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Artificial Teeth

Definition : Dental prostheses designed to replace missing natural teeth. These devices resemble natural teeth in shape, color, and functional capabilities; artificial teeth are typically made of ceramic, polymers, or resins. These prostheses are usually available as sets of teeth of a variety of sizes, shapes, and colors that replace the different types of teeth (e.g., canine, premolars, molars) for either the lower or upper arch. A single tooth may be replaced, or artificial teeth may be mounted in preformed dental plates to make new removable dentures or to repair existing dentures; artificial teeth that are included as an integral part of a fixed dental prosthesis are usually known as pontics.

Entry Terms : "Teeth, Dental Prosthetic" , "Artificial Teeth, Resin" , "Artificial Teeth, Ceramic" , "False Teeth Dentures" , "Teeth, Artificial" , "False Teeth"

UMDC code : 17114

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