protesi sociale

19:58 Oct 12, 2013
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Italian to English translations [PRO]
Medical - Medical: Dentistry / dentistry costs
Italian term or phrase: protesi sociale
I'm having trouble finding a translation for "sociale" in this context.

It clearly refers to dental care provided at an accessible price because I have this sentence:

La crisi economica mondiale spinge i pazienti alla ricerca di soluzioni più sociali, a costo più contenuto.

The real difficulty is when they start talking about the dentures or implants:

Possiamo offrire un impianto a esagono esterno più performante nella protesi sociale

All suggestions welcome!
Alexandra Speirs
Local time: 21:33

Summary of answers provided
4external exagon implants
Davide Zucchi
3charitable prosthesis
Sara Ruiz
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texjax DDS PhD

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external exagon implants

Impianti esagono esterno are fixtures screwed into the bone with an hexagonal section, keeping outside the bone, where a prosthetic element is fitted and fixed. The hexagon is required to accurately position the prosthetic element on its cervical incisive axis, to avoid unwanted rotation in the positioning and setting of the element in the patient mouth. Your text suggest me the chance to offer better performing prostethic solutions (implant supported prosthesis) within Social Security scheme, or at least in the same price range.

According to me a coma is missing in your Italian text: Possiamo offrire un impianto a esagono esterno, più performante nella protesi sociale.
I would translate as: We can offer external hexagon implant, better performing in social prothesis

Davide Zucchi
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Asker: Grazie, il problema è sempre "sociale" ...

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charitable prosthesis

With the crisis, some enterprises usually offer their products in a free (charitable) way.

Note added at 20 hrs (2013-10-13 15:59:54 GMT)

Mi è venuta l'idea di Prosthesis Social Program

Sara Ruiz
Local time: 21:33
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish
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Asker: Thanks!

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questo e' il senso

Note added at 38 mins (2013-10-12 20:37:30 GMT)

Immediate Dental Implants Germany – Prof. Dental Treatment
The Berlin-Klinik clinic offers dental implants, certified, professional and routine. ... These single-part, rather simple implants serve social implant solution of prosthesis attachments.

Note added at 51 mins (2013-10-12 20:49:58 GMT)

Principles and Practice of Geriatric Medicine
M.S. John Pathy, ‎Alan J. Sinclair, ‎John E. Morley - 2006 - ‎Medical
An upper “social” denture may satisfy the needs of patient or family in restoring appearance and speech.

Note added at 52 mins (2013-10-12 20:50:47 GMT)

Dental Implants - ICOI - International Congress of Oral ...
Dental Implants - the tooth replacement solution ... Many social functions involve food and eating.

Note added at 1 hr (2013-10-12 21:36:19 GMT)

propendo per un "social" con le virgolette

A sociodental approach in prosthodontic treatment decision making
CR Leles, MCM Freire - Journal of Applied Oral Science, 2004 - SciELO Brasil
... Great differences in estimated need of prosthetic treatment in elderly patients were observed ... When financial restrictions are mandatory, decisions based on social determinants are clearly more ... since priority is given to conservative, less invasive and less expensive solutions. ...

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Asker: Grazie. Non sono ancora convinta della forma "social" denture, infatti lo usano fra virgolette....

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neutral  texjax DDS PhD: Non significa questo. Nei tuoi esempi ci si riferisce alla vita sociale, di relazione. Il "sociale" della domanda ha una connotazione diversa.
4 hrs
  -> secondo me pensiamo la stessa cosa, ho visto l'altro commento. il testo e' chiaro, vuol dire accessibile a tutti, sarebbe affordable forse pure low-cost ma non può essere pubblicizzato così. E riabilita socialmente, consente di preservare la dignità
agree  cristina cinquini: Il significato è proprio quello indirizzato a ceti sociali ben specifici, con redditi stabiliti. Direi "social care dental prosthesis
17 hrs
  -> non lo sapevo, comunque bisogna poi fare i conti con la realtà, non so se vivi in Italia ma a me sembra che l'assistenza sanitaria stia diventando solo un argomento di discussione
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