January 2005
Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary;2005, p1791
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A definition of the term "prosthodontics" is presented. It refers to the branch of dentistry that deals with the replacement of missing teeth or soft tissues with bridges, crowns, implants, and prostheses. Replacement of teeth may be fixed or removable. It includes repairing defects within the mouth or in maxillofacial structures.


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