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Dental Root Studs

Definition : Dental devices designed for use as the fixed component of a two-component dental attachment; the other component is an integral part of a partial denture or overlay partial dentures (i.e., overdentures). Root studs are metal devices that may be either soldered or cast to a root coping or directly cemented to the tooth root (i.e., radicular studs) or fit within the tooth root (intraradicular studs). Some titanium studs can screw directly into tissues or implants. Dental root studs are intended to provide partial denture prostheses with a better distribution of the chewing forces along the axis of the abutment tooth root and to facilitate oral hygiene.

Entry Terms : "Studs, Dental Root" , "Abutments, Dental" , "Dental Abutments"

UMDC code : 23901

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