Stained teeth, crooked teeth, broken teeth, missing teeth, no teeth at all- there can be so many reasons to be unhappy with our natural teeth. I was never blessed with a perfect set of chompers. So trust me, I know your struggle. Getting real dentures would have cost me a damn fortune. Hence, I decided to go for a much cheaper alternative.
False teeth are very common and popular all around the world. So I got myself a set of false teeth to make up for the five teeth I lost to periodontal disease. Of course, I got my teeth fixed by a dentist later on. But the fake teeth performed exceedingly well as a temporary fix.
If your story is kind of similar to mine, welcome to the team! Not sure how too find what you are looking for? Don’t sweat over it because I have listed down 3 best false teeth that actually works.
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Best Fake Teeth – Comparison
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Reviews of Top 3 False Teeth You Can Count on
Is this the best false teeth to invest in? No. But is it the absolute best you can buy when you can’t afford an expensive implant? Hell yes!
First things first, these false teeth are for cosmetic purpose only. Don’t act like a daredevil and try to eat a steak dinner with these on. However, you can drink water, juice or lemonade without any issue. Just avoid teeth-staining drinks like tea, coffee, soft drinks or wine.
If you really need to grab a bite, eating something light, like a cookie or pudding. It will be okay. Imako comes in two versions- bleach and normal. Both are available in small and large sizes. In my opinion, the large size isn’t actually that large. So try it only if you have an average-sized mouth.
The most idiot-proof way to determine the right size for you is to measure the width of your 4 front teeth. If it’s approx 28 mm or 1-1/8th inches, get the small one. If it’s close to 32 mm or 1-1/4th inches, go for the large one.
Coming to the design and quality, I can’t complain much. Both the teeth and the gum look very real, not too shiny nor horsey. It takes a while to figure out how the molding and fitting work, for the first time.
Going through the instruction manual alone could take you an hour or two. But after a little practice, the teeth fit exactly how you need them to be. If you have a few teeth missing in the front or back, use fitting beads or dental wax to provide support to the tooth-less areas.
For the perfect fit, apart from remarkable patience, you will also need a nail file/ small knife and a clipper. That’s it. The manufacturer says you can use them without the adhesive too. But I won’t suggest pulling off that kind of stunt. Use an adhesive or dental cream to keep the teeth in place and they don’t slip out even if you sneeze too hard.
Once the fitting is perfect, it won’t interfere with your smile or make you lisp at all. Keeping the thing clean is also dead simple. Just take them out, brush them with your regular toothpaste and dip it in mouthwash. As simple as that.
If all you want is a bright and broad smile without shelling out a chunk of money, this could really help. I admire how real they look. Most false teeth I have seen in my life have dark red gums, which is far from being realistic. Molding and fitting this stuff definitely requires time and skill. But once you get the hang of it, you would be able to set them in minutes.
Don’t forget to stick them with a dental cream or glue to avoid any potential awkward moment. Don’t worry if you mess it up while molding. You can start all over again as the fitting material is amazingly flexible. Both taking off and putting on the teeth are easy which makes them perfect for regular use.
The teeth are as comfortable as false teeth can be. You won’t lisp or feel uncomfortable in any way if the fitting is done right.
Imako is suitable for all kinds of dental conditions, except buckteeth and underbite. You should keep that in mind before making a decision. Nonetheless, they will fit you snugly even if you have several upper teeth missing in the front or back. What’s better, it works even if you have no teeth left. Just trim the false teeth from the sides and use fitting beads to fill in the gaps. That’s it.
What’s even better is that you can even drink and eat soft foods, just avoid drinking anything too hot or cold to avoid discoloration.
My only beef with this product is the time-consuming fitting process. It takes a few attempts to get it right. However, considering the price, it is not a big deal for me.
This one seemingly doesn’t have a great online reputation. But this doesn’t necessarily mean that the product is crappy. A person’s inability to properly mold fake teeth made from plastic is not the product’s fault. Is it?
Instant Smile comes at a dirt-cheap price and is only meant to be a temporary solution to tooth loss, misshapen, broken or crooked teeth issues.
The upper teeth set comes in two sizes, viz. small and medium. The lower teeth set is one-size-fits-all. For an adult with an average-sized mouth, the medium size should work out just fine. Since everyone’s anatomy is different, you will naturally have to make some adjustments with a fingernail file.
To prep the teeth for fitting, you will need to heat the material thoroughly and start molding while it’s not. I’m not saying it’s super easy but you get what you pay for. Take your time to read the instructions properly. It’s very thorough and will nicely walk you through the whole process. About the appearance, honestly speaking, the teeth look abnormally white.
But I have a secret trick to fix the issue. Just dip the teeth in strong black coffee or black tea for some time. It will color it with the normal human teeth-shade. Also, don’t forget to dab a little bit of dental glue to fix the teeth in place. Sounds like a lot of work, I know. But the hard work pays off.
It can be best fake teeth you can find on a shoestring budget, only if you have the patience to read the lengthy instruction manual. I’m not going to lie. It could take you 2-3 hours to get a snug fit on the first day. But trust me when I say that it does get easier with time.
Here is what you can to avoid a bad experience- only choose the medium size if you are an adult. The small version is only suitable for kids. Also, make sure to get extra fitting beads if you have very few or no teeth at all. The beads will provide the strength and support it needs for a snug fit.
Also, avoid eating anything or sleeping with these fake teeth on. However, you can drink water with no problem. Lastly, don’t compare it with real partial dentures. These kinds of products are only meant to be used as a smile-enhancer, not a clinical solution for tooth damage.
While the upper veneer set works fine after some toiling, the lower set is much harder to set. Unless really necessary, you should only purchase the upper set separately.
Compared to most false teeth brands I know of, this one is made from a more flexible material. The molding and fitting process for this one is pretty straightforward. Just follow all the instructions to the T and it will turn out just fine.
One pro tip for you to help you with the molding: make sure the water is at boiling point. Most people dip it warm water which can’t adequately soften the material, resulting in uneven fit. It is a one-size-fits-all product, mostly suited for teens and adults.
If your mouth is too small (as is the case with most women), this may not be the right choice for you. Also, even when you get the desired fit, it could take you a little practice to talk normally while wearing them.
As is the case with all similar products, you shouldn’t sleep or eat while wearing them. However, you can definitely drink anything or eat soft foods such as biscuits or pudding while wearing them. The teeth are very realistic looking. Some might even get fooled into thinking that you got veneers.
Apart from great pliability and real-looking design, I also loved the fact that you can fit them on even if you have only one tooth left in your mouth. With the help of fitting beads, you can easily place them right where you want. It has enough width to ensure full mouth coverage.
You shouldn’t have any problem drinking or eating soft foods with it. But before you do that, make sure you stick them firmly in place with a strong glue, just to be more safe. Some users have apparently complained that the sticky pink part of the molding material gets stuck in the mouth while molding. I think I know where the problem lies. You got to take the molding material out of your mouth the moment it begins to cool off. That thing hardens and gets stuck in the mouth the second starts to cool down.
Most women have smaller mouths than men, which makes these false teeth feel a little bulky and tight for them. This could also result in a slight overbite. But that’d be hardly noticeable unless you stare at it for too long.
What Are the Different Types of False Teeth?
In order to determine which false teeth would suit you best, you need to know your options. Below I have explained 3 basic types of dentures to help you make the right decision:
This type of dentures are custom-fitted to replace the entire set of your teeth. Both conventional and immediate full dentures use acrylic raisin for base and porcelain for teeth. As the name implies, immediate dentures can be inserted by your dentist right after your teeth have been removed. However, you will have to reline them constantly for the first 8-12 weeks as the bone structure around your teeth heals from the extraction trauma.
Conventional dentures are a better alternative if you can manage to live without teeth for 2-3 months. Your dentist can place it only after your gum tissues are completely healed. I’d suggest buying an immediate false tooth as a temporary fix for your smile until your conventional full fixtures are ready to go in place.
Full dentures replace all of a person’s teeth while partial dentures can make up for the absence of only a couple of teeth. Partials are supported by a metal framework. There is a pink-colored base near the metal piece that helps to keep the denture in place in your mouth. The only difference major between a bridge and a partial denture is that the latter one is removable. Partials are conventionally made from acrylic material and can be quite realistic-looking.
On top of this, it also provides extra support to your remaining natural teeth. This would prevent your natural teeth from changing position as long as your partials fit you snugly.
This is the category I’ve focused on in this article. It is also a type of partial dentures, made from more lightweight, softer and pliable materials. Flexible dentures use thermoplastic material that doesn’t crumble under pressure or high heat.
These are high in demand not only because of the talking comfort and adjustments it offers but also due to their realistic-appearance. The bleached versions closely resemble natural human teeth after bleaching at a fraction of the price of full dentures.
The Ease of Maintaining False Teeth
Another key reason for the immense popularity of false teeth is easy maintenance. You can remove and put them back on multiple times a day without any trouble. When they need cleaning, you can just brush them with your regular toothpaste.
For deep cleaning (which should be done at least once a week), dip your teeth in a denture cleaning solution for a few minutes, brush them with a teeth whitening toothpaste and finally, rinse with a mouth wash.
Now that you know what are the best false teeth options available for you, keeping going. The best part about the products I reviewed in this segment is that they leave a large margin for error. Meaning, even if you mess up several times while molding the teeth, you can always start from the top.
Not to mention that they cost peanuts. So even if it doesn’t work, you don’t have a lot to lose. Treat them only as a temporary, cosmetic solution for a bright smile and you’ll get your money’s worth. I promise.