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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

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.