Archive for the ‘ Prosthodontic Terms ’ Category

UCLA abutment

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UCLA abutment is a colloquial term used to describe a dental crown that is attached directly to the implant body by means of a screw without an intervening abutment.

UCLA Abutments - denturesguide.com

UCLA Abutments – denturesguide.com

Ultraviolet

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Ultraviolet is radiant energy of wavelengths shorter than extreme violet and lying beyond the ordinarily visible spectrum. Usually assigned to wavelengths shorter than 380 nm.

Undercut

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Undercut is the portion of the surface of an object that is below the height of contour in relationship to the path of placement.

Undercut is the contour of a cross-sectional portion of a residual ridge or dental arch that prevents the insertion of a dental prosthesis.

Undercut is any irregularity in the wall of a prepared tooth that prevents the withdrawal or seating of a wax pattern or casting.

Undercut is to create areas that provide mechanical retention for materials placement.

Uniform color space

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Uniform color space is color space in which equal distances are intended to represent threshold or above threshold perceived color differences of equal size.

Upper impression

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Upper impression is an impression of the maxillary jaw or dental structures.

Impression of an upper arch. - denturesguide.com

Impression of an upper arch. – denturesguide.com

Unilateral

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Unilateral is relating to one side; onesided.

Unilateral partial denture

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Unilateral partial denture: see UNILATERAL REMOVABLE DENTAL PROSTHESIS. It is a removable dental prosthesis which restores lost or missing teeth on one side of the arch only.

Unilateral removable dental prosthesis

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Unilateral removable dental prosthesis is a removable dental prosthesis which restores lost or missing teeth on one side of the arch only.

Nesbit is a type of unilateral removable dental prosthesis. - denturesguide.com

Nesbit is a type of unilateral removable dental prosthesis. – denturesguide.com

Unilateral subperiosteal implant

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Unilateral subperiosteal implant is an eposteal dental implant that provides abutments for support of a removable or fixed dental prosthesis in a partially edentulous arch.

Unstrained jaw relation

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Unstrained jaw relation is the relation of the mandible to the skull when a state of balanced tonus exists among all the muscles involved.

Unstrained jaw relation is any jaw relation that is attained without undue or unnatural force and that causes no undue distortion of the tissues of the temporomandibular joints.