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denture

 [den´cher]
a complement of teeth, either natural or artificial; ordinarily used to designate an artificial replacement for the natural teeth and adjacent tissues.
complete denture an appliance replacing all the teeth of one jaw, as well as associated structures of the jaw.
fixed partial denture a partial denture held in position by attachments to adjacent prepared natural teeth, roots, or implants; called also bridge.
implant denture an artificial denture or single tooth retained and stabilized by a framework or post implanted in the bone.
A subperiosteal implant. From Darby and Walsh, 1995.
overlay denture a complete denture supported both by soft tissue (mucosa) and by a few remaining natural teeth that have been altered, as by insertion of a long or short coping, to permit the denture to fit over them.
partial denture a dental appliance that replaces one or more missing teeth, receiving support and retention from underlying tissues and some or all of the remaining teeth; it may be either permanently attached or removable. See fixed partial denture and removable partial denture.
removable partial denture a partial denture made so that it can readily be removed from the mouth.

den·ture

(dent'chūr),
1. An artificial substitute for missing natural teeth and adjacent tissues. Synonym(s): artificial dentition
2. Sometimes used to denote the dentition of animals.

denture

/den·ture/ (den´cher) a complement of teeth, either natural or artificial; ordinarily used to designate an artificial replacement for the natural teeth and adjacent tissues.
complete denture  an appliance replacing all the teeth of one jaw, as well as associated structures of the jaw.
implant denture  one constructed with a metal substructure embedded within the underlying soft structures of the jaws.
interim denture  a denture to be used for a short interval of time for reasons of esthetics, mastication, occlusal support, convenience, or to condition the patient to the acceptance of an artificial substitute for missing natural teeth until more definite prosthetic dental treatment can be provided.
overlay denture  a complete denture supported both by soft tissue (mucosa) and by a few remaining natural teeth that have been altered, as by insertion of a long or short coping, to permit the denture to fit over them.
partial denture  a dental appliance that is removable (removable partial d.) or permanently attached (fixed partial d. or bridge) and replaces one or more missing teeth, receiving support and retention from underlying tissues and some or all of the remaining teeth.
provisional denture  an interim denture used for the purpose of conditioning the patient to the acceptance of an artificial substitute for missing natural teeth.
transitional denture  a partial denture which is to serve as a temporary prosthesis and to which teeth will be added as more teeth are lost and which will be replaced after postextraction tissue changes have occurred.

denture

(dĕn′chər)
n.
1. A partial or complete set of artificial teeth for either the upper or lower jaw. Also called dental plate.
2. often dentures A complete set of removable artificial teeth for both jaws.

denture

[den′chər]
Etymology: L, dens, tooth
an artificial tooth or a set of artificial teeth not permanently fixed or implanted, used to replace a missing tooth or teeth. Compare dental plate, fixed bridgework, implant denture.

den·ture

(den'chŭr)
An artificial substitute for missing natural teeth and adjacent tissues; sometimes used to denote the dentition of animals.

den·ture

(den'chŭr)
An artificial substitute for missing natural teeth and adjacent tissues.
Synonym(s): artificial dentition.

denture,

n an artificial substitute for missing natural teeth and adjacent tissues.
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Denture.
denture, acrylic resin,
n a denture made of acrylic resin.
denture adhesive,
n a pliable, self-adjusting product used to hold a dental prosthesis in position. Also referred to as an
adherent.
denture, artificial,
n See denture.
denture, basal surface of (impression surface of denture, foundation surface of denture),
n the part of a denture base that is shaped to conform to the basal seat for the denture.
denture-bearing area,
denture, bilateral partial,
n a dental prosthesis that supplies teeth and associated structures on both sides of a semiedentulous arch.
denture brush,
n a brush designed especially for cleaning dentures.
denture characterization,
n a modification of the form and color of the denture base and teeth to produce a more lifelike appearance.
denture, complete (complete dental prosthesis),
n a dental prosthesis that replaces all the natural dentition and associated structures of the maxillae or mandible. It may be supported solely by the mucosa or attached to implants in the alveolar process.
denture, complete, lower,
n a prosthetic replacement of all the teeth in the mandibular dental arch.
denture, complete, upper,
n a prosthetic replacement of all the teeth in the maxillary dental arch.
denture, coping,
denture coverage,
n the extent to which the oral tissue is covered by the denture base.
denture curing,
n the process by which the denture base materials are hardened in a denture mold to the form of a denture. See also process.
denture delivery,
n See denture placement.
denture deposits,
n these deposits range in degree of severity and ease of removal. They first appear as easily dissolved food matter or mucin, can progress to dental plaque or yeast infection, and in severe cases can result in the formation of calculus, a deposit that requires professional intervention to remove.
denture design,
n a planned visualization of the form and extent of a denture.
denture dislodging force,
n See force, denture dislodging.
denture, duplicate,
n a second denture intended to be a copy of the first denture.
denture edge,
denture engraving tool,
n a tool used to permanently inscribe the patient's name on the flange of his or her dental prosthesis for identification purposes.
denture esthetics,
denture, finish of,
n the final perfection of the form of the polished surfaces of a denture.
denture flange,
n See flange.
denture foundation,
n the portion of the oral structures that supports the complete or partial denture base under occlusal load. See also area, basal seat.
denture foundation, surface of,
n See denture, basal surface of.
denture, full,
n improper term. See denture, complete.
denture, heel of,
n See distal end.
denture, immediate (immediate-insertion denture),
n a removable dental prothesis constructed for placement immediately after removal of the remaining natural teeth.
denture, implant,
n a denture that gains its support, stability, and retention from a substructure that is implanted under the soft tissues of the basal seat of the denture and is in contact with bone.
denture, implant, substructure,
denture, implant, superstructure,
denture, impression surface of,
n See denture, basal surface of.
denture, inclusion markers,
n the temporary labels affixed to the impression surface of the denture for identification during processing.
denture, insertion,
n See denture, placement.
denture, interim
(in´terəm),
n a dental prosthesis that is to be used for a short interval of time.
denture liner,
n a resin used to coat the tissue surface of a dental prosthesis to restore or improve the conformation of the prosthesis to the tissue; generally used to improve the retention of the denture.
denture, maintenance of,
n an important part of prosthodontic treatment and a major factor in the longevity of the service that the restoration can be expected to give.
denture, metal base,
n a denture with a base of gold, chrome-cobalt alloy, aluminum, or other metal.
denture, model, wax,
n See denture, trial.
denture overlay,
n a complete denture that is supported by both tooth and mucosa. Remaining teeth are used to provide additional stability to the denture.
denture packing,
n See packing, denture.
denture, partial (partial dental prosthesis),
n a prosthesis that replaces one or more, but less than all, of the natural teeth and associated structures.
denture, partial, cantilever
n See denture, partial, cantilever fixed.
denture, partial, cantilever fixed,
n a fixed dental prosthesis that has one or more abutments at one end of the denture supporting pontic(s) at its other end.
denture, partial, components of,
n the units that compose a removable partial denture (e.g., the base, the artificial teeth, direct and indirect retainers, major and minor connectors).
denture, partial, construction of,
n the science and technique of designing and constructing partial dentures.
denture, partial, extension,
n a removable partial denture that is retained by natural teeth at one end of the denture base segments only; a portion of the functional load is carried by the residual ridge.
denture, partial, fixed,
n a tooth-borne partial denture that is intended to be permanently attached to the teeth or roots that furnish support to the restoration.
denture, partial, removable,
n a partial denture that can be readily placed in the oral cavity and removed by the wearer.
denture, partial, temporary,
n See denture, partial, treatment.
denture, partial, tissue-borne,
n a removable partial denture that is not supported entirely by the natural teeth.
denture, partial, tooth-borne,
n a partial denture that is supported entirely by the teeth that bound the edentulous area covered by the base.
denture, partial, tooth-borne/tissue-borne,
n a partial denture that gains support from both an abutment tooth or teeth and from the structures of the edentulous area covered by the base.
denture, partial, treatment (temporary partial denture),
n a dental prosthesis used for the purpose of treating or conditioning the tissues that are needed to support and retain a denture base.
denture, partial, unilateral
(ū´nəlat´ərəl),
n a dental prosthesis that restores lost or missing teeth on one side of the arch only.
denture periphery,
denture placement,
n the act of inserting a dental prosthesis into the place in a patient's oral cavity for which it was designed. Also called
denture delivery or
denture insertion.
denture, polished surface of,
n the portion of the surface of a denture that extends in an occlusal direction from the border of the denture and includes the palatal surface. It is the part of the denture base that is usually polished and includes the buccal and lingual surfaces of the teeth.
denture processing,
denture, provisional
n a prosthetic appliance to be used for a short period for reasons of esthetics, function, or occlusal support; more commonly referred to as a temporary, interim, or transitional denture. A provisional denture is usually an immediate denture and is most often employed in the maxillary arch.
denture repair,
n the restoration of a broken or damaged dental prosthesis.
denture retention,
denture-sore oral cavity,
n See oral cavity, denture-sore.
denture space,
n the space between the residual ridges and the cheeks and tongue that is available for dentures. See also distance, interarch.
denture stability,
denture, stomatitis,
n See oral cavity, denture-sore.
denture supporting area,
denture supporting structure,
n See structure, denture supporting.
denture, temporary,
n a denture intended to serve for a very short time in a temporary or emergency situation.
denture, tooth-mucosa-supported,
n See denture.
denture, transitional,
n a removable partial denture that serves as a temporary prosthesis to which teeth will be added as more teeth are lost and that will be replaced after postextraction tissue changes have occurred. A transitional denture may become an interim denture when all the teeth have been removed from the dental arch.
denture, trial (wax model denture),
n a temporary denture, usually made of wax on a baseplate, that is used for checking jaw relation records, occlusion, and the arrangement and observation of teeth for esthetics.

denture

a complement of teeth, either natural or artificial; ordinarily used to designate an artificial replacement for the natural teeth and adjacent tissues. Isolated reports of use in dogs.