The percentage of failures in a study or clinical trial, of a procedure or a device (e. g. implant), which
Fibrin Assisted Soft Tissue Promotion
Progressive weakening of a structure by accumulating embrittlement and crack formation/propagation.
A structural failure caused by multiple loading episodes when all loads lie below the structure´s ultimate strength.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA or USFDA) is a federal agency of the United States Department of Health and
FDA approved requests are for items that are new or substantially different and need to demonstrate “safety and efficacy”.
FDA clearance requests are for medical devices that prove they are “substantially equivalent” to the predicate devices already on the
Freeze-dried bone allograft Bone harvested from donor cadavers, washed, immersed in ethanol, frozen in nitrogen, freeze-dried and ground to similar
Finite element analysis
free from infection
Cell found within the connective tissue that is responsible for the synthesis of collagen fibers and the ground substance of
Layer of fibrous connective tissue between the implant and surrounding bone.
A numerical method for solving problems of engineering and mathematical physics. Software technique used to study stresses and strains on
Screw used for the stabilization of a block graft, bone substitue or a barrier membrane.
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
Functional Mitral Regurgitation
State of retention of an implant at the time of insertion that results from slight compression of the osteotomy walls
Dental see: Occlusal loading
These are 2 examples. For more, have a look in the Glossary!