Definition of Bridgework

1. Noun. A denture anchored to teeth on either side of missing teeth.

Exact synonyms: Bridge
Generic synonyms: Dental Plate, Denture, Plate



Definition of Bridgework

1. Noun. (dentistry) A partial denture that is anchored to existing teeth ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Bridgework

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Bridgework

1. A dental prosthesis which restores one or more, but less than all, of the natural teeth and/or associated parts and which is supported by the teeth and/or the mucosa; it may be removable or fixed. Synonym: bridgework. Distal extension, a removable partial denture that is retained by natural teeth at one end of the denture base segments only, and in which a portion of the functional load is carried by the residual ridge. (05 Mar 2000)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Bridgework

bridged compounds
bridgehead
bridgeheads
bridgekeeper
bridgekeepers
bridgeless
bridgelike
bridgeness
bridgepot
bridger
bridgers
bridges
bridgetender
bridgetree
bridgetrees
bridgework (current term)
bridgeworks
bridgey
bridging
bridging hepatic necrosis
bridging ligand
bridging loan
bridging visa
bridgings
bridi
bridie
bridies
briding
bridle
bridle at

Literary usage of Bridgework

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1. The Practice of Dentistry: A Practical Treatise Upon the Generalpractice of by Leo Greenbaum, Max Greenbaum (1912)
"Logan crown with band 673 Specimens of earliest efforts in bridgework 679 Effort to ... bridgework with interrupted relation between the dummies 708-709 ..."

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