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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
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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DEPUTY Attorney-general Akis Papasavvas will return on Monday the e1/417,000 paid by the health ministry for his tooth implants. While insisting he had done nothing wrong and claiming that all the proper procedures had been followed, he announced he will return the money because the episode was being used as an excuse to attack President Christofias and the now retired acting permanent secretary of the ministry.