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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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

com·plete den·ture

a dental prosthesis that is a substitute for the lost natural dentition and associated structures of the maxillae or mandible.
Synonym(s): full denture
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

com·plete den·ture

(kom'plēt den'chŭr)
Dental prosthesis that is a substitute for the lost natural dentition and associated structures of the maxillae or mandible.
Synonym(s): full denture.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

Complete denture

A full set of upper or lower teeth, mounted in a plastic base. Dentures are also called false teeth.
Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

com·plete den·ture

(kom'plēt den'chŭr)
Dental prosthesis that is a substitute for the lost natural dentition and associated structures of the maxillae or mandible.
Synonym(s): full denture.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
References in periodicals archive ?
Removable complete dentures have been the most cost-effective treatment option for edentulous jaws since decades.
Review of literature suggests several treatment modalities such as conventional complete dentures, modified complete dentures, implant-supported complete dentures, overdentures or a combination of these.
Expectations and final evaluation of complete dentures by patients dentist and dental technician.
This was a cross-sectional hospital-based study carried out using a questionnaire given to 100 patients (50 females and 50 males; mean age, 61 years; age range, 29-80 years) who applied to Ministry of Health 75th Year Oral and Dental Health Hospital for various dental problems and were still using the removable partial or complete dentures.
The inclusion criteria were: patients with age range between 40 and 75 years, who sought the Dentistry service of the institution for adaptation of Conventional Complete Dentures. The exclusion were: subjects who presented dentofacial deformities, neurological and cognitive problems, users of medications that could trigger increase and/or decrease in salivation, who had previously undergone Speech Therapy, and with moderate to severe hearing loss (> 56dB) according to audiometry, because hearing loss at this intensity may cause distortions that may be confused with probable changes resulting from a maladaptive prosthesis.
(15.) Dodge CA (1973) Prevention of complete denture problems by use of "overedenture".
The record base edge is the actual base edge position of the complete denture, which is easy to identify and helps to set measurement points on the alveolar mucosa.
Conventional fabrication technique of a removable complete denture
Salonen, "Gonial angles and condylar and ramus height of the mandible in complete denture wearers--a panoramic radiograph study," Journal of Oral Rehabilitation, vol.

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