Alveolar Mucosa: The mucous membrane covering the basal part of the alveolar process and continuing without demarcation into the vestibular fornix and the floor of the mouth. It is loosely attached to the pe . . . View Full Definition
Ridge (Alveolar): The alveolar process and its soft tissue covering that remain after the teeth are removed.
Permucosal Pin Implants: Endosseous dental implants, shafts of which are threaded or smooth, used in bipodial or tripodial configurations as an abutment.
Keratinized Gingiva (mucosa) : The portion of the gingiva that is covered by keratinized epithelium.
Alveolar: This adjective refers to any sound made by the tongue's approaching the gum ridge. Examples include the sounds /n/, /l/, /z/ and /s/.
Intra-Mucosal Inserts (Mucosal Inserts): Alloplastic devices placed into the tissue bearing surface of a removable prosthesis to mechanically maintain the mucostatic seal. Generally made of titanium, surgical stainless steel or alu . . . View Full Definition
Mucogingival Junction: The scalloped linear area denoting the approximation or separation of the gingiva and the alveolar mucosa.
Attached Gingiva: The portion of the gingiva extending from the marginal gingiva to the alveolar mucosa. The attached gingiva is fairly dense and tightly bound down to the underlying periosteum, tooth, and bone.