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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.

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.
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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.
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den·ture

(den'chŭr)
An artificial substitute for missing natural teeth and adjacent tissues; sometimes used to denote the dentition of animals.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

den·ture

(den'chŭr)
An artificial substitute for missing natural teeth and adjacent tissues.
Synonym(s): artificial dentition.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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