Definition: The science of and art of providing suitable substitutes for the coronal portions of teeth, or for one or more lost or missing teeth and their associated parts, so that impaired function, appearance, comfort, and health of the patient may be restored.
Synonym(s): dental prosthetics, prosthetic dentistry, prosthodontia
[L. prosthodontia, fr. G. prosthesis + odous (odont-), tooth]
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