natural dentition


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den·ti·tion

(den-tish'ŭn),
The natural teeth, as considered collectively, in the dental arch; may be deciduous, permanent, or mixed.
[L. dentitio, teething]

natural dentition

the entire array of natural teeth in the dental arches at any given time, consisting of primary or secondary dentitions or a mixture of the two. See also tooth.
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What's more, the AAP maintains that implant surgery is not a "no-maintenance" alternative to natural dentition, because even implants require proper oral hygiene to prevent bone loss (peri-implantitis), which recent research has shown to be more prevalent than many dentists and patients realize.
In the clinical examination, Annie's mouth revealed a full natural dentition with sealants and amalgam restorations.
MDT), pioneers of the patented LANAP([TM]) protocol for the treatment of gum disease and the manufacturer of the PerioLase[R] MVP-7[TM] digital dental laser, are aligned with the American Academy of Periodontology (AAP) position statement that "efforts should be made to save a patient's natural dentition.
Many American adults now retain their natural dentition throughout their lives.