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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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Key Words: Survey, fixed partial denture, impression materials, impression technique, specialists, general dental practitioners.
13,14) It is always helpful to evaluate a patient's adaptability by provision of a diagnostic interim removable partial denture for a trial period.
Telescopic retained partial denture prosthesis is mainly used in Germany to replace multiple missing teeth instead of using the conventional removable partial denture.
She was wearing flexible removable partial denture in mandibular arch and was satisfied.
Complete or partial dentures are susceptible to biofilm accumulation, which can cause stains, malodor, stomatitis and oral candidiasis as well as periodontal disease and caries in remaining teeth (BARAN; NACALCI, 2009).
While the health of PDWs' existing teeth is extremely important to them, and they don't want to face the trauma of more tooth loss, survey results revealed that few are doing enough to ensure that their partial denture is always in good condition.
Caption: Figure 1 : a) the GlideScope[R] AVL Reusable video laryngoscope system, b) the extraction of partial denture with alligator-grasping forceps.
Examination of the mouth revealed that he wore a partial denture on the upper two incisor teeth.
2004): Use Of Polyethylene Ribbon To Create A Provisional Fixed Partial Denture After Immediate Implant Placement, J Prosthet Dent, 91:11-14
Smith had gone to the Sexton Dental Clinic to get three teeth pulled and a partial denture made to fix a chipped tooth.
Meanwhile, she would probably have to wear a removable partial denture (flipper).