denture

A denture is a section of false teeth, made to replace missing teeth in a person's mouth. Some kinds of dentures need to be soaked in a cleansing solution overnight.

The denture part of a dental appliance is officially the plate to which false teeth are attached, but people tend to refer more generally to dentures, meaning the whole device. If an accident or dental disease causes you to lose adult teeth, you can have a dentist make dentures that are fitted exactly to your mouth. Some of these are permanent, while others are removable. Denture comes from the Latin root dens, "tooth."

Definitions of denture
  1. noun
    a dental appliance that artificially replaces missing teeth
    synonyms: dental plate, plate
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    types:
    bridge, bridgework
    a denture anchored to teeth on either side of missing teeth
    false teeth
    a removable denture
    partial denture
    a denture replacing one or more teeth in a dental arch
    type of:
    dental appliance
    a device to repair teeth or replace missing teeth
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