In this work, the design and implementation of a low power ternary full adder are presented in CMOS technology. In a ternary full adder design, the basic building blocks, the positive ternary inverter (PTI) and negative ternary inverter (NTI) are developed using a CMOS inverter and pass transistors. In designs of PTI and NTI, W/L ratios of transistors have been varied for their optimum performance. The ternary full adder and its building blocks have been simulated with SPICE 2G.6 using the MOSIS model parameters. The rise and fall times of PTI show an improvement by a factor of 14 and 4, respectively, and that of the NTI by a factor of nearly 4 and 17, respectively over that of earlier designs implemented in depletion-enhancement CMOS (DECMOS) technology. The noise margins improve by a factor of nearly 2 in PTI and NTI, respectively.