border molding


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bor·der mold·ing

the shaping of an impression material by the manipulation or action of the tissues adjacent to the borders of an impression.

border molding

In dentistry, the shaping of impression material at the edges by the oral tissues.
See also: molding

bor·der mold·ing

(bōrdĕr mōlding)
Im-pression technique to record the oral muscles in an active state to determine the delimits of a removable denture.
Synonym(s): tissue molding, tissue-trimming.
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Many authors advocated manipulation in border molding by moving the peripheral musculature in the direction of its fibres.
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