Definition of denture in English:


Line breaks: den|ture
Pronunciation: /ˈdɛntʃə


(usually dentures)
  • A removable plate or frame holding one or more artificial teeth: ideally, dentures should be renewed every three or four years [as modifier]: denture plates are manufactured from plastic acrylic resin
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    • All teeth can be replaced with removable partial or complete dentures.
    • There are some advantages to retaining selected teeth under dentures instead of having them extracted.
    • Like natural teeth, dentures must be kept as clean as possible.


late 19th century: from French, from dent 'tooth', from Latin dens, dent-.

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