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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.
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denture

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

1. a partial or full set of artificial teeth
2. Rare a set of natural teeth
Collins Discovery Encyclopedia, 1st edition © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
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After thorough discussion regarding all the treatment options available, she opted for upper conventional complete denture and lower two implants supported fixed hybrid overdenture.
The prosthetic approach is an age specific treatment involving the fabrication of partial or complete dentures initially.
Socio-demographics of patients and characteristics of removable dentures Number of Patients Parameters (%) (n=100) Gender Female 50 (50%) Male 50 (50%) Age 29-44 years 8 (8%) 45-60 years 38 (38%) >60 years 54 (54%) Education Illiterate 22 (22%) Elementary 58 (58%) High school 15 (15%) University 5 (5%) Duration of denture use 1-4 years 29 (29%) 5-8 years 30 (30%) >8 years 41 (41%) Type of denture (*) Upper RCD 36 (20%) Lower RCD 25 (14%) Upper RPD 57 (31%) Lower RPD 63 (35%) Total 181 (100%) RCD: removable complete denture; RPD: removable partial denture (*) For the type of dentures, percentages were given per total number of dentures.
Descriptive research of longitudinal and interdisciplinary character, of the case report type, developed with total edentulous individuals using Conventional Complete Dentures (CCD) and assisted at the Integrated Health Center (IHC) of the Institution of origin, between June and November 2015.
The tooth-supported overdenture is advisable over complete denture since it offers several advantages like superior retention, stability, and proprioception.
The 1986 survey presents individuals (number and percentage) who wear or need complete dentures in the maxillary jaw, mandibular jaw or both.
CBCT images of the complete denture were taken at Department of Stomatology of Beijing An Zhen Hospital between October 2011 and August 2013.
The purpose of this article is to describe the clinical procedure required to fabricate a complete denture using CAD/CAM technology.
Tallgren, "The continuing reduction of the residual alveolar ridges in complete denture wearers: a mixed-longitudinal study covering 25 years," The Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry, vol.

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