Denture

Dentures are also known as dental plate, stay plate, false teeth and gnashers.

Prosthesis is a term used for denture, obturator, fixed partial denture or a crown.

Removable Partial Denture is a prosthesis that replaces some teeth in a partially dentate arch, and can be removed from the mouth and replaced at will.

Fixed Partial Denture is a prosthesis that replaces some teeth in a partially dentate arch, and can not be removed from the mouth nor replaced at will.

Complete Denture is a dental prosthesis that replaces all of the natural dentition and associated structures of the maxilla or mandible. It is entirely supported by tissues – mucous membrane, connective tissues and underlying bone.

Interim Denture / Provisional Denture is a dental prosthesis used for a short time for reasons of esthetics, mastication, occusal support or convenience or for conditioning the patient to accept an artificial substitute for missing natural teeth until a more definite prosthetic dental treatment can be provided.

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