alveolar ridge

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a linear projection or projecting structure; a crest.
alveolar ridge a bony ridge of the maxilla or mandible, the part of the alveolar process that contains the alveoli; called also alveolar crest.
dental ridge any linear elevation on the crown of a tooth.
Dental ridges in a maxillary molar. From Dorland's, 2000.
dermal r's ridges of the skin produced by the projecting papillae of the corium on the palm of the hand and sole of the foot, producing a fingerprint and footprint characteristic of the individual; called also cristae cutis.
genital ridge the more medial part of the urogenital ridge, giving rise to the gonad.
healing ridge an indurated ridge that normally forms deep to the skin along the length of a healing wound.
incisal ridge the part of the crown of an anterior tooth that makes up the actual incisal portion; see incisal surface, under surface.
interureteric ridge a fold on mucous membrane extending across the bladder between the ureteric orifices.
mammary ridge an ectodermal thickening in early embryos, along which the mammary glands subsequently develop.
mesonephric ridge the more lateral portion of the urogenital ridge, giving rise to the mesonephros.
oblique ridge a variable linear elevation obliquely crossing the occlusive surface of a maxillary molar.
urogenital ridge a longitudinal ridge in the embryo, lateral to the mesentery.
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al·ve·o·lar pro·cess of maxilla

the projecting ridge on the inferior surface of the body of the maxilla that contains the tooth sockets; the term is also applied to the superior aspect of the body of the mandible, containing the tooth sockets of the lower jaw.
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al·ve·o·lar ridge

(al-vē'ŏ-lăr rij)
That portion of the maxilla that surrounds and supports teeth.
See also: alveolar process
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al·ve·o·lar pro·cess of max·il·la

(al-vēŏ-lăr proses mak-silă) [TA]
Projecting ridge on inferior surface of body of maxilla that contains the tooth sockets; also denotes superior aspect of body of mandible, containing tooth sockets of the lower jaw.
Synonym(s): alveolar body, alveolar bone (2) , alveolar border (2) , alveolar ridge, basal ridge (1) , dental process.
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Thus, as a result of several agenesis of permanent and/or deciduous teeth and narrow upper and lower alveolar ridges, the vertical dimension of the face was reduced and the lips became protuberant.
Since the increasing demand of dental implants, there has also been an increasing demand for techniques related to bone augmentation in atrophic alveolar ridge and maxillary sinus.
Case Gender Age Habitation Habits and addictions 1 Male 47 Rural Drug addiction, alcoholism, and smoking 2 Male 68 Rural Smoking 3 Male 57 Rural Smoking 4 Male 48 Rural Smoking 5 Male 38 Rural Smoking Case Treatment Comorbities 1 Sulfamethoxazole + trimethoprim Malnutrition 2 Itraconazole Negative 3 Sulfamethoxazole + trimethoprim Arterial hypertension 4 Sulfamethoxazole + trimethoprim Negative 5 Sulfamethoxazole + trimethoprim Negative Case Anatomic region Follow- up 1 Oral mucosa + 18 months pulmonary + lymph node 2 Oral floor 12 months 3 Lips + oral mucosa 24 months 4 Oral mucosa 20 months 5 Alveolar ridge 8 months
Grossly, CGCT appears well developed in the newborn as a variably sized soft tissue mass, with a tan, pink, or red coloration, and an irregular, lobulated, and/or smooth surface, typically arising from the alveolar ridge [2, 6, 7].
Alveolar ridge resorption is the usual consequence of tooth loss.
Among the various techniques introduced for the expansion of alveolar ridges with a horizontal bone deficit is the alveolar ridge split technique.
(10) Resonance for the [n] involves the nasal cavity open at both ends, and the oral cavity closed by the tongue at the alveolar ridge. Another resonance cavity is formed in front of the tongue and between the lips, which must be open for this sound.
The alveolar ridge mucosa possesses viscoelastic properties and is, therefore, one of the main supporting tissues for complete dentures in edentulous patients.
In 12 chapters, dentistry specialists from Europe, the US, and Asia cover the fundamental principles of clinical research design, regulatory practice, ethics, protocol design, trial management, authorship for publications, endpoints, patient-reported outcomes, examiner calibration, and biostatistics; analytical methods (histology, imaging, biomarker assessment, and soft and hard tissue imaging); and clinical research protocols for oral, craniofacial, and dental tissue regeneration, including periodontal regeneration, alveolar ridge preservation, sinus floor augmentation, osseointegration, peri-implantitis, and soft tissue augmentation.
Post extraction preservation of the alveolar ridge allows to place an implant with suitable esthetic and functional criteria [4-8].