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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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While the partial denture design in case of intact mandibles is an easier proposition, certain difficulties can be encountered in case of patients with mandibular resections particularly those with discontinuity defects.
In addition, it makes possible the application of sound principles of partial denture design, and is therefore a logical method of classification.
Cast partial denture design of the prosthesis was finalized and the framework was fabricated.
Why do dentists struggle with removable partial denture design An investigation of educational and financial issues.
For many years complete denture design was only option in edentulous cases but the major problem encountered by using conventional design is lack of retention stability support because it is totally sup- ported by mucosa and also later it become maladaptive with time due to ongoing residual ridge resorption.