artificial tooth


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ar·ti·fi·ci·al tooth

(ahrti-fishăl tūth)
A tooth made of plastic, porcelain, or metal used in a prosthetic device (e.g., a fixed or removable partial denture).
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These titanium screw-like devices are implanted into the jaw and allowed to heal so that they create an artificial tooth root that can be used to support the prosthetic tooth or teeth.
Dental implants are artificial tooth roots that can be used to support prosthetic teeth and create a sturdy, natural-looking restoration.
Department of Justice seeking an order that the Company's policy regarding the distribution of its artificial tooth products is not in violation of the antitrust laws.
Implants are artificial tooth roots that are affixed permanently to the patient's jaw, providing a sturdy anchor for a crown.
Dental implants are artificial tooth roots inserted into the jaw to replace missing teeth.
president of the American Association of Endodontists (AAE) and a practicing endodontist, "Although there have been changes in artificial tooth materials and technologies, nothing looks, functions or feels like a natural tooth.
Koo's in vitro study, two daily doses of a beverage containing 25 percent cranberry juice inhibited bacteria binding and further accumulation to an artificial tooth surface by 67 to 85 percent.