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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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Firm Also Urges Procter & Gamble to Act Swiftly to Protect Consumers from Zinc in Fixodent Denture Adhesive
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Leonard stopped using the denture adhesive cream after he was diagnosed with neuropathy, excess zinc and copper depletion.
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Manufacturers of zinc-containing denture adhesives should consider adding copper to their products.
A history of gastrointestinal surgery, as well as of denture adhesive use or zinc supplementation, should be routinely obtained in evaluating patients with sensorimotor neurologic disorders.
Currently, about 70 lawsuits have been consolidated into multi-district litigation in Miami against both GlaxoSmithKline and Proctor & Gamble, makers of denture adhesive containing zinc.
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18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- GlaxoSmithKline, the maker of popular denture adhesives Poligrip and Super Poligrip, announced today that it will remove zinc from all of its denture adhesive products.
Cornett stopped using the denture adhesive creams after she was diagnosed with neuropathy attributed to excess zinc and copper depletion attributable to Super PoliGrip([R]) and Fixodent([R]).
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