A partial denture that is anchored to existing teeth

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  • bridgework — [brij′wʉrk΄] n. a dental bridge or bridges …   English World dictionary

  • bridgework — noun Date: 1883 dental bridges …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • bridgework — /brij werrk /, n. 1. Dentistry. a. a dental bridge. b. dental bridges collectively. c. any of several different types of dental bridges. 2. Civ. Engin. the art or process of bridge building. [1880 85; BRIDGE1 + WORK] * * * …   Universalium

  • bridgework — SYN: partial denture. * * * bridge·work .wərk n dental bridges also prosthodontics concerned with their construction * * * bridge·work (brijґwərk) partial denture …   Medical dictionary

  • bridgework — n. structure joining teeth which have a gap between them ( Dentistry); building of bridges …   English contemporary dictionary

  • bridgework — bridge•work [[t]ˈbrɪdʒˌwɜrk[/t]] n. 1) den a) a dental bridge b) den dental bridges collectively 2) civ the art or process of building bridges • Etymology: 1880–85 …   From formal English to slang

  • bridgework — /ˈbrɪdʒwɜk/ (say brijwerk) noun 1. Dentistry a. dental bridges collectively. b. any of several different types of dental bridges. 2. the building of bridges …  

  • bridgework — n. Dentistry a dental structure used to cover a gap, joined to and supported by the teeth on either side …   Useful english dictionary

  • fixed bridgework — fixed partial denture …   Medical dictionary

  • removable bridgework — removable partial denture …   Medical dictionary

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