What Are Permanent Fake Teeth Called?


Many cosmetic dental procedures can be done without removing any of your natural teeth. These procedures include shifting teeth around, closing gaps, and fixing smaller issues with your teeth, including cavity pain.

However, sometimes the issues can be so bad that they require additional work. And at times, you may find yourself in the position where parts of your natural tooth are removed. This can happen in various instances, but here are examples of so-called “fake teeth.”

Dental veneers, also called porcelain veneers, are wafer-thin, custom-made shells of tooth-colored materials. These shells cover the front of your teeth so they look much different than your original teeth. This technique is used to hide teeth’s changing color, shape, size or length.

While you still have your original tooth underneath the veneer, your appearance could change drastically if you wish. That’s why some may believe that you have “fake teeth” if you have veneers that have changed your look completely.

A dental crown is another cosmetic procedure that involves changing the original tooth. Here, your dentist will file down the tooth in question and place a pre-designed cap over the tooth, giving you a brand new tooth. This kind of procedure requires two visits to the dentist and is commonly done when a tooth can’t hold a cavity or is too rotten to work with.

The last example of fake teeth is a common one for seniors. Yes, we’re talking about dentures. Dentures are artificial replacements for your natural teeth and gums. You’d usually get dentures if a disease or poor oral health has resulted in you only having a few teeth left or none at all.

If you have questions about fake teeth or our cosmetic dentistry work, contact us today! Our team at the San Mateo Center for Cosmetic Dentistry would love to answer your questions.