bridgework

(redirected from fixed bridgework)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia.

bridge·work

 (brĭj′wûrk′)
n.
1. A dental bridge.
2. Dental prosthetics involving a bridge or bridges.

bridgework

(ˈbrɪdʒˌwɜːk)
n
1. (Dentistry)
a. a partial denture attached to the surrounding teeth. See bridge15
b. the technique of making such appliances
2. (Civil Engineering) the process or occupation of constructing bridges

bridge•work

(ˈbrɪdʒˌwɜrk)

n.
1.
a. a dental bridge.
b. dental bridges collectively.
2. the art or process of building bridges.
[1880–85]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bridgework - a denture anchored to teeth on either side of missing teeth
dental plate, denture, plate - a dental appliance that artificially replaces missing teeth
References in periodicals archive ?
The field of Prosthetic Dentistry is concerned with the rehabilitation of the oral cavity, using single crowns and fixed bridgework to partial and full dentures, as required.
It is generally agreed that missing teeth replaced by a natural tooth will move the orthodontic situation to an easier and favorable treatment options13 where an effective method for the reconstruction and stability of occlusion is achieved16 with a long term outcome com- parable to the fixed bridgework treatment modality.