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(og?men-ta'shon) [L. augmentare, to increase, grow]
1. The act of adding to or increasing the shape, size, function, or strength of something.
2. In obstetrics, the use of pharmacological or surgical interventions to help the progression of a previously dysfunctional labor. Synonym: augmentation of labor

breast augmentation

Augmentation mammaplasty.

augmentation of labor

Augmentation (2).

localized alveolar ridge augmentation

Dental surgery to repair defects in the jaw due to the extraction or loss of a tooth. A bone graft is placed into the socket formed at the base of the extracted tooth. Alternatives to a bone graft include a soft-tissue graft or bone substitutes. The surrounding gum is sutured in place to cover the graft. The grafted bone can repair aesthetic defects or be used as a foundation for dental implants. Results generally include an increase in the width and/or height of the alveolar ridge.
Synonym: ridge augmentation

percutaneous vertebral augmentation

Abbreviation: PVA
Any surgical treatment for spinal fractures that corrects the defect produced by the fracture, e.g., kyphoplasty or vertebroplasty.

ridge augmentation

Localized alveolar ridge augmentation.
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ridge aug·men·ta·tion

(rij awgmĕn-tāshŭn)
Addition of bone to the alveolar ridge to increase its height and thickness; fills in defects and facilitates retention of implants and prostheses.
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As from the results of the present study, alveolar ridge augmentation and Strontium Renalate following immediate implant placement have shown to provide good primary and secondary stability (Benic et al., 2016).
Chow, Fluorescent labeling analysis and electron probe microanalysis for alveolar ridge augmentation using calcium phosphate cement, Dent.
Momen-Heravi, "Full mouth implant rehabilitation of a patient with ectodermal dysplasia after orthognathic surgery, sinus and ridge augmentation: a clinical report," The Journal of Advanced Prosthodontics, vol.
Amoroso, "Horizontal and vertical ridge augmentation for implant placement in the aesthetic zone," International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, vol.
Mandibular ridge augmentation and resorption with various visor procedures.
This case report demonstrated the ability to replace a congenitally missing tooth using an Astra TechA implant, 4 months following a ridge augmentation with anonlay block graft from mandibular symphysis.
Assessment of the potential of growth factors for localized alveolar ridge augmentation: a systematic review.
Recombinant human platelet-derived growth factor (rhPDGF) is now used widely in bone and periodontal regeneration and treatment of gingival recession, as is recombinant human bone morphogenic protein 2 (rhBMP-2) in sinus floor reconstruction and alveolar ridge augmentation associated with extraction sockets.
The Low Window Sinus Lift technique does not influence other significant sinus augmentation variables, such as the volume of biomaterial required or the length of the implants to be placed, and it does not preclude the possibility of performing a concomitant vertical/horizontal ridge augmentation by guided bone regeneration if necessary.
Mandibular lateral ramus provides an accessible intraoral cortical bone and is routinely administered in preimplant ridge augmentation [9, 10] but the amount is limited comparing to the iliac crest [11] although long term hospitalization (specifically for iliac crest harvesting), pain, donor site morbidities, and great cost [12] are the primary disadvantages of alveolar cleft autografting [12].