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Prosthetics or Prosthodontics
The provision of artificial or false appliances which have been carefully designed to fit the hard or soft tissues of the mouth.
Fixed prostheses can be used to replace the missing teeth and take the form of crowns or bridges. Removable prostheses are worn by those who have lost all of their teeth (complete dentures) some of their teeth (partial dentures) or by children to straighten their teeth (orthodontic appliances).