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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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For instance, in Pontic, there are relics of the Ancient Greek third inflection class, which is preserved to mark definiteness in masculine nouns (see section 4.
The current article describes a clinical case treated with a FRC bridge, which was fabricated using the natural tooth as a pontic for immediate replacement of a central permanent incisor in a teenage patient.
Contrary to the findings of Yilmaz and Polat (2002) with pontic shad, we did not find annuli easy to distinguish in opercula of the American shad, especially in older ([greater than or equal to]6 years) fish.
An academic audience that wants to tackle the political history of the Pontic kingdom under Mithradates remains better served with Brian McGing's account and the conference proceedings published by the Danish Centre for Black Sea Studies.
From its supposed long-time base at Trapezus the Pontic fleet moved (pace Starr) c.
They defeated the Bulgars, another Turkic-speaking people, who camped out in the Pontic steppe at the time, and centred around what is now the Hungarian Alfold (plain).
The quality of Carpathian country adds up to those of Danubian and Pontic ones, as together they function to delineate the fundamental geographical characteristics of the country's own territory, forming thus the indissoluble connection between the natural environment and its geo-historical evolution.
These procedures are applicable for improving the contour of alveolar ridge in relation to ideal pontic, papilla esthetics for fixed partial prosthesis, healthy dento-alveolar complex for periodontal attachment and bone for dental implant placement.
author of the famous Pragmatic history, shows that in the Pontic and Danubian regions there were exported honey, wax and an assortment of vines.
These associations provide what Matei-Chesnoiu calls "powerful emotional triggers" (41) that Shakespeare could use, for instance, when Othello characterizes his impulse for revenge as "Like the Pontic Sea," referring to the Black Sea known as "Pontus Euxinus" in Pliny (40), or when Lear threatens Cordelia with being so abandoned that she will have no better neighbors than "the barbarous Scythians," who were related to the bloodthirsty Goths (42).
1) Katya Hokanson, '"Barbarus hic ego sum': Pushkin and Ovid on the Pontic Shore," Pushkin Review 8-9 (2005-06): 61-75, http://www.
Cultural interactions and social strategies on the Pontic shores; burial customs in the northern Black Sea area, c.