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defect

Crystallog a local deviation from regularity in the crystal lattice of a solid

Defect

In lumber, an irregularity occurring in or on wood that will tend to impair its strength, durability, or utility value.

defect

[′dē‚fekt]
(science and technology)
An irregularity that spoils the appearance or impairs the usefulness or effectiveness of an object or a material by causing weakness or failure.

defect

In wood, a fault that may reduce its durability, usefulness, or strength.

defect

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Various techniques, including free bone grafts or the use of metallic mesh, have been used as a more durable repair of the osseous defect of the anterior fossa floor.
Clinical evaluation of Bio-Oss: a bovine-derived xenograft for the treatment of periodontal osseous defects in humans.
Hydroxyapatite alloplast has been proven to be useful for augmentation procedures in osseous defects in the peri-implantitis lesions and intraosseous periodontal defects.
The periodontal flap technique is frequently considered when large areas (more than 6 teeth) require treatment, osseous defects are present or in cases where gingivectomy would remove excessive amounts of keratinized tissue resulting in the development of a mucogingival defect.
They contribute to the repair of osseous defects and to the enhancement of osseous ingrowth.
On imaging, multiple localized osseous defects, soft tissue and bony disruption, periostitis, and sclerosis are seen in long-standing cases.
It is often mixed with autograft, and it is approved for use in fractures that also have been treated with internal or external fixation, as well as for osseous defects that do not bear significant load.
The additional indications approved in the EU are for the treatment of osseous defects resulting from tooth extraction and trauma.
These defects may be surgically-created osseous defects or osseous defects created from traumatic injury to the bone.
Gingivitis may be generalized and associated with bleeding on probing, the presence of supragingival and subgingival plaque, calculus and severe bone loss including osseous defects.
Significant osseous defects are less common but if not addressed can lead to recurrent instability.
The additional indications approved under the CE Mark are for the treatment of osseous defects resulting from tooth extraction and trauma.