alveoloplasty

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al·ve·o·lo·plas·ty

(al-vē'ō-lō-plas'tē),
Surgical preparation of the alveolar ridges for the reception of dentures; shaping and smoothing of socket margins after extraction of teeth with subsequent suturing to ensure optimal healing.
Synonym(s): alveoplasty
[alveolo- + G. plassō, to form]

alveoloplasty

/al·ve·o·lo·plas·ty/ (al-ve´o-lo-plas″te) surgical alteration of the shape and condition of the alveolar process, in preparation for denture construction.

alveoloplasty

(ăl-vē′ə-lō-plăs′tē) or

alveoplasty

(ăl′vē-ō-plăs′tē)
n.
Surgical preparation of the alveolar ridges for the reception of dentures.

alveoloplasty

[alvē′əlōplas′tē]
surgical reconstruction and smoothing of the alveolar process or dental ridge.

al·ve·o·lo·plas·ty

(al-vē'ŏ-lō-plas-tē)
Surgical preparation of the alveolar ridges for the reception of dentures; shaping and smoothing of socket margins after extraction of teeth with subsequent suturing to ensure optimal healing.
Synonym(s): alveoplasty.
[alveolo- + G. plassō, to form]

al·ve·o·lo·plas·ty

(al-vē'ŏ-lō-plas-tē)
Surgical preparation of the alveolar ridges for the reception of dentures; shaping and smoothing of socket margins after extraction of teeth with subsequent suturing to ensure optimal healing.
Synonym(s): alveoplasty.
[alveolo- + G. plassō, to form]

alveoloplasty (alvē´əlōplas´tē),

n the surgical shaping and smoothing of the margins of the tooth socket after extraction of the tooth, generally in preparation for the placement of a prosthesis.