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/.
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British Dictionary definitions for prosthodontics
(functioning as singular) the branch of dentistry concerned with the artificial replacement of missing teeth
- prosthodontist, noun
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