Definition of denture in English:

denture

(also dentures)

noun

  • 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’
    • ‘On closer inspection he saw this was a pair of false teeth, dentures.’
    • ‘The two incidents brought a plea from the dentist and his colleagues for people to monitor their dentures and bridges.’
    • ‘Oral thrush most commonly affects people who wear dentures.’
    • ‘Difficulty eating can come from ill-fitting dentures, sore, loose or missing teeth.’
    • ‘Complete dentures are used when all upper and lower teeth are missing.’
    • ‘Poorly fitting dentures can cause you to swallow excess air when you eat and drink.’
    • ‘Metal dentures should not be soaked in hypochlorite as they may discolour’
    • ‘All teeth can be replaced with removable partial or complete dentures.’
    • ‘Swelling of the jaw causes dentures to fit poorly or become uncomfortable’
    • ‘By the late eighteenth century, porcelain had replaced ivory as the material of choice for teeth in dentures.’
    • ‘If you wear dentures, be sure to keep them clean and have them adjusted if they are ill-fitting.’
    • ‘Like natural teeth, dentures must be kept as clean as possible.’
    • ‘Partial removable dentures are best taken out and thoroughly cleaned to facilitate mouth care.’
    • ‘Older patients with dentures and partials also need to take precautions against a dry mouth.’
    • ‘If you wear dentures, your dentist should make sure they fit right so you do not get any mouth sores.’
    • ‘If you've lost most or all of your natural teeth, you might use dentures or dental implants as a replacement.’
    • ‘Another sign of a cancer of the mouth or gums is when dentures no longer fit well.’
    • ‘There are some advantages to retaining selected teeth under dentures instead of having them extracted.’
    • ‘Use a separate toothbrush to clean your dentures.’
    • ‘Devices such as dentures and guide dogs help people bridge the gap between what they want to do and what their physical health allows them to do.’

Origin

Late 19th century: from French, from dent ‘tooth’, from Latin dens, dent-.

Pronunciation

denture

/ˈdɛntʃə/