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Prostheses, Dental, Fixed

Definition : Dental prostheses designed for partial or total replacement (i.e., restoration) of one or more teeth, which are fixed (e.g., cemented) in place by the dentist and that the user cannot remove. These prostheses typically consist of a variety of custom-made devices with different shapes, such as an inlay, onlay, crown, or fixed partial denture (i.e., bridge); they are made of cast metal alloys, synthetic (e.g., acrylic) resins, ceramic, or combinations of these materials. Fixed dental prostheses are intended to replace missing teeth.

Entry Terms : "Fixed Dental Prostheses"

UMDC code : 17841

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