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Provisional denture

Definition
noun
A dental prosthesis that is used temporarily, usually for only a short period of time, until a definitive dental treatment is provided
Supplement
Provisional dentures are prescribed due to the following reasons:

  • aesthetics
  • better chewing or mastication
  • occlusal support

while waiting for a better and lasting dental treatment, such as a definitive denture.
Synonym(s):

  • interim denture
  • temporary denture
  • transitional denture

See also:

  • dental prosthesis


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