alveolar crest


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crest

 [krest]
a projection, or projecting structure or ridge, especially one surmounting a bone or its border.
alveolar crest alveolar ridge.
ampullar crest (ampullary crest) the most prominent part of a localized thickening of the membrane that lines the ampullae of the semicircular ducts, covered with neuroepithelium containing endings of the vestibular nerve.
dental crest the maxillary ridge passing along the alveolar processes of the fetal maxillary bones.
iliac crest the thickened, expanded upper border of the ilium.
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al·ve·o·lar crest

1. the portion of the alveolar bone extending beyond the periphery of the socket, lying interproximally;
2. the top of the residual alveolar bone.
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alveolar crest

The most coronal portion of the bone surrounding the tooth; the continuous upper ridge of bone of the alveolar process, which is usually the first bone lost as a result of periodontal disease.
See also: crest
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al·ve·o·lar crest

(al-vēŏ-lăr krest)
1. Portion of alveolar bone (i.e., coronal portion) extending beyond periphery of socket, lying interproximally.
2. Top of residual alveolar bone.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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Distribution of the anatomic aspects of lingual frenulum in babies attended in the Reference Center in Hearing Health/CRESA Puc Goias between August, 2014 and February, 2015 Altered (apex / sublingul caruncles) 0,6% Altered (apex / inferior alveolar 4,2% crest) Altered (middle third and the apex 32,2% / inferior alveolar crest) Normal (middle third / inferior 13% alveoar crest) Normal (middle third and the apex 22% / sublingual caruncles) Normal (middle third / sublingual 28% caruncles) Note: Table made from bar graph.
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Panoramic radiographic images taken in the first examination revealed a radiopaque area, resembling cortical bone, with moderately demarcated but distinct borders in the alveolar crest of the lower left teeth 18 and 19 (Figure 3).
This case report de- scribes the implant oral rehabilitation of a patient with ectodermal dysplasia with severe atrophy of the residual alveolar crest, and maxillary sinus pneumatization.
Bergland, Semb and Abyholm in 1986 proposed a method of evaluating the success of alveolar bone grafting by measuring the alveolar crest height in relation to the adjacent teeth.6, 7
(2014) found that the height of the mandible at the mental foramen region and the distance from the superior margin of the foramen and the alveolar crest were significantly higher in males compared to females, it was suggested, therefore, that these traits can be used to determine sex.