Denture

Prosthesis that replaces missing teeth. Removable from the oral cavity, hence it is studied under the discipline of Removable Prosthodontics.

Types:

  • Full/Complete - all the teeth in that jaw are missing
  • Partial - some teeth are missing
  • acrylic - made of plastic: pink, white and clear plastic with metal wires for retention
  • cobalt chromium - metal framework with plastic teeth
    The best storyI've heard for getting a new pair of dentures is: "I stuck my head out of the window of the bus to sneeze, and my dentures flew out onto the road and I couldn't stop the bus…."
  • Den"ture (?; 135), n. [L. dens, dentis, tooth: cf. F. denture, OF. denteure.] Dentistry

    An artificial tooth, block, or set of teeth.

     

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