Periodontal disease (most common)
Poor oral care
Severe tooth decay
Facial or jaw injury
Smoke or use tobacco products
Have rheumatoid arthritis
Have diabetes or high blood pressure
Don't get professional teeth cleanings and exams twice a year
Neglect dental care, including brushing twice a day, flossing daily, using fluoride, and rinsing with mouthwash
1. Complete Dentures
Complete dentures are also called full dentures. They're replacements for entire sets of teeth.
Full dentures are the last option after all other tooth restorations are deemed ineffective.
These dentures are completely customized and restore the shape and look of natural teeth. They also improve mastication, which means you can crush, grind, and eat food normally again.
Elderly people are the most common candidates for complete dentures. In rare cases, young patients may also be candidates. This is only the case if they lost all their teeth from an injury or severe tooth decay.
2. Fixed Partial Dentures (Implant-Supported Bridge)
Fixed partial dentures (FPD) also called implant-supported bridges, use existing teeth as abutments. Abutments refer to the surrounding teeth that serve as the main support for the denture.
FPD's replace a few missing teeth in a row with dental implants.
Unlike complete and removable partial false teeth, implant-supported bridges are not removable.
These permanent dentures restore one or more missing teeth in a row when strong natural teeth are present on both sides of the missing ones.
3. Removable Partial Dentures
Removable partial dentures (RPD) only replace some missing teeth. An RPD consists of replacement teeth attached to a plastic, gum-coloured base.
Removable partial dentures are built onto a cast metal framework for strength. They restore the natural look, feel, and function of your teeth.
RPD’s can be removed at any time and replaced easily. They are most recommended for patients who aren't good candidates for an implant-supported bridge.