flask closure

flask clo·sure

in dentistry, the procedure of bringing the two halves or parts of a flask together; trial flask closures are preliminary closures made to eliminate excess denture-base material and to ensure that the mold is completely filled; the final flask closure is the last closure of a flask before curing, following trial packing of the mold with denture-base material.

flask closure

Etymology: L, vasculum, small vessel, claudere, to close
the joining of two halves of a flask that encloses and forms a mold for a denture base.

flask clo·sure

(flask klōzhŭr)
In dentistry, the procedure of bringing the two halves or parts of a flask together.

flask clo·sure

(flask klōzhŭr)
In dentistry, procedure of bringing two halves or parts of a flask together; trial flask closures are preliminary closures made to eliminate excess denture-base material and to ensure mold is completely filled; final flask closure is the last closure of a flask before curing, following trial packing of the mold with denture-base material.
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The thickness of resin can be controlled through the use of the putty and clear matrix, ensuring an even depth of resin to prevent seepage and prevent deformation under pressure of flask closure (8).
Influence of flask closure and flask cooling methods on tooth movement in maxillary dentures.
Twelve hours after final flask closure, the acrylic resin was cured in water at 74[degrees]C for 9 h in a thermo-curing unit8 (Solab Equipamentos para Laboratorios Ltda.