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Related to prosthodontics: removable prosthodontics


n. (used with a sing. verb)
The branch of dentistry that deals with the replacement of missing teeth and related mouth or jaw structures by bridges, dentures, or other artificial devices.

pros′tho·don′tic adj.
pros′tho·don′tist n.


(Dentistry) (functioning as singular) the branch of dentistry concerned with the artificial replacement of missing teeth. Also called: prosthodontia
[C20: from prosth(esis) + -odont + -ics]
ˌprosthoˈdontist n


(ˌprɒs θəˈdɒn tɪks)

also pros•tho•don•tia

(-ˈdɒn ʃə, -ʃi ə)

n. (used with a sing. v.)
the branch of dentistry that deals with the replacement of missing teeth and related oral structures by artificial devices.
[1945–50; prosth (esis) + -odont + -ics]
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Noun1.prosthodontics - the branch of dentistry dealing with the replacement of teeth and related mouth or jaw structures by artificial devices
dental medicine, dentistry, odontology - the branch of medicine dealing with the anatomy and development and diseases of the teeth
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Dr Saoirse O'Toole, clinical lecturer in prosthodontics at King's College London and lead author of the study, has commented on the findings from their research.
The staff of 20 includes 10 specialist doctors in orthodontics, endodontics, prosthodontics, paediatric dentistry, and periodontics along with general dentistry.
This questionnaire based study assessed the perceptions of dental house surgeons regarding the effectiveness of preclinical fixed prosthodontics training during BDS course.
Preventive prosthodontics aims at avoiding complete edentulism.
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The contents of the published articles were grouped into 10 individual dental specialty articles namely oral pathology and microbiology, oral medicine and radiology, oral and maxillofacial surgery, pedodontics, periodontics, conservative dentistry and endodontics, prosthodontics, orthodontics, community dentistry, and implantology.
The Prosthodontics causes can be thin consistency of material, large sized tray or overextended denture bases.
The APS, together with the editorial council of The Journal of Prosthodontic Dentistry, presents this award to a certified dental technician who has made significant contribution to the advancement of prosthodontics and dental laboratory communities.
It's far easier, cheaper, and better for your overall health to replace missing teeth immediately, according to research published in the Journal of Prosthodontics, which cites dozens of studies correlating missing teeth to increased risks of cancer, dementia, chronic obstruction pulmonary disease, aspiration pneumonia, and even an increased risk of passing away at a younger age.
Sarah Allen, clinical assistant professor in restorative sciences and co-director of clinical removable prosthodontics.
Prosthodontics deals with treatment and correction of defects by providing a pleasing appearance to the patient in addition to speech and mastication.