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Dentures

Definition
noun
Removable artificial teeth to replace many or the whole set of lost teeth in upper or lower jaw
Supplement
Dentures to replace lost tooth or teeth may be:

  • partial denture
  • full denture

Dental crowns, dental implants, and single artificial tooth differ from dentures.
Word origin: French dent (tooth)
Synonym(s):

  • false teeth


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