Post, to be fixed on two-part dental implants to hold a dental crown, a bar or any other attachment to
see: Platform switching.
The most coronal portion of the alveolar process
A deficiency in the contour of the alveolar ridge. It can be vertical (apicocoronal) and/or horizontal (buccolingual, mesiodistal)
The portion of bone surrounding and supporting the teeth. Also: Alveolar ridge, Residual ridge, Ridge.
syn.: Angled abutment Dental implant abutment with a body not parallel with the long axis of the implant.
Dental: Mechanical device used for the retention and stability of a dental prosthesis.
Dental Removable partial or complete denture, supported by dental implants or implants and tissue. Dental implants are connected together with
Dental The combined apicocoronal height of connective tissue and epithelial attachment. It exists around teeth as well as around dental
Dental Black space visible, if the papilla (soft tissue in between two teeth) is missing or does not totally fill
Dental A laminar endosseous implant designed to be placed within the bone in a surgically prepared thin groove, especially in
Bone Morphogenetic Proteins are osteogenous and osteoinductive, as they induce differentiation of tissues. They induce bone building in every tissue.
There are different classifications of bone density (quality) in oral implantology. Lekholm U, Zarb GA: Patient selection and preparation. In:
Surgical widening of bone to augment its volume. In oral implantology also: Ridge expansion (or splitting) to widen the residual
A bone harvested from the facial aspect of the symphyseal area of the mandible, between the mental foramina, apical to
Dental The placement of a dental implant with the edge of the platform at the crest of the alveolar process.
Dental The ratio of the (implant-)crown height to the length of the implant surrounded by bone.
Dental A custom component to wear a tooth-crown machined or cast to serve in a unique circumstance where prefabricated components
Dental An endosseous root-form press-fit implant, with parallel-sided walls.
Refers to the time of applying force on an implant after initial placement. This term mostly is used in oral
Syn.: connection, abutment connection, connection interface External external hexagon (“hex”) external indentation Internal internal hexagon internal octagon internal cone internal
Dental Implant designed to rest on the surface of bone, under the periosteum. It is customized, sometimes stabilized with screw(s).
Dental An endosseous dental implant consisting of a plate, neck, and abutment inserted laterally into a edentulous alveolar process.
Dental The part of the axial contour a crown, that extends from the base of the sulcus past the free
Enamel matrix derivative Sterile protein aggregate from enamel matrix, amelogenin, the precursor of enamel from developing teeth. The proteins are
Syn.: Endodontic pin, endodontic stabilizer. A pin placed into a dental root canal and extending beyond the apex, into the
see: mucosal insert
Dental Device that receives its primary bone support by means of resting upon bone. see: Subperiosteal implant.
Dental One kind of a connection interface of the platform of a dental two-piece implant extending coronally. It prevents rotation
Dental A restoration that is not removable by the patient. The restoration may be partial arch (FPD: Fixed partial denture),
Dental Prosthesis fixed to an implant or implants, only removable by the dentists.
Dental Root-form implant
Dental Surgical technique where no soft tissue flaps are raised or a circular piece of tissue is removed for implant
State of retention of an implant at the time of insertion that results from slight compression of the osteotomy walls
Dental see: Occlusal loading
Guided bone regeneration Bone regenerative technique that uses physical means (e. g. membranes) to seal off an anatomic site where
Guided tissue regeneration. A dental surgical procedure using barrier membranes to direct the growth of new tissue.
GBR is the reformation of bone. This may be induced within a bony structure by a packing material or in
GTR The formation of a new tissue, including bone, under the guidance of a biomaterial, impermeable to cellular migration.
Dental An abutment that connects to a dental implant and protrudes through the soft tissue. It is used to form
A dental root-form implant with an internal channel penetrating the implant body from/at its apical aspect.
Dental An endosseous, root-form implant, with different surface textures at different levels.
Dental Component inserted over a prosthetic abutment. Its function is to prevent debris and calculus from invading the internal portion
Dental A clinical protocol for the placement and application of force on dental implants, with a fixed or removable restoration
Dental Placement of a dental implant at the time of tooth extraction, into the extraction socket.
To load an (dental) implant right after placing it in the bone.
Dental A clinical protocol for the placement of dental implants in a partially edentulous arch, with a fixed or removable
see: Immediate nonfunctional loading
see: Immediate functional loading
Dental A clinical protocol for the placement of an interim prosthesis with or without occlusal contact with the opposing dentition,
see: Immediate provisionalization
Dental Syn.: Prosthetic table, restorative platform, seating surface. Refers to the coronal aspect of an implant to which abutments, components,
Dental A prosthetic connection interface internal to the dental implant platform, e. g. internal hexagon or Morse taper connection.
Dental – A hexagonal connection interface of the platform of a dental implant within its coronal aspect. It prevents rotation
A locator is used as abutment on dental implants to fix a denture as a snap-on. There may be used
Syn.: Transmandibular implant. An dental transosseous implant in which a plate is fixed at the inferior border of the mandible.
Dental The part of a dental reconstruction, that couples the implant complex (infrastructure) to the suprastructure.
Dental An internal connection interface consisting of a converging circular surface, which forms a mechanical locking friction-fit. Also known as
Syn.: Button implant, epithelial implant, intramucosal insert, mucosal implant. Mushroom-shaped device fastened to the tissue surface of a removable denture
Dental The restoration is not in occlusal contact with the opposing dentition in maximal intercuspal position or in excursions. also:
Dental See: One-stage implant
Dental The restoration is in occlusal contact with the opposing dentition in maximal intercuspal position and/or excursions
see: One-piece implant
Dental An abutment that connects into the implant without the use of an additional screw. The abutment can be retained
Dental The implant in which the endosseous and transmucosal portions consist of one unit which presents a surface without a
Dental Syn.: Nonsubmergible implant, single-stage implant. An endosseous dental implant designed to be placed following a one-stage surgery protocol. The
Dental Any implant used during orthodontic treatment as anchorage for orthodontic tooth movement.
The term refers to the direct structural and functional connection between living bone and the surface of a load-bearing (Albrektsson
Osteoconduction occurs when the bone graft material serves as a scaffold for new bone growth that is perpetuated by the
Osteoinduction involves the stimulation of osteoprogenitor cells to differentiate into osteoblasts that then begin new bone formation. The most widely
De novo production of bone out of pluripotent reserve cells (stem cells), they are present in perivascular tissue and bone
Dental Removable partial or complete denture, which may be implant-supported or implant-tissue-supported. The prosthesis is retained by attachments.
Dental Mainly an orthodontic implant. Also used as additional implant in special situations.
Dental Syn.: Parallel-walled implant, straight implant. An endosseous, root-form dental implant, with the body of the implant having the same
Dental see: Parallel-sided implant
The linear surface of an implant in direct contact with the bone, expressed as percentage of the total implant surface.
Term for inflammatory reactions surrounding a dental implant.
Dental Syn.: Abutment swapping. The use of an abutment with a diameter narrower than that of the implant platform. This
Dental A machine-manufactured abutment.
Retention of a root-form implant from close proximity of the bone. Retention of certain components into an implant.
Gradual increase in the application of load on an implant.
Dental see: Implant platform.
Dental A root-form implant that has its origin in the region of the former second or third maxillary molar and
Circular incision made in the soft tissue over a submerged dental implant, manually or mechanically, to get access to the
Dental Full arch mandibular implant with a tripodal design that consists of a horizontal supragingival connecting bar with endosseous units
Dental Type of blade implant placed into the anterior border of the ramus of the mandible.
A raptor (i.e. TRI® Raptor) is used as abutment on dental implants to fix a (over)denture as a snap-on. There
Resorbable Blasting Media
Dental restoration that is removable by the patient. The restoration may be partial arch (RPD): Removable partial denture, or complete
Syn.: Reverse torque value Measure of the rotational force needed to rupture the bone-implant interface of a screw- or pin-form
Technique for clinical measurement of implant stability/mobility in bone. The measurement is registered from a transducer attached to the implant.
Dental Syn.: Extraction socket graft, socket graft, socket preservation. The immediate placement of a grafting material or any procedure, performed
see: bone expansion
The excavation of tissue to form a shallow shelving depression, usually performed to facilitate drainage from infected areas of bone.
Dental A root-form dental implant with the level of the implant-abutment junction different facially to lingually.
surface-decalcified allogeneic bone
Dental see: One-stage implant.
Syn.: Sinus graft, maxillary antroplasty, sinus augmentation, sinus elevation, subantral augmentation,. Augmentation of the antral floor with bone and/or bone
Maxillary sinus enlargement. With aging, especially after loss of maxillary teeth and reduction of masticatory forces acting on the maxilla,
Inflammation of the sinus maxillaris. Signs include sensitivity of teeth to percussion, fever, and facial swelling. Symptoms may include nasal
Dental see: Ridge preservation
Dental Syn.: First-stage surgery. A surgical procedure that consists of placing an endosseous implant in the bone and suturing of
Dental Syn.: Second-stage surgery Surgical procedure consisting of the exposure of a submerged implant to the oral environment by the
Dental see: Mandibular staple implant
Dental The damage (i. e., distortion or obliteration) of the internal threads of a root-form dental implant. These are important
Dental The prosthesis that is supported by implants with or without an intervening mesostructure.
Dental An endosseous, root-form implant, with a wider diameter coronally than apically. The sides of the implant converge apically.
An dental endosseous implant that is inserted laterally, from the facial aspect of the edentulous alveolar ridge.
Dental Syn.: Provisional implant Implant used during implant therapy to support a transitional fixed or removable denture. It is usually
see: Mandibular staple implant
Dental Syn.: Transosteal implant Implant that completely penetrates through the edentulous ridge buccolingually. Implant that completely penetrates through the parasymphyseal
see: Transosseous implant
The placement of three or more implants with a non-linear alignment of their platform.
Dental A dental implant in which endosseous and transmucosal portions combine to present a joint surface to the tissues (i.e.
Dental An abutment that connects to the implant with the use of an abutment screw.
Dental Syn.: Submergible implant An dental endosseous implant designed to be placed according to a two-stage surgery protocol. It undergoes
Dental A surgical protocol consisting of placing an endosseous implant in the bone and leaving it covered by mucosa. A
Dental Popular term for the act of surgically exposing a submerged implant, following healing from stage-one surgery.
Metalfree screw, PEEK, 60% carbon fibers-reinforced
Syn.: Glass-like carbon, glassy carbon Vitreous carbon a non-graphitizing, or nongraphitizable, carbon which combines glassy and ceramic properties with those
Y = Yttrium. TZP = Tetragonal Zirconia Polycrystal. Y-TZP is a partly stabilized zirconium or Yttria-stabilized zirconium. Pure zirconium dioxide
also “Zirconia” ZrO2 physical Density 5,68 g/cm³ Medical used Zirconium dioxides usually come with some dopants, which clearly improve physical
Dental A root-form or cylindric dental implant that has its origin in the region of the former first maxillary molar
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