Dental Implants, Subperiosteal
Definition : Dental devices designed for implantation on the surface of either the maxilla or mandible beneath the periosteum using a metal framework that fits over the bone. These implants are typically custom made based on an impression of the bone made either during a surgical procedure or on a model of the bone made from computed tomography imaging of the jawbone. A dental laboratory creates the custom implant to fit the jaw, then the implant is inserted. Subperiosteal implants are intended for use when bone width or height is insufficient for a root-form or plate-form implant due to very advanced jawbone resorption.
Entry Terms : "Prostheses, Mandibular" , "Prostheses, Maxillofacial" , "Subperiosteal Dental Implants"
UMDC code : 23660