Definition : Dentures designed for replacement of one or more but not all the natural teeth in the upper (i.e., maxilla) or lower (i.e., mandible) jaw. These devices are typically a removable, custom-made prosthesis with a cast metal framework that fits on the alveolar ridge with porcelain or resin teeth attached. Partial dentures may be also intended to replace gingival tissue (e.g., using an acrylic overlay) and adjacent parts of the maxilla or mandible.
Entry Terms : "Removable Dentures, Partial" , "Partial Dentures"
UMDC code : 17845