definitive prosthesis


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de·fin·i·tive pros·the·sis

a dental prosthesis to be used over a prescribed period of time.
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de·fin·i·tive pros·the·sis

(dĕ-fini-tiv pros-thēsis)
Dental appliance to be used over a prescribed period of time.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

de·fin·i·tive pros·the·sis

(dĕ-fini-tiv pros-thēsis)
Dental appliance to be used over a prescribed period of time, usually long term.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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In this case report the patient was held under observation till an acceptable maxillomandibular relationship was achieved so as to further plan for a definitive prosthesis. The patient was comfortable with esthetic and function provided by the interim prosthesis.
Obturators replacing resected hard and soft palates may be classified and defined as follows: (1) a surgical obturator is an immediate prosthesis fabricated preoperatively and inserted at the time of surgery; (2) a treatment obturator is the interim appliance that the patient wears during the convalescent or healing period(temporary prosthesis and has to be revised periodically as the defect heals); (2) and (3) a definitive prosthesis after sufficient healing takes place(3-4 months post surgically, depending on the case).
However, we believe that this kind of quantitative analysis would be more appropriate for evaluating the result of a definitive prosthesis retained by osseointegrated craniofacial implants.
On the subsequent appointment sutures were removed, and definitive prosthesis was cemented.