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false teeth

noun
1.
a denture, especially a pair of removable full dentures of both jaws.
Origin
1785-1795
1785-95
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  • He had invented a kiln to heat clay to make dentures-false teeth made from porcelain.
  • He also left behind his cell phone, false teeth and clothing.
  • For example, false teeth result in a radiation dose to the mouth.
  • On top of this he placed his false teeth, which chattered merrily all morning before falling off at around noon.
  • And for years it was a closely guarded studio secret that he wore false teeth.
  • Soundlessly, my jaw moved up and down, as if adjusting an ill-fitting set of false teeth.
  • false teeth and a beard disguise his appearance on the way to an agent meeting.
  • Glaze worked at one time as a dental technician, carving false teeth.
  • He was shocked to find out that they would give him a set of false teeth, and he was to be inducted.
British Dictionary definitions for false teeth

false teeth

plural noun
1.
a denture, esp a removable complete set of artificial teeth for one or both jaws
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Encyclopedia Article for false teeth

denture

artificial replacement for one or more missing teeth and adjacent gum tissues. A complete denture replaces all the teeth of the upper or lower jaw. Partial dentures are commonly used to replace a single tooth or two or more adjacent teeth. The partial appliance may be removable or fixed; it usually relies on remaining teeth for stability

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