Implant Prosthodontics

The phase of prosthodontics concerning the replacement of missing teeth and/or associated structures by restorations that SEN_091are attached to dental implants.

Dental Implant:
a prosthetic device of alloplastic material(s) implanted into the oral tissues beneath the mucosal and/or periosteal layer, and on/or within the bone to provide retention and support for a fixed or removable prosthesis; a substance that is placed into and/or upon the jaw bone to support a fixed or removable prosthesis.

Implant Prosthesis:
any prosthesis (fixed, removable or maxillofacial) that utilizes dental implants in part or whole for retention, support, and stability.

Implant Surgery:
the phase of implant dentistry concerning the selection, planning, and placement of the implant body and abutment guide table, as viewed in the sagittal plane.

Implant Crown:
a crown or fixed partial denture is not an implantable device. The prosthesis receives support and stability from the dental implant.

Implant Denture:
a denture is not an implantable device. The prosthesis (fixed partial denture, removable partial denture, complete denture) may be supported and retained in par

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