There are many ways to replace lost teeth, one of which is by making 'false teeth', dentures, which can be removed by the patient for cleaning. Dentures can be partial, replacing a few teeth, or full dentures, which replace all the teeth. Prosthetics is the branch of dentistry that makes dentures.
The profession of providing cosmetic and/or functional restoration of missing human parts.
are non-living devices which act to replace an organic body part.
A term derived from the Greek pros (in addition to), tithenai (to put) and tics (a systematic pursuit). Literally, prosthetics is the systematic pursuit of putting one thing (an artificial device) in addition to something else (a part of the body).
(n., collective)--the discipline dealing with prostheses or prosthetic devices
The practice and science of providing prosthetic rehabilitation engineering services related to the assessment, design, and development of external assistive, supportive, and/or corrective anatomical devices, referred to as prostheses, for the purpose of restoring neuromuscular and musculoskeletal functions of the human body associated with the congenital and/or acquired absence of a limb.
the branch of medicine dealing with the production and use of artificial body parts
the art and science of making and adjusting artificial parts of the human body.
The replacement of musculoskeletal extremities (arms, legs etc.) with artificial limbs.
The science that deals with functional and/or cosmetic restoration for all or part of missing limb.
a fixed or removable appliance used to replace missing teeth (for example, bridges, partials, and dentures).
an artificial substitute for a missing body part.
The surgical or dental specialty concerned with the design, construction and fitting artificial devices to replace a missing part of the body.
Science and practice of evaluating, measuring, designing, fabricating, assembling, fitting, adjusting, or servicing prosthesis under an order from a licensed physician.
The profession of artificial limbs
Pronunciation: -tiks, Function: noun plural but singular or plural in construction: the surgical or dental specialty concerned with the design, construction, and fitting of prostheses
Prosthesis = replacement for a lost body part. In this context; oral prosthetics – that part of dentistry which deals with problems relating to the replacement of teeth and/or jaws.
A fixed or removable appliance to replace missing teeth. Example: bridges, dentures and partial. Sometimes single crowns are considered prosthetics.