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den·ture

 (dĕn′chər)
n.
1. A partial or complete set of artificial teeth for either the upper or lower jaw. Also called dental plate.
2. often dentures A complete set of removable artificial teeth for both jaws.

[French, from Old French, from dent, tooth; see dentist.]
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denture

(ˈdɛntʃə)
n (usually plural)
1. (Dentistry) Also called: dental plate or false teeth a partial or full set of artificial teeth
2. (Dentistry) rare a set of natural teeth
[C19: from French, from dent tooth + -ure]
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den•ture

(ˈdɛn tʃər, -tʃʊər)

n.
1. an artificial replacement of one or more teeth.
2. Often dentures. a replacement of all the teeth of one or both jaws.
[1870–75; < French, =dent tooth (see dent2) + -ure -ure]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.denture - a dental appliance that artificially replaces missing teethdenture - a dental appliance that artificially replaces missing teeth
bridgework, bridge - a denture anchored to teeth on either side of missing teeth
dental appliance - a device to repair teeth or replace missing teeth
false teeth - a removable denture
partial denture - a denture replacing one or more teeth in a dental arch
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denture

[ˈdentʃəʳ] Ndentadura f denturesdentadura f postiza
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den·ture

n. dentadura, prótesis; [artificial] dentadura postiza;
___ plates___ parcial, pop. plancha dental.
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denture

n protesis f dental (form), dientes postizos, dentadura postiza
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References in periodicals archive ?
It has been seen that selecting the length of prosthetic teeth is easier compared to selecting their mesio-distal widths.17,24,25 It becomes difficult to select teeth when no pre-extraction records like: photographs or casts are at the disposal of the dentist.14,17,18 Some authors have inquired a relationship between few anthropometric measurements of the face and the mesiodistal width of the upper anterior teeth to define a ratio between tooth size and face size, which could be used as a guideline in selecting artificial denture teeth.24,26
He said modern technology has paved way for user friendly artificial denture and it is upon the local dentists to see that masses in need are facilitated.
[2] Ideally, the physical and mechanical properties of denture base resins and artificial denture teeth should remain unaltered after the disinfection process.
Acrylic resin is therefore still the material of choice for artificial denture, but its proneness to fracture deserves special attention to prevent and rectify it.