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denture,

artificial replacement for natural teeth and surrounding tissue. Dentures are classified as partial or complete. The former are removable and maintained by clasps, or are fixed bridges with crowns cemented over adjacent teeth or over spikes embedded in the jaw. Complete dentures are replacements for all of the teeth of a jaw and are normally held in place by the suction created by saliva and by the close matching of the denture base to the tissues of the mouth. The first-known mention of dentures is found in the 1728 manuscript of Pierre Fouchard, a French dental surgeon often called the father of modern dentistry. Various substances including wood, ivory, and metal have been used in the construction of dentures, but major advances have resulted from the development of synthetic rubbers and plastics. Today dentures are usually composed of acryllic or porcelain teeth mounted in an acryllic base that is tinted to resemble the gums.

denture

[′den·chər]
(medicine)
A partial or complete prosthetic appliance to replace one or more missing teeth.

denture

1. a partial or full set of artificial teeth
2. Rare a set of natural teeth
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Dentures are artificial teeth and gums that are formed to your mouth and created by your dentists to replace lost or removed natural teeth.
7 Studies have also demonstrated that balanced occlusion existing at denture delivery is often lost due to frequent post insertion adjustments, cold flow of acrylic and compression of mucoperiosteum under masticatory loads without patients complaining about it.
Patients must be given clear instructions to immerse the dentures in water overnight; this has two advantages: (1) It gives relief from pressure over the denture-bearing area during sleep, and (2) it also helps to prevent warpage of the denture so that the fit/retention continues to be satisfactory [3-5].
She was wearing flexible removable partial denture in mandibular arch and was satisfied.
According to epidemiological studies, about 70% of removable denture wearers suffer from Candida associated denture stomatitis (CAD).
As well as restoring the smile, Changing Faces(r) complete dentures also offer a dual effect by adding volume and correcting the proportions of the face, so denture wearers achieve a more natural, youthful look.
To help make the initial learning process easier, use a small amount of denture adhesive (no more than three or four pea-sized dabs on each denture) to help stabilise the dentures and help hold them in place.
Conclusion: Face-bow transfer record in the fabrication of removable complete denture reduces the number of post insertion visits for occlusal adjustments and hence saves valuable time of the dentist and the patient.
COLIN Caster, managing director of City Dental, explains how his team uses cutting edge technology to produce state of the art dentures: DENTURES or "false teeth" are prostheses constructed to replace missing teeth.
Body - Unlike more traditional methods of denture creation, the AvaDent[R]digital dental lab uses digital scanning and sophisticated computer software to craft dentures based on the specific dimensions of each patient's mouth.