supporting area


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sup·port·ing ar·e·a

1. those areas of the maxillary and mandibular edentulous ridges that are considered best suited to carry the forces of mastication when the dentures are in function;

supporting area

Etymology: L, supportare + area, space
any of the areas of maxillary or mandibular edentulous ridges that are considered best suited to bear the forces of chewing with functioning dentures.

sup·port·ing a·re·a

(sŭ-pōrting arē-ă)
Portions of the maxillary and mandibular edentulous ridges considered best suited to carry the forces of mastication when the dentures are in function.

sup·port·ing a·re·a

(sŭ-pōrting arē-ă)
1. Parts of maxillary and mandibular edentulous ridges considered best suited to carry forces of mastication when dentures are in function.
2. Synonym(s): denture foundation area.
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