Resorption: The breakdown and assimilation of the bone that supports the tooth, i.e., bone loss.
Resorption (Of Bone): A loss of bone substances by physiologic or pathologic means is considered associated with the natural aging process, metabolic disturbances and trauma.
Pericervical: The circular bone resorption that occurs about the necks of endosteal implants shortly after their insertion and that continues slowly during the time of the implant biologic presence.
Mandibular Basal Bone: That portion of the body of the mandible that remains after resorption of the alveolar process. This bone is considered stable and is utilized with the subperiosteal implant.
Dehiscence: (a)Implant Dehiscence, a splitting open, a break in the covering epithelium leaving an isolated area of an implant exposed to the oral cavity. (b)Mandibular Dehiscence, exposure of inferior . . . View Full Definition