temporary dentures. They can be full or partial and are used to permit you to eat, speak, and smile while your gums heal from the removal of natural teeth. Once your mouth has healed and you are ready for permanent dentures, you will switch, and the immediate dentures are replaced.

These temporary dentures are not the perfect solution for everyone. Your dentist will know if immediate dentures are an appropriate option for you. Should you receive immediate dentures, be prepared to wear them for up to six months. The actual time frame will vary depending on how your gums heal.

Immediate dentures are generally uncomfortable during the healing process and once your swollen gums go back to normal, your temporary dentures may not fit properly which may result in a variety of problems. This is why you eventually switch out to permanent, better-fitting dentures.

Economy Dentures

If there was a scale to measure dentures on, economy dentures would be near the bottom of that list. There are good reasons for that. First, they look fake. Second, they don’t fit correctly and are uncomfortable to wear. They require dental adhesive to keep in place at all times.

However, there are a few good reasons to consider these generic, economy dentures as your false teeth option. As the name implies, these dentures are not costly. For individuals on a budget in need of false teeth, economy dentures are a good value and the most cost-effective solution to replacing missing teeth.

If you are fine with poorly fitting dentures that will take you to your dentist’s office frequently for realignments and adjustments, then economy dentures could be the solution you have been waiting for. Although the quality of the material used in these dentures is less durable than in other false teeth, economy dentures are still dentures.

In summary...

This is only a brief overview of some of the different types of dentures available. To read more about the best false teeth options, click here.

False Teeth Products

There are many new false teeth products on the market. This is due to many reasons including:

  • an increase in the different denture options available,
  • the increase in popularity, and
  • advancements in technology.

These products can help to maintain your dentures, keep them looking their best, and give you the confidence you need.

We have written quite a few articles covering many different false teeth products on the market. Click on the images below for a closer look:

Denture Adhesives

Denture adhesives come in powders, creams, and cushions, and work to create a seal between the gums and dentures. Read more on Denture Adhesive Creams and Powders.

Ultrasonic Denture Cleaners

A dental ultrasonic cleaner is the best way to keep your false teeth clean, but it should not be the only cleaning tool you use.

Denture Brush Options

Proper oral hygiene is still very important when you wear dentures. The best way to keep them clean is by using a brush designed specifically for use with false teeth.

Denture Brush Cases

To keep your dentures safe and clean, they come with a range of accessories. See our picks of denture cases to keep yours hygienically clean and safe.

Denture Toothpaste & Cleansers

See our recommendations for denture toothpaste and denture cleanser tablets here.

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  1. Julia Carlson on July 28, 2016 at 12:06 pm

    I didn’t know there were so many options for fake teeth! My grandma has dentures, but she doesn’t like them very much. She said they’re a pain. My other grandma got dental implants instead and loves the way they feel. She loves being able to eat whatever she wants.

    • False Teeth Options on August 2, 2016 at 11:20 pm

      Hi Julia
      Thanks for your comments. Yes, there are many different options available these days… much more variety than there used to be. It’s not only the old fashioned dentures that many of us may be used to either, so it’s well worth reading up about the different false teeth options available, and of course talking to your dentist, to see if there is anything more appropriate.

  2. mohlakwane alfred on January 20, 2017 at 7:56 am

    I had an accident while growing up and I was badly injured. I lost about 4 teeth and the gums were also damaged. so my question is, are there any chances for me to get false teeth that can suit my condition?

    • False Teeth Options on January 22, 2017 at 5:22 pm

      Hi there
      You should be able to get something to help with your situation, but it would be best to talk directly with your dentist for specific advice.
      For some temporary false teeth solutions that may be of some benefit, make sure you check out this page.
      All the best

  3. Prosthesis patient on July 8, 2021 at 1:12 pm

    Dental prostheses or single tooth restorations can really help to improve your overall well-being, for aesthetical reasons and for health reasons as well. One can chew, speak and smile better.

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