• bone
  • If you have two-stage implants, they will be placed under the gums while the bone heals. (dentistinsacramento.com)
  • Bone Resorption - Decrease in bone supporting the roots of teeth, which is a common result of periodontal gum disease . (dentistry.com)
  • Existing teeth help retain bone in the jaw, help support and secure the partial denture, and help the entire mouth feel more comfortable when chewing or talking. (dentalhealthproviders.net)
  • A reline is needed as the denture becomes loose as a result of the gums and bone shrinking in the healing period. (hometowndental.ca)
  • In 1728, Pierre Fauchard described the construction of dentures using a metal frame and teeth sculpted from animal bone. (wikipedia.org)
  • A dental implant (also known as an endosseous implant or fixture) is a surgical component that interfaces with the bone of the jaw or skull to support a dental prosthesis such as a crown, bridge, denture, facial prosthesis or to act as an orthodontic anchor. (wikipedia.org)
  • Prosthetic
  • A variable amount of healing time is required for osseointegration before either the dental prosthetic (a tooth, bridge or denture) is attached to the implant or an abutment is placed which will hold a dental prosthetic. (wikipedia.org)
  • Where the prosthetic is fixed, the crown, bridge or denture is fixed to the abutment either with lag screws or with dental cement. (wikipedia.org)
  • crown
  • A temporary crown will be placed to protect the area as it heals. (allon4dentalimplants.com)
  • A fourth situation in which a crown would be the restoration of choice is when a patient desires to have the appearance of his or her smile improved but when partial coverage (i.e., a veneer/laminate) is not an option for one or more reasons. (wikipedia.org)