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Denture is commonly known as Dental Prosthesis. It is also known as dental plate, stay plate, false teeth and gnashers. Dentures replace all or some missing teeth, both for function and esthetic purposes.

Dentures can be classified in many ways. It can be:
1. Removable Dentures.
2. Fixed Dentures.

Removable Dentures can be removed and replaced at will by the patient.

Fixed Dentures can not be removed nor replaced by the patient.

Both removable dentures and fixed dentures can be removed by the dentist. There are several ways for it to be removed by the dentist depending on how it is retained in the patient’s oral cavity.

Dentures can also be classified as:
1. Partial Dentures.
2. Complete Dentures.

Partial Dentures replace some teeth in a partially dentate arch.

Complete Dentures replace all of the natural dentition and associated structure of the maxilla (upper arch) or mandible (lower arch).

Dentures can also be categorized as:
1. Definitive Dentures which can also be called as Final Dentures.
2. Interim Dentures which can also be called as Provisional Dentures.

Interim Dentures are dental prostheses used for a short time for reasons of esthetics, mastication, occusal support or convenience or for conditioning the patient to accept an artificial substitute for missing natural teeth until a more definite prosthetic dental treatment can be provided.

Definitive Dentures are the final dental prostheses.

Pictures of Dentures

Fixed Moveable Partial Denture


This Fixed Moveable Partial Denture can be called as:
1. Fixed Denture.
2. Partial Denture.
3. Definitive Denture.

Interim Removable Denture


This Interim Removable Partial Denture can be called as:
1. Removable Denture.
2. Partial Denture.
3. Interim Denture.

Equipoise Removable Partial Denture

Equipoise Removable Partial Denture


This One Piece Casting Removable Partial Denture can be called as:
1. Removable Denture.
2. Partial Denture.
3. Definitive Denture.

All Porcelain Fixed-Fixed Partial Denture


This All Porcelain Fixed-Fixed Partial Denture can be called as:
1. Fixed Denture.
2. Partial Denture.
3. Definitive Denture.

Video of Fixed Partial Denture Fabrication

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  • This page was created on October 6 2011
  • This page was updated on April 2 2012
  • This page was updated on December 13 2012

Written by:
Jesus Lecitona+