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Welcome to our dental implant glossary page! Here, you will find a comprehensive list of terms and explanations commonly used in the dental implant industry. Whether you are a patient considering dental implants or a dental professional, this glossary will help you understand the different aspects of the implant process. From bone grafting to zygomatic implants, this glossary will provide you with a clear understanding of the terminology and procedures used in the dental implant industry.
An abutment is a small connector piece that attaches the implant to the dental prosthetic (crown, bridge, or denture). It is placed on top of the implant and serves as the anchor for the prosthetic. The abutment can be made of titanium, zirconia or gold alloy.
Bone grafting is a surgical procedure where bone is added to the jaw to provide a strong foundation for an implant. This may be necessary if the patient has lost a significant amount of jawbone due to injury, disease, or tooth loss. There are several types of bone grafting, including autogenous (using the patient's own bone), allograft (using donated bone), and xenograft (using animal bone).
Osseointegration is the process of the implant fusing to the surrounding bone. This process is critical for the success of the implant and typically takes several months to complete.
An overdenture is a removable dental prosthetic that snaps onto one or more dental implants. This type of prosthetic is typically used for patients who have lost all or most of their natural teeth and want a more secure and stable denture.
Subperiosteal implants are implants that are placed on top of the jawbone, but under the gum tissue. They are typically used for patients who have a very limited amount of jawbone and are not candidates for traditional endosteal implants or bone grafting.
All-on-4 is a technique where four dental implants are placed in the jaw to support a full arch of teeth (upper or lower). This technique is used to replace an entire arch of missing teeth and is a cost-effective solution compared to placing an implant for each missing tooth.
Immediate loading is a technique where the implant is loaded immediately with a temporary restoration or final prosthetic. This can help to reduce treatment time and improve the esthetics of the final restoration.
CT guided surgery is a technique where a CT scan is used to guide the placement of the implant, ensuring accurate and precise placement. This technique can improve the success rate and reduce the complications associated
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