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Professional Dental Terminology for the Dental Assistant and Hygienist

Course Number: 542


Dental implants are designed to replace missing teeth and restore full function to the area. Implants are held in place by an anchor in the bone and then the crown is screwed into the anchor. Implants can be used to replace a single tooth, multiple teeth or an entire arch.

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Nikki to Group: “Our second patient after lunch is Ms. Jacqui Brown. She would like to discuss the possibility of getting an implant to replace her missing #3. Dr. Jay thinks she will be a good candidate for this, and we will probably refer her to a periodontist to do this since she will need a sinus lift in that area as well.”