Definition of Denture

1. Noun. A dental appliance that artificially replaces missing teeth.

Exact synonyms: Dental Plate, Plate
Specialized synonyms: Bridge, Bridgework, False Teeth, Partial Denture
Generic synonyms: Dental Appliance
Derivative terms: Denturist

Definition of Denture

1. n. An artificial tooth, block, or set of teeth.

Definition of Denture

1. Noun. a set of teeth, the teeth viewed as a unit ¹

2. Noun. an artificial replacement of one or more teeth ¹

3. Noun. (often in the plural) a complete replacement of all teeth in a mouth ¹

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Definition of Denture

1. a set of teeth [n -S] : DENTURAL [adj]

Medical Definition of Denture

1. A synthetic replacement for all of your teeth in either your upper or your lower jaw. (08 Jan 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Denture

dentoalveolar abscess
dentoalveolar joint
dentogingival lamina
denture (current term)
denture-bearing area
denture-supporting area
denture-supporting structures
denture basal surface
denture base
denture bases
denture border
denture brush
denture characterization
denture cleansers
denture design
denture edge
denture esthetics
denture flange

Literary usage of Denture

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Court of King's Bench: With by Richard Vaughan Barnewall, Great Britain Court of King's Bench, Cresswell Cresswell (1829)
"... denture, the master said that .the intended apprentice should have better clothes. The apprentice then applied to the parish officers, who agreed to ..."

2. A System of oral surgery: Being a Treatise on the Diseases and Surgery of by James Edmund Garretson (1884)
"A full set of artificial teeth is called a denture. ... Clasp teeth are to be freed from tartar, and (except when the denture is to be temporary) alveoli we ..."

3. A Practical Treatise on Mechanical Dentistry by Joseph Richardson (1860)
"of an antagonizing model for an entire upper and lower denture, with the plates and wax attached, the latter being cut away somewhat preparatory to ..."

4. A General Abridgment of Law and Equity: Alphabetically Digested Under Proper by Charles Viner (1792)
"It was the opinion of the Court, denture tcf. that the declaration was good, and fo are all the precedents, <•*/*» «- and judgment was affirmed. Cro. ..."

5. A History of Dentistry from the Most Ancient Times Until the End of the by Vincenzo Guerini (1909)
"The circumstances connected with this invention were the following: The chemist Duchâteau had for some time worn a denture of hippopotamus ivory, ..."

6. Code of Federal Regulations, Title 21, Food and Drugs, Pt. 800-1299, Revised by Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Staff (2005)
"... Kanaya and sodium borate with on without acadia denture adhesive. ... sodium and cationic polyacrylamide polymer denture adhesive. ..."

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