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|Noun||1.||dental appliance - a device to repair teeth or replace missing teeth|
bite plate, biteplate - a removable dental appliance that is worn in the palate for diagnostic or therapeutic purposes
crownwork, jacket crown, jacket, cap, crown - (dentistry) dental appliance consisting of an artificial crown for a broken or decayed tooth; "tomorrow my dentist will fit me for a crown"
device - an instrumentality invented for a particular purpose; "the device is small enough to wear on your wrist"; "a device intended to conserve water"
filling - (dentistry) a dental appliance consisting of any of various substances (as metal or plastic) inserted into a prepared cavity in a tooth; "when he yawned I could see the gold fillings in his teeth"; "an informal British term for `filling' is `stopping'"
retainer - a dental appliance that holds teeth (or a prosthesis) in position after orthodontic treatment