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bridgework

 [brij´werk]
a partial denture retained by attachments other than clasps.
fixed bridgework one retained with crowns or inlays cemented to the natural teeth.
removable bridgework one retained by attachments which permit its removal.

par·tial den·ture

a dental prosthesis that restores one or more, but not all, of the natural teeth or associated parts and that is supported by the teeth or the mucosa; it may be removable or fixed.
Synonym(s): bridgework

bridgework

/bridge·work/ (brij´werk) a partial denture retained by attachments other than clasps.
fixed bridgework  one retained with crowns or inlays cemented to the natural teeth.
removable bridgework  one retained by attachments allowing removal.

bridgework

(brĭj′wûrk′)
n.
1. A dental bridge.
2. Dental prosthetics involving a bridge or bridges.

bridgework

a fixed partial denture that is cemented permanently to abutment teeth. Also called bridge. See also abutment, pontic, retainer.

par·tial den·ture

, distal extension (pahr'shăl den'chŭr, distăl ek-stenshŭn)
A dental prosthesis that restores one or more, but not all, of the natural teeth or associated parts and is supported by the teeth or the mucosa; it may be removable or fixed.
Synonym(s): bridgework.

par·tial den·ture

, distal extension (pahr'shăl den'chŭr, distăl ek-stenshŭn)
Dental prosthesis that restores one or more, but not all, natural teeth or associated parts and is supported by teeth or mucosa; may be removable or fixed; part of functional load carried by residual ridge.
Synonym(s): bridgework.
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