bridge·​work | \ ˈbrij-ˌwərk How to pronounce bridgework (audio) \

Definition of bridgework

: dental bridges also : prosthodontics concerned with the construction of dental bridges

Examples of bridgework in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In mid-March, bridgework on U.S.-12 is expected to start by reducing eastbound and westbound traffic from four lanes to two lanes and shifting traffic onto one of the bridges while the other is repaired. Frank Witsil, Detroit Free Press, "11 bridge closures you need to know about if you drive in Wayne, Oakland counties," 25 Feb. 2020 Prescott Dentistry was supposed to provide Hills with bridgework and a set of crowns last year. Robert Anglen, azcentral, "Prescott woman pays $15K for dental work, then has to go to 2nd dentist for repairs," 30 Jan. 2020 As part of Stalin's campaign to suppress the truth, she was taken to the Soviet Union and sentenced to 10 years in a gulag, six of them in solitary confinement, for assisting with Hitler's bridgework. Jefferson Chase, USA TODAY, "Hitler's teeth analysis dispels myths of Nazi leader's survival," 21 May 2018 The Soviets compared the corpse's teeth, which contained conspicuous and unusual prostheses and bridgework, with descriptions provided by the dental assistant Kathe Heusermann. Jefferson Chase, USA TODAY, "Hitler's teeth analysis dispels myths of Nazi leader's survival," 21 May 2018 The Hagan-Burke path will be slightly rerouted to make way for the bridgework. Chris Sikich, Indianapolis Star, "Carmel, Hamilton County join forces for new $21.8M Keystone access ramp," 25 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of bridgework

1883, in the meaning defined above

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“Bridgework.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 May. 2021.

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bridge·​work | \ -ˌwərk How to pronounce bridgework (audio) \

Medical Definition of bridgework

: dental bridges also : prosthodontics concerned with their construction

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