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augmentation

noun accessio, accessory, accrual, accruement, accumulation, adding, advance, advancement, aggrandizement, amplificatio, amplification, appreciation, appurtenance, broadening, build-up, cumulative effect, development, enhancement, enlargement, enlarging, expansion, extension, gain, growth, increase, increasing, increment, intensification, magnification, progress, proliferation, rise, something added, spread, supplement, widening
Associated concepts: augmentation of assets, augmentation of estate
See also: accession, accretion, addition, additive, adjunct, advance, aggravation, boom, codicil, continuation, cumulation, enlargement, exaggeration, extension, growth, increase, increment, profit, progress, prosperity, reinforcement, rider

AUGMENTATION, old English law. The name of a court erected by Henry VIII., which was invested with the power of determining suits and controversies relating to monasteries and abbey lands.

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Horizontal ridge augmentation using autogenous block grafts and the guided bone regeneration technique with collagen membranes: a clinical study with 42 patients.
Xu said that such a product could also be used in periodontal bone repair, mandibular and maxillary ridge augmentation, reconstruction of frontal sinus and craniofacial skeletal defects, and other stress-bearing orthopedic applications.
Four clinical cases walk through the basic surgical protocols for horizontal ridge and vertical ridge augmentation, reconstruction of bone loss through the sinus cavity, and ultrasonic-assisted atraumatic tooth extraction.
Surgical options have varied from ridge augmentation with alloplasts to reconstruction with autologenous bone.