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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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

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)
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

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.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

Pontic

An artificial tooth.
Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

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.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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This concept has been recently applied to teeth- or implant-supported fixed prostheses for pontic site development [9, 25-27].
Du Toit, "Partial extraction therapies (PET) part 1: maintaining alveolar ridge contour at pontic and immediate implant sites," The International Journal of Periodontics & Restorative Dentistry, vol.
Very little difference occurs with the pontic material and the pontic design.
In the mandibular posterior region, esthetics is not a major consideration, so the spheroidal pontic is the design of choice because of its contour.
Our data are drawn from the available written sources (inter alia Angelopoulos 2008, Pomonis-Tzaglaras 2007, Kasimatis 1996, Kollas 1960 for Heptanesian and Dawkins 1916, Topharas 1932, Oekonomides 1958, Papadopoulos 1955, 1958-1961, Drettas 1997 for Pontic), the databases and the digitized oral material of the Laboratory of Modern Greek Dialects (www.lmgd.philology.upatras.gr) of the University of Patras.
Heptanesian and Pontic data are analyzed in section 4, where claims and proposals are put forward with respect to the morphology of [+/- human] loan nouns.
Tissue response to fixed partial pontics. J Prosthet Dent 1968;20: 143-153.
INTRODUCTION: Design of pontic is probably the most important factor in determining the success of the restoration.
In May 2012, she felt pain and noticed gingival swelling under the pontic in the mandibular FPD that had been placed in another dental clinic 15 years earlier.
The pontic was removed by the dentist in early June 2012, and the patient was followed up.
The last treatment option remaining was rehabilitation with ovate pontics supported fixed dental prosthesis for the extracted teeth.
Attempts at chair side tooth replacement involved the use of pontics derived from extracted permanent teeth (Antonson DE (3), Ibsen RL (4), Strassler HE (5)), acrylic resin denture teeth with or without lingual wire replacement (Davila JM (6), Littman H (7)) and resin composite (Ibsen RL (4), Jensen ME (8) Simonsen R (9), Strassler HE) (10,11)