temporary prosthesis


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tem·po·rar·y pros·the·sis

(tempŏr-ar-ē pros-thēsis)
Short-term fixed or removable appliance used while a permanent replacement is being fabricated.
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Caption: Figure 7: A custom-fitted temporary prosthesis.
The cancer patient would get ACS-approved information about exercises, causes and prevention of lymphadema, a temporary prosthesis and other information for the family; and the mentor would get the hugs from the patient and the statistics for the ACS to be compiled for the national organization.
This long treatment period that involves the wearing of a temporary prosthesis may be of great inconvenience, and is sometimes the reason for not choosing implant-supported restorations at all.

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