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[treated as singular] The branch of dentistry concerned with the design, manufacture, and fitting of artificial replacements for teeth and other parts of the mouth.
- ‘He had been referred by his dentist to the professor of prosthodontics because the provision of partial dentures was proving difficult.’
- ‘Restorative dentistry also includes endodontics (treating the pulps or root canals of teeth) and prosthodontics.’
- ‘The College of Dentistry's prosthodontics department has monitored patients with overdentures since 1973 and has followed over 350 patients who are using them.’
- ‘Stating this here today, he said it would be started in the area of oral surgery, orthodontics, prosthodontics, and periodontics and conservation dentistry.’
1940s: from prosthesis, on the pattern of orthodontics.
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