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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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Thus through a fresh evaluation of the graphic metamorphoses in the Douze Fables we deepen not only our appreciation of Pontus de Tyard's multifarious writings, but also our understanding of the author's links to the Pleiade and the philosophical and aesthetic milieu of his day.
Pontus Winqvist will report to Karin Lepasoon, Senior Vice President, Skanska AB, with responsibility for Communications and IR.
Pontus Kallen and Kjell Johnsson will take up their new appointments on April 14th.
No work is without minor blemishes, and since this work will surely be reprinted, I note here the few factual errors that caught my eye: there was no Duke of Ferrara in the fifteenth century (40); Niccolo Perotti is known to have referred to Bessarion's "Academy" as early as 1453-54 (66; see Supplementum Festivum: Studies in Honor of Paul Oskar Kristeller [Binghamton, NY, 1987], 193); Jacopo Cassiano criticized George of Trebizond's commentary on the Almagest, not his translation of the same (77; see my George of Trebizond [Leiden, 1976], 106-08); Heraclides Pontus was the pupil of Plato, not Aristotle (144); and the discussion of the successor of Musurus in the chair at Venice lacks the name of this successor (159).
It shows that we do what we promise to do," said Pontus Kallen, Senior Vice President and Managing Director at Saab Aerostructures.
HFF worked on behalf of the borrower, Pontus Capital, to secure the floating-rate loan, which will enable Pontus to execute their business plan for the portfolio.
CSKA Moscow 1 Real Madrid 1 PONTUS WERNBLOOM'S last-gasp strike snatched a dramatic draw for CSKA.
Despite the fact that the third quarter includes the holiday-period of July and August, we have, by the offers to customers that we have developed and implemented, succeeded to increase our sales during Q3, which makes the quarter our strongest so far," said Pontus Lindwall, CEO of Betsson.
Customer and partner response to our solution has been tremendous in the retail and logistics industry and other vertical markets, and this funding, together with the combined resources and vote of confidence from our investors, will allow us to fully capitalize on the momentum we have created," said Pontus Bergdahl, CEO Columbitech.
Everton's Aidan Downes marked his debut with the third goal nine minutes from time although Pontus Wernbloom pulled one back for the hosts late on.
Manufacturing of details for the aircraft takes place about two years before final delivery, which means that production will slow down as early as next year," said Pontus Kallen, general manager of Saab Aerostructures.
There is strong momentum for Linux in the market and we have been encouraged to develop our Linux client by major carmakers, system integrators, and PDA manufacturers," said Pontus Bergdahl, CEO for Columbitech.