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prosthodontics

 [pros″tho-don´tiks]
the branch of dentistry concerned with construction of artificial appliances designed to restore and maintain oral function by replacing missing teeth and sometimes other oral structures or parts of the face.

pros·tho·don·tics

(pros'thō-don'tiks),
The science of and art of providing suitable substitutes for the coronal portions of teeth, or for one or more lost or missing teeth and their associated parts, so that impaired function, appearance, comfort, and health of the patient may be restored.
[L. prosthodontia, fr. G. prosthesis + odous (odont-), tooth]

prosthodontics

/pros·tho·don·tics/ (pros″thah-don´tiks) the branch of dentistry dealing with construction of artificial appliances designed to restore and maintain oral function by replacing missing teeth and sometimes other oral structures or parts of the face.

prosthodontics

(prŏs′thə-dŏn′tĭks)
n. (used with a sing. verb)
The branch of dentistry that deals with the replacement of missing teeth and related mouth or jaw structures by bridges, dentures, or other artificial devices.

pros′tho·don′tic adj.
pros′tho·don′tist n.

prosthodontics

[pros′thədon′tiks]
Etymology: Gk, prosthesis + odous, tooth
a branch of dentistry devoted to the construction of artificial appliances that replace missing teeth or restore parts of the face.

pros·tho·don·tics

(pros'thŏ-don'tiks)
The science and art of providing suitable substitutes for the coronal portions of teeth, or for one or more lost or missing teeth and their associated parts, so that existing impaired function, appearance, comfort, and health of the patient may be restored.
[L. prosthodontia, fr. G. prosthesis + odous (odont-), tooth]

pros·tho·don·tics

(pros'thŏ-don'tiks)
Science of providing suitable substitutes for coronal portions of teeth, or for one or more lost or missing teeth and their associated parts, so that impaired function, appearance, and comfort, may be restored.
Synonym(s): dental prosthetics, prosthodontia.
[L. prosthodontia, fr. G. prosthesis + odous (odont-), tooth]

prosthodontics

a specialty in dentistry concerned with the restoration of damaged or missing teeth.
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The biggest takeaway for patients from the ACP's clinical practice guidelines is that the patient needs to be in an active partnership with their prosthodontist, dentist, and hygienist to take care of their implants or dental crowns, bridges, and veneers properly," stresses Avinash Bidra, lead author of the guidelines.
Nancy Deal Chandler, RHIA, CAE, CFRE, Executive Director, American College of Prosthodontists and ACP Education Foundation.
This would help in fabricating ear prostheses even in bilaterally missing ears so that the appearance of the patient will be better and reduces the work of maxillofacial prosthodontists.
A prosthodontist is an American Dental Association-recognized specialist in tooth restoration and replacement; in essence, a bio-architect and bioengineer of cosmetic, functional and implant restorations.
Prosthodontists specialize in oral procedures for patients who need complex treatment to restore function and esthetic appeal, which Hart said could sometimes be quite an undertaking.
This descriptive study was carried out at Liaquat University Institute from July 2016 to August 2016 with dental students, General Dental Practitioners and specialist Prosthodontists.
Prosthodontists caution that germs inside as well as outside the mouth make it is extremely important to practice healthy hygiene habits that are fast, fairly free, and quite effective.
6) So, treatment requires a fully integrated interdisciplinary team approach with includes orthodontist, surgeons and prosthodontists.
After approval, the research was performed through questionnaires provided together with the respective Consent Form to 222 prosthodontists, in the city of Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul State.
of Southern California) compiles 16 articles by prosthodontists, restorative dentists, dental technicians, and oral and maxillofacial surgeons from the US, Europe, Brazil, Japan, and Turkey on esthetic dental rehabilitation and new approaches for treatment planning and mastering the influence of color, the light dynamics of esthetic materials, communication, photography, materials science, dental composition, the perio-prosthetic connection, tooth preservation, and requirements for advanced esthetic treatment.
Prosthodontists are limited by the materials used in the construction and fabrication of facial prosthesis.
A group of oral and maxillofacial surgeons, prosthodontists, periodontists, dentists, and others from the US, Israel, Europe, and Japan address the biological basis of the osteoperiosteal flap, distraction osteogenesis techniques, pedicled segmental osteotomy techniques, restorative techniques, and developing technologies.