Definition of prosthodontics in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌpräsTHəˈdän(t)iks/

plural noun

[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.
Example sentences
  • Stating this here today, he said it would be started in the area of oral surgery, orthodontics, prosthodontics, and periodontics and conservation dentistry.
  • 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.



Pronunciation: /ˌpräsTHəˈdän(t)ist/
Example sentences
  • With a maxillofacial prosthodontist he helped restore her former beauty.
  • Specialising as a prosthodontist, he maintains his clinical currency and credibility with a regular clinic.


1940s: from prosthesis, on the pattern of orthodontics.

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Syllabification: pros·tho·don·tics

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