postpalatal seal


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pos·te·ri·or pal·a·tal seal

the seal at the posterior border of a denture.
See also: posterior palatal seal area.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

post·pal·a·tal seal

(pōst-pală-tăl sēl)
Slightly raised area on the posterior border of a maxillary removable dental prosthesis that slightly displaces soft tissue so as to facilitate retention of the prosthesis.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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Remaining teachers 11.91% were carving the shape of postpalatal seal according to palapation (Table-1).
The concepts and techniques taught by them to undergraduate students regarding establish-ing postpalatal seal, when making complete denture.
The butterfly pattern was the most frequently 88.09% described pattern for PPS carving in present study as compare to 11.9% of colleges were carving the shape of postpalatal seal according to palpation.