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Please tell me what in dentistry is it called to replace a missing tooth?

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Dr. Gary Sandler answered

Specializes in Dentistry

Prosthodontics: Prosthodontics, restorative dentistry.

Answered 12/10/2013

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Dr. April Ziegele answered

Specializes in Cosmetic Dentistry

Implant or bridge: You may be talking about an implant or a bridge, where they are used to replace a missing tooth.

Answered 4/23/2013

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Dr. Donald Rollofson answered

Specializes in Dentistry

Prosthodontics: There are several ways to replace a missing tooth, and these replacements are prosthetics hence the name prosthodontics. Teeth can be replaced with removeable appliances, fixed bridges, and implants depending on the needs and desires of the patient.

Answered 12/19/2014

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Prosthodontics: Great question and the discipline of replacing missing teeth is called prosthodontics. You can replace missing teeth through partials or dentures or crowns and bridges or implants.

Answered 6/14/2014

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Prosthodontics: The art and science of replacing a missing tooth is called prosthodontics: can be either fixed prosthodontics or removable.

Answered 4/28/2015

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