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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.

par·tial den·ture

a dental prosthesis that restores one or more, but not all, of the natural teeth or associated parts and that is supported by the teeth or the mucosa; it may be removable or fixed.
Synonym(s): bridgework

partial denture

Etymology: L, pars, part, dens, tooth
a dental prosthesis, either fixed or removable, used to replace one or more missing teeth. Kinds of partial dentures include articulated partial denture, bridgework, extension partial denture, fixed cantilever, fixed partial denture, removable partial denture, sectional denture, and unilateral denture.
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Removable partial denture

par·tial den·ture

, distal extension (pahr'shăl den'chŭr, distăl ek-stenshŭn)
A dental prosthesis that restores one or more, but not all, of the natural teeth or associated parts and is supported by the teeth or the mucosa; it may be removable or fixed.
Synonym(s): bridgework.

Partial denture

A removable bridge that usually clasps onto only one abutment.

par·tial den·ture

, distal extension (pahr'shăl den'chŭr, distăl ek-stenshŭn)
Dental prosthesis that restores one or more, but not all, natural teeth or associated parts and is supported by teeth or mucosa; may be removable or fixed; part of functional load carried by residual ridge.
Synonym(s): bridgework.
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The main point of this measure is not that it will potentially provide removable partial dentures to a lower-income population or to patients who supposedly could not afford to go to a dentist.
A recent study in Canada shows that contrary to denturists' statements, denturists in Canada do not provide removable partial dentures and complete denture treatment at a lower fee than dentists.
Oregon was the first state to license denturists to install lower and upper full dentures in 1980, but the law did not allow them to work on partial dentures.
Most of those states, including Washington, also allow denturists to work with partial dentures.
Measure 24 would allow denturists to provide partial dentures.
But Measure 24 asks Oregonians to decide whether to widen the scope of denturists' practice break dentists' monopoly on partial dentures.
Medical denturists are highly trained and skilled in the examination, evaluation and diagnosis of diseases and conditions of the head and neck and of the mouth and to provide treatment with prosthetic appliances, most notably; dentures or partial dentures," stated Ronald M.
Through the availability of full or partial dentures, dental implants, crowns and bridges, Dr.
Crowns, bridges, full and partial dentures and orthodontics are available after only 12 months continuous enrollment.
When you choose Aspen Dental for any of the seven styles of ComfiDents full and partial dentures, you have the peace of mind of knowing that the supportive dentists and staff will go above and beyond to ensure proper fit and comfort of your custom-crafted dentures.
As the costs for implants comes down, their superior performance as compared to conventional solutions in the form of bridges and partial dentures will drive, I believe, a significant increase in demand for biologic implants.
Full mouth dental implants are a common way for patients to support their full or partial dentures.