Glossary - My dental implant

Natural or synthetic product used for compensating an osseous deficit.

Bone products (bones of animal or human origin) used for compensating an alveolar deficit or to perform a sinus filling.

Type of scanner used in implantology to evaluate the bone volume available.

Bone drilling technique which creates a hole for placing the implant.

Cutting a tissue (gingiva or muscle) with an electric or laser scalpel.

Prosthesis placement on implant process.

Placement of a temporary or final prosthesis on an implant after a few weeks or months.

Prosthesis loading protocol (temporary or final) on an implant right after the implant placement surgery phase.

Cellular phenomenon in which bone cells attach to the implant’s surface.

All of the natural elements surrounding a dental root.

Technique allowing the impression of the patient’s teeth.

Prosthesis replacing one or several teeth (partial prosthesis) or all the teeth (complete prosthesis) and that can be removed by the patient.

Cemented or sometimes screwed prosthesis which cannot be removed by the patient.

Surgical technique performed under local anesthesia which can increase bone volume in the maxilla.

Closing the operated area with sutures.

Device allowing the reproduction of the position of an implant in mouth in the laboratory.

Small device screwed on the implant right after the implant placement or a few weeks after. Used to shape the gingiva in order to facilitate the impression.

Small device screwed on the implant which can be covered by the gingiva, or left exposed.

Glossary excerpted from the book “Dental Implants” written by Dr Bernard GUILLAUME and published by Ellébore publishers in 2011.