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partial denture n.
A removable or fixed dental prosthesis that restores one or more, but less than all, of the natural teeth or associated parts and is supported by the teeth or the soft tissue. Also called bridgework.
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.
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