denture flange


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den·ture flange

1. the essentially vertical extension from the body of the denture into one of the vestibules of the oral cavity; also, on the lower denture, the essentially vertical extension along the lingual side of the alveololingual sulcus;
2. the buccal and labial vertical extension of the upper or lower denture base, and the lingual vertical extension of the lower one; the buccal and labial denture flanges have two surfaces: the buccal or labial surface and the basal seat surface; the lower lingual flange also has two surfaces: the basal seat surface and the lingual surface.

den·ture flange

(denchŭr flanj)
1. Essentially vertical extension from body of denture into vestibule of oral cavity; also, on lower denture, essentially vertical extension along lingual side of alveololingual sulcus.
2. Buccal and labial vertical extension of the upper or lower denture base and lingual vertical extension of lower; buccal, and labial denture flanges have two surfaces: buccal or labial surface and the basal seat surface; the lower lingual flange also has two surfaces: basal seat surface and lingual surface.
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Next alternative treatment considered as vestibuloplasty because it provides an enlarged area of fixed tissue in the primary denture bearing area and to improve extensions in the area of denture flanges by removing the dislodging effect of muscle attachment in the denture bearing or vestibular area.
zone) resulted in better clinical outcome regarding functionality of complete dentures due to proper con- touring of the denture flanges and positioning of the artificial teeth.
Flexible denture flanges for patients exhibiting undercut tuberosities and reduced width of the buccal vestibule: a clinical report.