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Related to endosteal implant: transosteal implant
an implant that is inserted into the alveolar and/or basal bone and protrudes through the mucoperiosteum.
Synonym(s): endosteal implant
Etymology: Gk, endon, within + osteon, bone
a dental implant made of metal, ceramic, or polymeric material, consisting of a blade, screw, pin, or vent, inserted into the jaw bone through the alveolar or basal bone, with a post protruding through the mucoperiosteum into the oral cavity to serve as an abutment for dentures or orthodontic appliances, or to serve in fracture fixation.
A dental prosthesis that is partially submerged and anchored within the bone. The blade form and the cylinder form are the two types of endosteal implants used. The cylinder form, which is most common, consists of a screw, a small titanium cylinder, and an abutment surgically inserted into the bone. The blade form consists of one or more abutments. In both forms, the prosthetic device is placed on the abutment(s).
See also: implant