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Dentures That Look Real – Natural, Beautiful And Comfortable

 

Natural looking dentures are what everyone with “false teeth” wants. So why is it then that so many, if not most, dentures look and feel terrible?

It is so sad to me that after already having suffered the loss of ones teeth now the new teeth make them look and feel older as well.

Many people have written me and asked me about cosmetic dentures, or natural looking dentures. Do they exist?

The simple answer is yes, of course they do, but not at a “buy one get one pair free” price. Creating beautiful, functional dentures is an art and takes time. The dentist needs to often set the teeth themselves, not just send them to a lab.

Think about it. You suddenly lost all your teeth, your gums, your lip support. The distance from your chin to your nose went from normal to almost touching. Yesterday we looked like a vibrant 45 year old and today you are pushing 70. This is essentially what loosing your teeth does to you. Now you want to replace the missing teeth and missing confidence. You have two choices, go with the almost “one size fits all” dentures which you will only wear if you absolutely have to, or you could go and invest in a beautiful smile, maybe something far superior to what you had in the past. The difference, over the lifespan of the denture (for arguments sake let’s say about 20 years) is less than pennies per day!!!

Most patients are drawn into the “denture specials” and end up sad and disappointed. Then I get comments on this website blog or via email or in my practice asking me what they can do. Well, you can throw out those fake teeth that make you look and feel 30 years older than you are, have an artist make you a beautiful set of natural looking dentures, OR, you could try to live with what you have. There really are few options at this point.

Needless to say, I strongly urge you to invest in yourself, your smile, your confidence. People do not need to know you have false teeth. As a matter of fact, you could have an incredible smile that most people envie. It is up to you.

Smile, It’s Natural!

Dr. Chris

posted in Blog, Cosmetic Dentistry

28 thoughts on “Dentures That Look Real – Natural, Beautiful And Comfortable

  1. June Millwood

    I would like a price for full set of dentures

  2. hahndds

    Dear June,
    I would be more than happy to look at your personal situation and give you a few options. Please feel free to visit my office for a free consult!
    Keep smiling,
    Dr. Chris

  3. yolin

    hi doc chris i would love to have a beautiful smile i have never felt worthy of anything i always pride myself on helping others and i need help now and no one can help me i am a single mother of 4 i dont have a lot of money iam on a very tight budget i would love for u to make me beautiful cause i really feel bad about myself

  4. hahndds

    Dear Yolin,

    You are not alone in your situation. And even more importantly, you can be helped.
    I would suggest you stop by for a free consultation so I can see what we have to work with. This will allow me to give you a more educated answer :)
    I hope to see you soon,
    Doc Chris

  5. Victoria Owens

    Hi, I’m from Franklinton, La. . I would like to know if you could recommend someone in my area that does what you do? Thanks.

  6. hahndds

    Dear Victoria,

    While I am not familiar with someone directly in your area, I suggest you go to http://www.aacd.com and click “find a dentist” on the page. There you can view the accredited cosmetic dentists in their organization. Those dentists in my opinion are the best of the best.
    All the best.
    Keep smiling,
    Dr. Chris

  7. kimberly rosado

    yes i had top dentures put in this past april was a year . and we paid alot for them even with insurance.. however they cracked down the middle after haveing them 10 mos.. and now i dont have dental insurance any more because husband lost his job..and im stuck not knowing what to do.. :(

  8. hahndds

    Dear Kimberly,
    You will need to have your dentist repair the denture. This is not a terribly expensive procedure. Dentures can break if dropped fairly easily…
    Have a great day!
    Dr. Chris

  9. Dana

    Dear Dr Hahn, I am 41 years old and i’m afraid I am going to die. My teeth hurt constantly. They are broke off and in such bad shape. I honestly feel like giving up! People stare and make fun of me. I take care of my father so I do not have much money. He had a stroke last year. I do not like to go out any where. I cry all the time. I really need my teeth out. I do not want to die from bad teeth. I pace the floor an can hardly sleep the pain is so bad. I do not want infection from my teeth to go to my heart and kill me.I am so scared!~~Thanks for listening~~Dana

  10. hahndds

    Dear Dana. Sorry to hear about the challenges you currently face. I really hope you are able to find the strength to get through this phase in your life.
    There are several places in Louisville that help people in situations just like yours. I would start by contacting the U of L Dental School. They can help you or refer you to someone for sure.
    I wish you the best and hope to hear how you are doing better soon…

    Dr. Chris

  11. Rosalie goldwine

    just wanna know how much the denture upper down

  12. hahndds

    Dear Rosalie,
    The cost of a denture depends on many factors, so to get an exact price I would need to see you. Quality cosmetic dentures are not a “one size fits all” appliance. To ensure that you will love your teeth we put a lot of effort and thought into it’s design and development.
    Stop by the office and we can take a quick look and hopefully answer all your questions!

    Keep smiling,
    Dr. Chris

  13. Yvette Johnson

    Hi Dr. Hahn,
    I have been wearing dentures (top/bottom) and they are terrible. They are too big, it doesn’t matter how much adhesive I use they are still loose. When I chew or talk they make a clacking noise, lost weight because eating is very difficult and painful. I would love to have Ideal or facelift dentures, but I don’t know where to locate a dentist that specialize in this area. If possible would you please refer a dentist in or around the Chicago land area (Evergreen, Oak Lawn, or Burbank) Hope to hear from you real soon because I really need to get into the swing of things again. Thanks for your assistance.

  14. Jason

    Dr. I must applaud you for your dedication to removable prosthetics. I’m a CDT and wish I had more accounts like you that push for premium appliances for the oral health of your patients. Have a blessed day!

  15. Mick

    I have false teeth, I feel like my top lip has disappeared and I have a crooked smile , is my false teeth ? Could there be something done about this hence better false teeth

  16. hahndds

    Thank you Jason, that is really nice to hear :)

    I wish you a great day as well!
    Dr. Chris

  17. hahndds

    Dear Mick,

    Many things can be done to give you a better smile. Remember, bone supports teeth and teeth support your soft tissue, ie lips. Bone goes away over time if it is not stimulated (by teeth or implants). We can make dentures that replace lost supportive tissue which will give you more lip support.
    You need a “top quality” dentist to give you a top quality restoration.
    Sincerely,
    Dr. Chris

  18. Desiree Codrington

    Please I am interested in a new partical I doN’T LIKE MY PRESENT ONE.

  19. hahndds

    Dear Desiree,

    I would be more than happy to make you a good fitting and good looking partial. Feel free to call Lori at 502-228-4585 at you convenience.

    Keep smiling,

    Dr. Chris

  20. Bubblesprite

    I need help!! I am 28 yr old female, I have basically had problems with my teeth since I was 4. I was a premie, (3 months early) and since I got my baby teeth I’m I have had issues. At first I had to get silver caps on all my teeth because I had no calcium in my teeth, which caused small holes in most of my teeth that were visible. After I lost all the caps and got my new grown up teeth it was problem after problem. I have always had great hygiene, so my problems did not stem from not brushing or flossing. We calculated that by the time I was 27 we had spent somewhere close to 68,000 dollars on my mouth. 4 years ago I had no bone on one of my four front teeth, and they took a piece of my chin, and put it in place of my missing bone. 3 years later, it is already disintegrated. I had braces when I was 18, off when I was 22. By the time I was 25 because of the extensive teeth work I had done ( crowns, etc.) my teeth were all crooked again. Top and bottom. So I saw a dentist who suggested invisalign. The invisalign would have been great except for the tooth in the front ( the one with the missing bone), had to be built into the tray because it couldn’t have moved with the trays. Fast forward to 2 years later, I can’t take out the trays like I’m supposed to, because of my missing front tooth, being a fairly attractive 28 yr old female, I am very embarrassed to even take them out when by myself. I don’t take them out to eat, or sleep because my bite is so offset that it hurts. My teeth are crumbling because of the constant coverage from the trays. I had someone the other day tell me my breath always is bad, although I brush my teeth more than 5 iomes a day, and floss etc. I am at a point where I have had enough! I am looking at 10,000 dollars right now just to fix what’s wrong currently and finish my invisalign . After the trays come out, I have to get another surgery (5,000) to put a bone back up in the front tooth so I can have a tooth there. I am at my wits end, I am embarrassed to smile, because my teeth are very yellow, and the trays get more dirty because I can’t keep them out for an extended amount of time. I thought about veneers, but I can’t do that because there isn’t enough of my teeth to save. I am 28 and have 3 missing teeth on the right side, my front tooth is missing, and my back tooth ( on my good side I can chew on) just crumbled into pieces 3 nights ago, and can’t be saved. So veneers are not an option, my only option is to have dentures. I am sorry for writing so much, I am very embarrassed to even talk about this to anyone, or to have anyone examine my mouth. My only option at this point is to have dentures put in at 28 years old, is there anyway that I could get your opinion on if this is the right decision or not. I mean I guess I’m to the point where it doesn’t matter if its the right decision because its the only decision.

    So here’s the question, will people be able to tell? Will I look like bugs bunny? I had someone tell me the other day that I was beautiful but my only downfall was that I had ugly teeth and bad breath! I mean I guess dentures couldn’t be more embarrassing than that! I need to know if I can have them made, to where people might not even notice ? I know this is alot; but I getting them done in 2 days, an I am terrified !! Any input ( as long as it’s objective and not mean ) is welcome. Again sorry for the book I wrote, but I am embarrassed to talk to anyone about this.
    Can I have them made so it looks natural and beautiful ? And can smile with confidence?
    I am getting both upper and lower at the same time, and it’s from a well known dentist who seems great, and his work that I have seen is immaculate. But I’m so scared; I hve no family around. I’m on my own, and I just would really appreciate any advice. If a picture of me would help, I will upload one, and let you see my smile now.
    Thanks, I don’t expect a response but I would love to get one; your my only option . So please if it’s not too much to ask; I would like you to email me back a response.
    And any input from anyone on this site is welcome, but please don’t be mean; I’m going thru enough .

  21. hahndds

    I am so sorry to hear about your story, especially the fact that you think anyone could or would be mean to you…that is just sad. It looks like you have tried a lot to fix your teeth. Dentures at 28 with all the money you are looking to spend may not be the best option! I think you need someone to truly look at your mouth and the reasons behind the failure. How do you know the dentist you are seeing is good? How do you know pulling all your teeth is the right decision? If you have been going through invisalign then you must have had some pretty ok teeth to start with. Even if you save a few it is better than loosing them all!

    PLEASE read the post on the “dental cycle” here BEFORE getting you teeth pulled. I would seriously want to see your x-rays and digital photos before I would advocate getting dentures. So, call your dentist, ask the office to send your x-rays and chart records to me at info@idealdentistry.com and I will review your case and give you my honest opinion. No charge. I just need to make sure you are making the right decision ok!?

    Keep smiling,

    Dr. Chris

  22. Olivia

    Bubblesprite, please get second and third opinions before you decide to get your teeth pulled. I was grief-stricken after the death of my first born son and after I realized my teeth were moving in front (upper), I changed dentist and went to a cosmetic doctor. I was told that X-rays showed micro fractures and that sooner or later my teeth would break off, could be 5, 10 or 20 years! Because of my grief process…….nothing mattered. I had all my top teeth pulled! Later, I learned that it was the worst decision I ever made in my life. My teeth could have been saved. Now it has been a year and the denture that a local dentist wants me to “settle” for (+$6K) is horrible. I look like an old, old woman with a sunken face, not to mention that my nose have been deformed due to my lost teeth. SO, PLEASE DO ALL YOU CAN TO SAVE YOUR TEETH. HOW ABOUT IMPLANTS? Good Luck.

  23. Mandy berry

    I seem to be a hard case to crack… I am soon to be 27 and within the last 8 months I’ve lost 9 teeth.. All of my front top four and 5 bottom.. Come to find out my calcium isn’t being absorbed and my teeth will keep going south.. Another downfall I can’t have implants due to that reason.. I have a flipper and a partial for time being but I’m wanting to look into a full set of dentures.. What brought me to your site was how beautiful and natural the ones you all do.. Being young my smile is important and I no longer smile.. And the constant worry of another tooth breaking makes my self confidence low.. I can eat the things I’d like to eat.. I’d love to give you the opportunity to bring my smile back

  24. hahndds

    Dear Mandy,

    Sorry to hear about your condition…that is tough. I am sure we (dentistry) will have more options for you soon, being that you are only 27.
    Now, making a beautiful denture for the time being is an option. I have several high profile patients that have had dentures since they were young and their smiles are all over the Louisville social scene. You can have a beautiful smile with a denture! It does take a bit more time, and the dentist needs to hand set each tooth and even after it is finished we need to add “character” to the teeth. I would love to help you when you are ready.

    Keep smiling,

    Dr. Chris

  25. StarAnna

    Dear Dr Chris:
    I admire your personal touch with your patients and even complete strangers. That says so much about you as a caring genuine person to take time out to answer random questions.

    Im in the Cincinnati area and would be interested in knowing how many visits and adjustments are usually typical . Ive been wearing a beautiful denture for 3 years now identical to my teeth but my lower teeth now need removed and i wondered how long after that i could get fitted for a lower realistic denture? Thank you so much!

  26. hahndds

    Dear Star,

    I am glad you have a good looking smile :) And thank you for the compliment.

    The lower teeth are quite challenging due to the usual lack of stability…I try to place at least 2 implants to help with that!

    Once all teeth are removed and the tissue begins to heal it can take several months until it is done changing. During this time most patients wear a temporary denture which, as you mentioned, will require adjustments every few weeks.

    Cincinnati is not that far :) I used to work there every Friday!

    Anyhow, if you are interested let me know and call Lori at my office ;)

    Keep smiling,

    Dr. Chris

  27. Herbert. Huffstetler

    I have both upper and lower partials,seven upper and seven lower each,both fit bad,iam 74 years young.

  28. hahndds

    Good Morning Herbert,

    I love your attitude on age :) You only are as old as you feel!
    It should be possible for a dentist to make you a better fitting pair of partials, warranting that the teeth left are in good shape. I would suggest you speak to your dentist and voice your concerns, I hope they can adjust them or make a good fitting pair.

    Keep Smiling,

    Dr. Chris

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