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denture den·ture (děn'chər)
A partial or complete set of artificial teeth for either the upper or lower jaw. Also called dental plate.
dentures A complete set of removable artificial teeth for both jaws.
full denture n.
See complete 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