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overlay denture

 

Definition: a complete denture that is supported by both soft tissue and natural teeth that have been altered so as to permit the denture to fit over them. The altered teeth may have been fitted with short or long copings, locking devices, or connecting bars.

Synonym(s): bar joint denture, hybrid prosthesis, overdenture, telescopic denture

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