den·​ture | \ ˈden-chər How to pronounce denture (audio) \

Definition of denture

1 : a set of teeth
2 : an artificial replacement for one or more teeth especially : a set of false teeth

Examples of denture in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For a safer alternative to super glue, user @j9homiemakeup applies DIY vampire fangs with denture cream adhesive made for false teeth. Taylyn Washington-harmon,, "People Are Super-Gluing Fake Vampire Fangs to Their Teeth Thanks to TikTok—Here’s What Dentists Have to Say," 21 Oct. 2020 The old story that Washington’s dentures were made of wood has long been known to be false. USA TODAY, "Lobster blood, Washington’s teeth, Hawaii shark hero: News from around our 50 states," 21 Feb. 2020 When an elderly person neglects teeth or dentures, the resulting decay can create an opportunity for viral infection. Anne Saker,, "Coronavirus in Ohio: Dental care moves to telemedicine in shutdown," 22 Apr. 2020 The woman did not have any of her own teeth when found and may have worn dentures, according to the medical examiner’s office. oregonlive, "Medical examiner seeks help identifying deceased woman found in NW Portland homeless camp," 22 Jan. 2020 The journey wasn't an easy one for Finlay, who finally got his full set of dentures in June 2019. Thatiana Diaz,, "Tiger King‘s John Finlay Shows Off His New Smile — & Tells Us What The Show Got Wrong," 13 Apr. 2020 Urgent procedures would include dental plain; swelling of gums, face or neck; face, jaw or teeth trauma; broken tooth; ill-fitting denture; crown or bridge work if the temporary one is broken or causing irritation. Leada Gore |, al, "Most dental procedures stopped until April 10, ADPH says," 18 Mar. 2020 This booze-and-Botox besotted old bag can’t manage her dentures, much less a pandemic. Andrew Mark Miller, Washington Examiner, "'Booze-and-Botox besotted old bag': James Woods mocks Pelosi for 'barely coherent' press conference," 14 Mar. 2020 He was told to come back in four weeks for his dentures. Dan Kaufman, The New Yorker, "Why Alaskans Are Trying to Recall Their Governor," 5 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of denture

1842, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for denture

French, from Middle French, from dent

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The first known use of denture was in 1842

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31 Oct 2020

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“Denture.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Dec. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of denture

: a set of artificial teeth


den·​ture | \ ˈden-chər How to pronounce denture (audio) \

Medical Definition of denture

1 : a set of teeth
2 : an artificial replacement for one or more teeth especially : a set of false teeth

called also dental plate

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