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interim denture

 

Definition: a dental prosthesis to be used for a short interval of time for reasons of esthetics, mastication, occlusal support, or convenience, or to condition the patient to accept an artificial substitute for missing natural teeth until more definitive prosthetic dental treatment can be provided.

Synonym(s): provisional denture, temporary denture

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