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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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Changes in occlusal vertical dimension in microwave processing of complete dentures.
name, age, sex, address, and contact number and since how long the patient was wearing the complete denture.
13] A case was presented, where a coin shaped magnet was used for retaining a facial prosthesis combined with complete dentures in a patient who had undergone the removal of left maxilla, the palatine bone, a part of the zygomatic bone and the complete left orbit.
A consecutive non-probability sampling technique was used to include 100 patients with equal number of removable partial and complete denture wearers.

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