Mucosal insert

Syn.: Button implant, epithelial implant, intramucosal insert, mucosal implant.

Mushroom-shaped device fastened to the tissue surface of a removable denture that fits within a prepared gingival receptor site. The use of multiple mucosal inserts enhances a denture´s retention and stability.

As it does not perforate dermal/mucosal integrity, it is no real implant.