posterior palatal seal area

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pos·te·ri·or pal·a·tal seal ar·e·a

the soft tissues along the junction of the hard and soft palates on which pressure within the physiologic limits of the tissues can be applied by a denture to aid in the retention of the denture.

posterior palatal seal area

the area of soft tissues along the junction of the hard and soft palates on which displacement, within the physiological tolerance of the tissues, can be applied by a maxillary full or partial denture to aid its retention. Also called post dam.

pos·te·ri·or pal·a·tal seal a·re·a

(pos-tērē-ŏr pală-tăl sēl arē-ă)
Soft tissues along the junction of the hard and soft palates on which pressure within the physiologic limits of the tissues can be applied by a denture to aid in the retention of the denture.
Synonym(s): post dam area, postpalatal seal area.

pos·te·ri·or pal·a·tal seal a·re·a

(pos-tērē-ŏr pală-tăl sēl arē-ă)
Soft tissues along junction of hard and soft palates on which pressure within the physiologic limits of the tissues can be applied by a denture to aid its retention.
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