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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.

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
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

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.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

Partial denture

A removable bridge that usually clasps onto only one abutment.
Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

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.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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One type is the surveyed bridge fabricated by implants placed on partially edentulous sites, used as an abutment and restored with a distal extension partial denture, and the other case is the overdenture type partial denture made by connecting Locator implant attachment on top of the implants.
The subjects of this study were selected from the patients who were deemed to need implants for additional support and stability in Kennedy class I or class II type distal extension removable partial denture, where the antagonists are mainly complete or partial denture.
They are mostly indicated in long edentulous spans, distal extension bases and non parallel abutments.
There are different impression techniques for recording the im pression for distal extension denture bases i.e sectional custom impression tray technique, altered cast impres sion technique and Applegate impression technique depending upon the type and number of trays.13
18-21): paracymbium curved, distally widened, with three distal extensions forming 'star-shape'.
Attachment retained unilateral distal extension (kennedy's class II modification I cast partial denture).
Stress control on the abutment is an essential factor for the success of distal extension cast partial denture which is achieved through dual impression technique, broad coverage , stable denture base , rigid design , physiologic shimming, splinting of abutments, proper selection of attachments.
In Vittatina the ribs extend only a short distance on the distal face and then distal extensions are parallel to proximal ribbing.
When these upper six teeth are in Pont's Index, put distal extensions on the body wire both upper and lower if necessary--at the same time upper and lower cuspids can be put into position.

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