- the branch of dentistry that deals with the restoration and maintenance of oral function by the replacement of missing teeth and other oral structures by artificial devices.
Also pros·tho·don·tia [pros-thuh-don-shuh, -shee-uh] /ˌprɒs θəˈdɒn ʃə, -ʃi ə/.
Origin of prosthodontics
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- (functioning as singular) the branch of dentistry concerned with the artificial replacement of missing teeth
Word Origin for prosthodontics
C20: from prosth (esis) + -odont + -ics
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- The branch of dentistry that deals with the replacement of missing teeth and related mouth or jaw structures by artificial devices.
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