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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

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

  1. Dr. Chris

    Dear Paris,

    Of course there is hope! A good looking and fitting denture is possible and all you need to do is find a dentist that has the experience to make this happen. There are many different payment plans that will also help you. I encourage you to start with a search in your area for a AACD accredited cosmetic dentist and speak to them, I am sure they can help or direct you.

    Keep smiling,

    Dr. Chris

  2. Lynnette phillips

    I need new dentures but need to know prices please

  3. Dr. Chris

    Dear Lynnette,

    While I love helping people, I cannot simply quote a price…I can tell you that dentures range in price and quality just like anything in life. You can spend $600 or $6000….What I do recommend is you find a dentist that has lots of experience, before and after photos of his/her work, that you like.

    Keep smiling,

    Dr. Chris

  4. Paul OToole

    I have dentures but over the years mtmy upper lip has thined. Are there dentures that give you a more natural look?

  5. doris baldwin

    I live in the San Antonio Texas area and need to locate a Dentist like yesterday..that can provide me with a complete set of dentures that look and feel like natural fitting teeth…not..fake looking …often too big or ill fitting..

    Can you send me some referrals…Please…Need your help in doing this badly…

  6. Dr. Chris

    Dear Doris, I am not able to find a dentist is your area that I am familiar with…Please go to and click the find a dentist button. A accredited or fellow member is what you want. Some are a bit of a drive from your location but it would be worth the time…

    Dr. Chris

  7. Dr. Chris

    Hello Paul,

    A denture can add bulk on the inside of your lip and make it look better ๐Ÿ™‚ You can also have your dentist test this by adding wax on top of the denture and see if you like it first.

    Dr. Chris

  8. Cookie

    Hi, Dr. Chris, I’m 53 years old, I’m going to have a mold made for false upper teeth next week, at Case Western Reserve Dental College, in Cleveland, Ohio. I want natural looking dentures, I’m so nervous going to a dental school. Please! Recommended me a great dentist in my area Shaker Hts.Ohio. Also I’m in the process of losing 15 pounds, should I lose the weight first before I get my dentures? Thanks!…..From: Lady who needs beautiful dentures!!

  9. Dr. Chris

    Dear Cookie ๐Ÿ™‚

    Love the name!
    Natural looking dentures are an “art” and it is tough to find a great dentist who can do this…I don’t know any top dentists in that area…but, when you do go through the denture process the key will be for the dentist who is working on you to try in the WAX MODEL with the actual teeth in it. Do NOT approve the denture in WAX until you like it. Everything about the denture can be changed in this state. The dentist can move the teeth until you like it. Do not let them finish it until you are happy and you will get a good looking denture.

    All the best with the weight loss. I do not believe it will make a huge difference so go ahead and get yourself some beautiful teeth!


    Dr. Chris

  10. shirley short

    dearchrisilive in arnld mo doyou know of a good dentist inmy area.iwant natural looking dentures

  11. Dr. Chris

    I would see this doctor ๐Ÿ™‚

    Jack D. Griffin, Jr., DMD
    18 Hilltop Village Center Dr
    Eureka, MO 63025
    United States
    (636) 938-6241

  12. Bunny Mitchell

    I am in memphis tenn. I have had terrible luck with getting dentures that are not huge. The bottoms make me look like im chewing tobacco and the dentist says well what do you want me to do. Hes making the next set and wants me to tell him what to do to change this. If you can make dentures I will drive there and pay you to do them. Do you do different size teeth because my natural ones were smaller than most peoples. I hafe pictures of my smile before I lost my teeth.

  13. Julia

    Hello, I am 35 and in need of alot of dental work that i just cant afford. I have alot of missing molars and am in need of 5 root canals due to huge cavities. I have Medi-cal and it doesn’t cover root canals on posterior teeth or any crowns/caps (which is something i need badly). So im thinking about getting full dentures (that Medi-Cal does cover)… I have a hard time eating and am very self concious of my teeth…from what i hear dentures are a pain in the butt but will likely improve my appearance and hopefully allow me to eat better. So my question is do you know of any good dentists for dentures in or near Tarzana, California that will take Medi-Cal/Denti-Cal, I am ready to be able to smile, be pain free and have a normal mouth, i just don’t want fake looking dentures as I am only 35 and will eventually want to date again

  14. Dr. Chris

    Hello Bunny,

    Dentures should match your “style” and require a bit or artistry to make right. All dentures should be made out of wax and approved by you before they finished them in acrylic. I do dentures but it would be quite a drive for you….I did just see a patient yesterday that drove from Charlotte North Carolina ๐Ÿ™‚

    Dr. Chris

  15. Dr. Chris

    Hello Julia,

    I don’t know any dentists in Tarzana but I used to go there all the time (my God-mother lived there)! I would make sure you spend the money for some good dentures from a top dentist or you will end up with a serious headache for the rest of your life….make payments or save-up, don’t settle for something that you can’t chew with or looks horrible…


    Dr. Chris

  16. Christine power

    I am in the process of having a new full top plate made. My dental technician is trying his best to make a good set of dentures but I am unsure if I like the look of the teeth. He is telling me if they have a slight gap along the bottom they will look more natural and younger. My current set are 15 years old, worn and square along the bottom edge, I can’t seem to get used to the look. I would like to send you a photo for your opinion?

  17. Dr. Chris

    Sure, send me a photo and I will do what I can. Remember, you need to like the teeth, not the dentist or the technician ๐Ÿ™‚

  18. Willie

    I have been using the same set of dentures since June 1953 (they are now 63 years old and still as functional as the first day.) Dentist in the service which looked at the dentures said they were beyond the period in which they were made. The dentist who made the teeth is no longer with this world. Would it be possible for a dentist to look at the dentures and maybe duplicate the workmanship.

  19. Dr. Chris

    Dear Paul. A denture can be designed to give support to the upper lip so yes :).
    Keep smiling,
    Dr Chris

  20. Dr. Chris

    Dear Doris. I would go to the website and look for an accredited cosmetic dentist in your area!
    I hope you find the right one.
    Dr Chris

  21. Dr. Chris

    Dear Willie! That is the kind of dentistry I like to hear about :). Yes, dentists with the right skill and lab can duplicate the denture. Keep it safe and have a copy made :). You are very lucky…

    Dr Chris

  22. Joan

    Hi, had my teeth removed on Monday, in so much pain! Feels like i have two rugby gums in my mouth, cannot talk or eat! How long before it feels better? Will this feeling of having gums ever get beter. Really struggling to eat! Tried everything, just does not work. Pain never stops!

  23. Dr. Chris

    Dear Joan, I am sorry you are in so much pain. It has now been 6 days and you should be feeling better! If you are not then it is possibly you have what is called a dry-socket or tooth/bone infection. I hope you were given antibiotics, probiotics and pain medication after your procedure! If not you need to call your dentist (you should call them anyhow).
    The discomfort really gets a lot better after 2 weeks and then you need to rebuild your smile – there are many options for this and I hope you are able to incorporate some dental implants in the procedure.
    I hope this helps and you feel better soon…

  24. Terry owens

    Hi Paul I am 58 I have had dentures for 10 years temporary plates were made my face or mite I say my jaw bone skin is starting to say will new dentures in prove my look

  25. Dr. Chris

    You can expect an improvement in many parts of your face with correctly designed dentures as the vertical height of your face and your lips are restored. This often makes a tremendous difference!
    Dr. Chris

  26. Deborah

    Hi Dr. My dentures are really loose and chipped on the bottom back denture I need new ones. Do you take Medicare/Medi-cal?

  27. Dr. Chris

    Dear Deborah,

    I am sorry your dentures are loose. I have built a practice outside of the insurance network in order to provide quality care that I see is lacking nearly everywhere these days. I would not be able to deliver a decent pair of dentures at the reimbursement rate from medicare. It is sad, but true. Your best bet for a quality pair of dentures is to save and find a dentist that has a passion for quality and will work with you until a beautiful set of new dentures is created.

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