Dental Removable partial or complete denture, supported by dental implants or implants and tissue. Dental implants are connected together with
Device helping to confine a grafted area. It can prevent movement of a graft and/or controls the growth of undesirable
Brain Controlled Bionic Ear
see: Biphasic tricalcium phosphate or: Basic Calcium Phosphate
Biphasic Calcium Sulphate (used by Regedent)
Bone to implant contact Direct contact of bone with an implant surface at the light microscope level.
The engagement of an implant at the two sides of a bone, being fixed in two cortical areas.
syn.: Absorbable Property of a material that degrades and dissolves in vivo. Its breakdown products are incorporated into normal physiologic
Designed to assist or modify a biological activity.
Absorbable alloplastic material composed of metal oxides: SiO2, Na2O and P2O5. It has the ability to form a chemical bond with
Capacity of a material to fulfil its function with an appropriate response for a specific application from the receiving host. Quality
Progressive alteration or breakdown of a material in a biological environment.
Progressive alteration of a material in a biological environment.
The quality of a biomaterial that satisfies those functional specifications for which it was designed.
Property of a material that elicits no host response.
The bonding of living tissue to the surface of a biomaterial or implant, which is independent of any mechanical interlocking
Dental The combined apicocoronal height of connective tissue and epithelial attachment. It exists around teeth as well as around dental
Products derived from living tissues (animal or vegetable).
A material intended to interface with the biological System to evaluate, treat, augment or replace tissue, organ or function of the
Scientific field that deals with the mechanical properties of any biomechanical device, device-tissue interface or the properties of tissues themselves.
Able to replicate or imitate a body structure (anatomy) and/or function (physiology).
The ability of an (autogenous) graft to dissolve physiologically.
Workable, non-resorbable glass ceramic out of the SiO2-Al2O3-MgO-Na2O-K2O-F-system by 3di GmbH. Crystal phase (ca. 60 %) with mainly phlogopit-crystals, embedded
Acro.: BCS biphasic calcium sulfate dihydrate (CSD) The medical use of Calcium Sulfate has the longest history in the augmentation
also: BCP Chemistry: Mixture of two phases, hydroxyapatite, HA, and β-tricalcium phosphate. It is a ceramic. Preparation involves the sintering causing the
Dental Black space visible, if the papilla (soft tissue in between two teeth) is missing or does not totally fill
= Sacral Neuromodulation
Dental A laminar endosseous implant designed to be placed within the bone in a surgically prepared thin groove, especially in
Graft consisting of an autogenous block of bone, taken from a different site and usually fixed with screws.
Bone Morphogenetic Proteins are osteogenous and osteoinductive, as they induce differentiation of tissues. They induce bone building in every tissue.
Acronym: Basic multicellular unit.
The hard portion of the connective tissue that constitutes the majority of the skeleton. It consists of an inorganic component
There are different definitions, non of them with exact reliable data for clinical use: 1, Histological: The “density” is calculated
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 surgical procedure performed to establish additional bone volume, using autogenous bone.
Soft spongy tissue found in the center of bone that contains fat and/or hematopoietic tissues.
A qualitative assessment of bone based on its density.
Alloplastic material used for bone grafting.
Bone-patellar tendon-bone (allograft)
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