Definition of denture
1 : a set of teeth
2 : an artificial replacement for one or more teeth; especially : a set of false teeth
Recent Examples of denture from the Web
Although dental care for the children is covered under a special government program, the adults have incurred costs of C$10,000 for dentures, root canals, and other work.
Dillon drilled and pulled teeth, provided patients at her Payette office with filling and dentures, along with other procedures that went far beyond her license as a dental hygienist.
His elderly parents, who drove the 117 miles from Susanville to Quincy to pick him up at the jail, wound up paying for the dentures.
Their handwritten orders for crowns, caps, dentures and other prosthetics were made on paper — yes, even in 2016.
Services include cleanings, fillings, extractions, some root canals and front teeth repair and dentures.
Besides billiard balls, celluloid was used to make lady’s combs and other fashion products like buttons, collars and dentures.
Mr. Rajecki, missing teeth, cannot afford dentures.
Washington’s dentures weren’t functional the way modern false teeth are.
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Origin and Etymology of denture
French, from Middle French, from dent
First Known Use: 1842See Words from the same year
DENTURE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of denture for English Language Learners
: a set of artificial teeth
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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