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denture

 [den´cher]
a complement of teeth, either natural or artificial; ordinarily used to designate an artificial replacement for the natural teeth and adjacent tissues.
complete denture an appliance replacing all the teeth of one jaw, as well as associated structures of the jaw.
fixed partial denture a partial denture held in position by attachments to adjacent prepared natural teeth, roots, or implants; called also bridge.
implant denture an artificial denture or single tooth retained and stabilized by a framework or post implanted in the bone.
A subperiosteal implant. From Darby and Walsh, 1995.
overlay denture a complete denture supported both by soft tissue (mucosa) and by a few remaining natural teeth that have been altered, as by insertion of a long or short coping, to permit the denture to fit over them.
partial denture a dental appliance that replaces one or more missing teeth, receiving support and retention from underlying tissues and some or all of the remaining teeth; it may be either permanently attached or removable. See fixed partial denture and removable partial denture.
removable partial denture a partial denture made so that it can readily be removed from the mouth.

pon·tic

(pon'tik),
An artificial tooth on a fixed partial denture; it replaces the lost natural tooth, restores its functions, and usually occupies the space previously occupied by the natural crown.
Synonym(s): dummy (1)

pontic

/pon·tic/ (pon´tik) the portion of a dental bridge that substitutes for an absent tooth.

pontic

[pon′tik]
Etymology: L, pons, bridge
the suspended member of a removable partial denture or fixed bridge, such as an artificial tooth, usually occupying the space previously occupied by the natural tooth crown.

pon·tic

(pon'tik)
An artificial tooth on a fixed or removable partial denture; it replaces the lost natural tooth and restores its functions, and usually occupies the space previously occupied by the natural crown.

Pontic

An artificial tooth.

pon·tic

(pon'tik)
Artificial tooth on a fixed partial denture; replaces lost natural tooth, restores its functions, and usually occupies space previously occupied by natural crown.

pontic (pon´tik),

n the suspended member of a fixed partial denture; an artificial tooth on a fixed partial denture or an isolated tooth on a removable partial denture. It replaces a lost natural tooth, restores its function, and usually occupies the space previously occupied by the natural crown. See also abutment.
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Pontus said: "REAP promotes economic development by providing a deep looking at the state quo of innovation in Qatar and the region.
Under the later kings of the Persian Empire, the Cappadocians were divided into two satrapies, or governments, with one comprising the central and inland portion, to which the name of Cappadocia continued to be applied by Greek geographers, while the other was called Pontus.
Of course we would prefer to have Pontus in the team," said Somerset team manager Garry May.
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Of people whose work I got to dance: Shen Wei, Mats Ek, and also Pontus, for partnering especially, had the greatest impact on my dancing.
FINAL TOTALS: 277 - Rhys Pugh (Vale of Glamorgan) 68-71-72-66; 278 - James Frazer (Pennard) 71-74-62-71; 279 - Thomas Sorensen (Denmark) 69-67-71-72; 280 - Goncalo Pinto (Portugal) 68-68-68-76; Kevin Phelan (Ireland) 73-66-70-71; Pontus Widegren (Portugal) 71-67-65-77.
That got Bees off to a 5-1 start but it was immediately cancelled out in the reserves' race as Bellego ran a totally contrasting last place with the other guest Richard Hall just unable to get on terms with Pontus Aspgren.
Visiting skipper Freddie Lindgren went for doublepoints in Heat 11 and secured all six, although he had to come from last to first and gained surprise support from partner Pontus Aspgren for an 8-1.
The 23 essays in this collection include discussions of mystery and secrecy in The Secret Revelation of John, the Sethian books of the Nag Hammadi library as secret books, esotericism and Evagrius of Pontus in the Egyptian desert, the secret of an early Christian mystical experience, mystery and secrecy in Paul, a suggestion on the origins of Christological fish symbolism, initiation into the Eleusinian mysteries, the Mithras Liturgy as mystery and magic, and the secret hymn in Hermetic texts.
She worked with Robert Davis on Can't Get You Out Of My Head and Henrik Jonback, Pontus Winnberg and Christian Karlsson on Toxic.
In their respective new roles, based in London, executive directors Pontus Aldell and Stephan Treschow, and associate banker Bjorn Bohm, will report to Olivier de Givenchy, head of JP Morgan Private Bank in the UK.
7,867,208 B2; Ann Samuelsson, At Plasman, Pontus Winqvist, Ingemar Fernfors and Anna-Gerd Doverbo, assignors to SCA Hygiene Products AB, Gothenburg, Sweden.