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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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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.
From its supposed long-time base at Trapezus the Pontic fleet moved (pace Starr) c.
From burial data collected from four coastal sites in the Pontic (northern) region of the Black Sea, Petersen (Danish National Research Foundation's Centre for Black Sea studies, U.
For example wax pontics or pre modelled occlusal surfaces are available to facilitate a wax modelling for metal casting of crowns and bridges.
Regions around the Black Sea, including Euxine-Colchic broadleaf forests (deltas of the Kizil and Yesil Rivers), westernmost Pontic steppe (Lake Sivash), and Balkan mixed forests (deltas of the Danube, Olt, and Siret Rivers) have been loci for outbreaks in the central Eurasian region since October 1, 2005.
Kristiansen further notes much of the Pontic steppe was transformed into steppe by a new combination of pastoral herding with some agriculture (2007: 162).
Sairima-) of the Iranian national epic ultimately refers to the early Sarmatians of the Asian steppes, who eventually moved into the Pontic steppes and beyond, and were accordingly associated with the Roman Empire.
For provisional restoration of a fixed partial denture, it is recommended that the practitioner place a ball of completely polymerized acrylic resin into the pontic space.
sought out Byzantine ruins in the Pontic countryside, including a fresco
They included the A-Team's van, Starsky &Hutch's red and white1976 Ford Gran Torino, The General Lee from The Dukes Of Hazzard (a 1969 Dodge Charger), Knightrider's KITT (a Pontic Trans Am) and the time-travelling Delorean from Back To The Future.
The authors characterize the musical repertoire of zurnadauli ensembles as an eclectic mix which can serve all of these groups (local Greeks, Roma, Slavic-speaking Macedonians, Bulgarians, Vlachs, Greek speakers from Thrace, Pontic Greeks, etc.
It features an ancient Greek instrument, the Pontic Lyra, which is as old as the Trojan War.