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su·per·struc·ture

(sū'pĕr-strŭk'chūr),
A structure above the surface.

superstructure

/su·per·struc·ture/ (soo´per-struk″chur) the overlying or visible portion of a structure.

su·per·struc·ture

(sū'pĕr-strŭk'shŭr)
A structure above the surface.

su·per·struc·ture

(sū'pĕr-strŭk'shŭr)
A structure above the surface.

superstructure,

n a structure constructed on or over another structure.
superstructure casting,
n in the subperiosteal implant, a surgical alloy bar designed with clasps to telescope over the four abutments. To this casting is processed the final denture superstructure.
superstructure, implant,
n (implant denture superstructure), 1. a removable denture that fits snugly onto the protruding implant abutments. Sometimes called the
implant denture. 2. the denture that is retained, supported, and stabilized by the implant denture substructure.
superstructure, implant, attaching material,
n the denture resin by which the superstructure teeth are attached to the superstructure frame.
superstructure, implant, attachment,
n a part of the superstructure that fits onto the implant abutments. May be a precision attachment coping, a conventional clasping, or a combination of a precision attachment with clasps.
superstructure, implant, connectors,
n the rigid bars that unite the superstructure attachments into one strong element.
superstructure, implant, denture,
n See superstructure, implant.
superstructure, implant, frame,
n the metal skeleton of the superstructure, consisting of attachments and connectors.
superstructure, temporary (implant surgical splint),
n an acrylic resin immediate appliance with six anterior teeth; has no metal clasps, precision coping, or frame; fitted closely over the implant abutments immediately after the surgical insertion of the substructure.
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