from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A dental bridge.
- n. Dental prosthetics involving a bridge or bridges.
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- n. A partial denture that is anchored to existing teeth
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The adjustment of artificial teeth by attaching the frame holding them to adjacent sound teeth as abutments.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a denture anchored to teeth on either side of missing teeth
His cunning intelligence chief was General Tai Li, a short and stocky man always dressed in a khaki coat buttoned tightly at the collar, whose teeth were laced with gold bridgework that he exposed during the rare times he smiled.
I found the glass on the draining board, said Mrs. Ali, presenting him with the thick tumbler in which he soaked his partial bridgework at night.
This tooth is a key tooth which anchored my upper bridgework.
My bridgework had to be completely reconfigured, a new partial was designed, so this injury did not affect only one tooth, but rather involved six 6 replacement teeth as well.
The Ohio congressman said biting into the pit in April 2008 split a tooth down to the bone, caused excruciating pain and required reconfigured bridgework.
After more dental issues, including a failed implant, Kucinich in the end had to get new bridgework and six replacement teeth.
In the letter, Kucinich said he had three dental surgeries over two years after he split a tooth -- key to some upper bridgework in his mouth -- right through the crown and to a point below the level of the bone.
Might have gotten a piece of tofu caught in his bridgework.
Speaking of teeth (or lack thereof), in the last year, I have managed to pulverize bridgework on the upper left of my mouth (the original loss was the aftermath of a mistakenly deployed air bag about 10 years ago), and pulverize "real" teeth on the upper right.
Then came the ritual “Baring of the Teeth,” where they removed their carefully crafted bridgework to reveal strong white teeth filed to points.