stress-bearing area


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stress-bear·ing ar·e·a

2. surfaces of oral structures that resist forces, strains, or pressures brought on them during function.

stress-bearing area

the portion of the natural oral structures that is available to support a denture. Also called basal seat area,denture-bearing area.

stress-bear·ing a·re·a

(stresber-ing arē-ă)
1. Synonym(s): denture foundation area.
2. Surfaces of oral structures that resist forces, strains, or pressures brought on them during function.
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