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dentures

Removable artificial teeth. See Bridge.

dentures

Artificial (prosthetic) replacements for missing teeth. Dentures are of cosmetic and functional importance, assist in the maintenance of good nutrition and allow clear speech.
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The supporting structure of dentures that holds the artificial teeth in place and resembles the natural gum line is often made out of a similar resin used for the teeth, or a more flexible polymer material that fits snugly on the natural gum line.
This occlusal scheme stabilizes the dentures and centralizes forces on the residual ridge to protect alveolar bone resorption.
Peter Dyer, of the BDA, said: "It's easy to underestimate the devastating impact losing dentures can have on patients.
Denture stomatitis is a term used to describe certain pathologic changes found in the oral mucosa, and two-thirds of the elderly population wearing complete dentures have problems with their palatal and gingival mucosae (1-10).
Similarly drug- based delivery in nylon and polyamide dentures also needs to be explored.
Seeing the increasing demand for high-quality dentures, he completed a 2-year Diploma in Clinical Dental Technology and graduated from the Royal College of Surgeons of England.
It is not possible to whiten dentures like natural teeth because dentures are made up of a type of durable plastic.
3,6 Use of arbitrary hinge axis is considered sufficiently accurate to create a functional occlusion and prevent occlusal errors particularly when cusped teeth are used in removable complete dentures (RCD).
Modern dentures are produced in a dental laboratory under dentist prescription or by a Clinical Dental Technician; a dental team member qualified as a dental technician then further qualified to carry out the clinical aspects of denture construction.