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Prosthodontics

Definition
noun
A dental specialty concerned chiefly with the diagnosis, planning, restoration, and maintenance of dental function, aesthetics, comfort, and oral/dental health of the patient with dental problems, such as the loss, decay, or chipping of (a portion of) a single or more teeth
Supplement
Synonym(s):

  • dental prosthetics
  • prosthetic dentistry

Related term(s):

  • prosthodontic (adjective)
  • prosthodontist


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