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1. (im-plant´) to insert or graft material, such as tissue or radioactive material, into intact tissues or a body cavity; see also transplant.
2. (im´plant) any material inserted or grafted into the body.
cochlear implant see cochlear implant.
dental implant a prosthetic tooth with an anchoring structure surgically implanted beneath the mucosal or periosteal layer or in the bone.
Sequence of treatment with osseointegrated dental implants. From Darby and Walsh, 1995.
penile implant penile prosthesis.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

dental implant

A prosthetic tooth that is anchored in the jawbone to replace a missing tooth.
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dental implant

Osseointegrated implant Dentistry A prosthesis anchored in the maxilla or mandible, allowing subsequent placement of artificial teeth. See Cosmetic dentistry.
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dental implant

In dentistry, a prosthetic device in any of several shapes. It is implanted into oral tissues beneath the mucosa or the periosteal layer, or within the bone to support or hold a fixed or removable prosthesis. Synonym: tooth implant See: illustration


Ultrasonic devices should not be used on dental implants.
See also: implant
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den·tal im·plant

(dentăl implant)
The artificial replacement for a tooth root
See also: dental implants, endosseous dental implant
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Titanium and necessity of renovation in modern dental implantation Titanium and its alloys play as a good material to fuse tightly to bone to protect dental prosthetics utilized widely in dental implants today [1], data in Table 1 illustrates the highly used commercial titanium alloys today[2-3], However, there are still some restrictive conditions that may cause hipper sensitivity, corrosion, bacterial infections, and unpleasant Cell Interactions which may reject dental implantations and reduce best life time of it [4] In a review article performed in 2012, mainly 3 aspects of titanium based on published articles were considered briefly described below[4] :
Titanium electrochemically modified by anodic oxidation and hydroxyapatite (HA) electrochemical deposition represents some characterization of better implantation composite, also for promotion of titanium biocompatibility exploit of nano- sized HA is recommended [25] Antibacterial property of modified nano- titanium Now a day, study about dental implantation showed good stability after osseointegration, though some case of failures is reported.
Early and delayed dental implantation (clinical and experimental study), Dissertation of Doctor of Medicine, Samara
The conclusions drawn after reviewing the relevant literature on immediate dental implantation are: (1) Implants placed into fresh extraction sockets have a high rate of survival, ranging between 93.9 and 100%; (2) implants must be placed 3-5 mm beyond the apex in order to gain a maximal degree of stability; (3) implants should be placed as close as possible to the alveolar crest level (0-3 mm); (4) there is no consensus regarding the need for gap filling and the best grafting material; (5) the use of membrane does not imply better results - on the contrary, membrane exposure may carry complications in its wake; and (6) the absolute need for primary closure remains to be established.
Smoking may adversely affect wound healing thus jeopardize the success of bone grafting and dental implantation. A few studies have now shown that cigarette smoking is associated with significantly higher levels of marginal bone loss and the effect of the overall mean failure rate in smokers is about twice that in non-smokers.14,15 Lemons et al; (1997) further showed that smoking reduced bone density in the femur and vertebrae as well as in the jawbone.16 Smokers should thus be warned of this association and encouraged to quit the habit.
There are 50 staff members at the centre, some of which include doctors and nurses who specialise in various departments including: General and family medicine; orthopedics; oral surgery; general surgery; dermatology; endocrinology and a diabetic clinic; pediatrics and soon dental implantation.
The reason for tooth loss is important during candidate selection for dental implantation.
With the increasing number of dental implantations being performed, one can expect to see more cases of maxillary sinusitis and osteitis.