denture

(redirected from denture esthetics)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical.

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.
The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia™ Copyright © 2013, Columbia University Press. Licensed from Columbia University Press. All rights reserved. www.cc.columbia.edu/cu/cup/

denture

[′den·chər]
(medicine)
A partial or complete prosthetic appliance to replace one or more missing teeth.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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
References in periodicals archive ?
Denture esthetics has been defined as the cosmetic effect produced by a dental prosthesis that affects the desirable beauty, attractiveness, character and dignity of the individual (Glossary of Prosthodontic terms) which means proper form and shade of denture teeth and also in- dividual set up of the teeth in order to achieve individual esthetic.
One such clinical condition which may pose a problem in denture insertion and may even affect the denture esthetics is a labially inclined pre maxilla and an accompanying severe labial undercut.
Denture esthetics has been defined as the effect produced by a dental prosthesis, which affects the desirable beauty, attractiveness, and dignity of the person1.