den·ture | \ˈden-chər \

Definition of denture 

1 : a set of teeth

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

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And yet traditional Medicare does not cover routine dental care, like checkups, cleanings, fillings, dentures and tooth extraction. New York Times, "Medicare Doesn’t Equal Dental Care. That Can Be a Big Problem.," 19 Mar. 2018 This macabre market appeals to true crime collectors seeking everything from Charles Manson’s dentures to Ted Bundy’s glasses to the Virginia Tech shooter’s calculator. Skyler Swisher,, "Profiting from pain: 'Murderabilia' has macabre appeal to collectors," 13 June 2018 Late serial killer Charles Manson’s dentures were listed for $50,000, while Ted Bundy’s glasses are offered at $75,000. Skyler Swisher,, "Profiting from pain: 'Murderabilia' has macabre appeal to collectors," 13 June 2018 He is then scheduled to have permanent dentures inserted during another procedure in September. David Furones,, "Miami Hurricanes great Jim Kelly to be honored with Jimmy V award at ESPYs," 4 June 2018 Some of the more unusual items included enough to stock a small medical clinic: blood vials, dentures, a knee brace, pill bottles, a surgical mask, and a bottle of eye drops. Washington Post, "Mower, tooth in a box, Vishnu doll in New Jersey beach trash," 12 Apr. 2018 Take this source, who is definitely not a stack of dentures in a trench coat named Fudy Biuliani: Pussycats in their 40s — so OK, so like maybe really late 40s — are setting saucers of milk. Gabriella Paiella, The Cut, "Gossip Column Claims Women Are Extremely Horny for … Rudy Giuliani," 12 Apr. 2018 Lorenzo's new artificial teeth won't pinch like her dentures. Samantha Swindler,, "Domestic violence survivor, single mom, wins $40,000 in dental implants," 17 Mar. 2018 Keeping your mouth and teeth clean is important, so be sure to clean your dentures daily, brush your teeth after each meal or snack, and floss. Rebecca Maitland, Houston Chronicle, "Don't lose that beautiful smile: Good dental care key to health," 15 Mar. 2018

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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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English Language Learners Definition of denture

: a set of artificial teeth


den·ture | \ˈden-chər \

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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