The Posterior Palatal Seal: Its Rationale and Importance: An Overview

Dhanasekar, B and Hegde, Veena and Aparna, IN (2014) The Posterior Palatal Seal: Its Rationale and Importance: An Overview. European Journal of Prosthodontics, 2 (2). pp. 41-47.

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The location and preparation of the posterior palatal seal is frequently neglected procedure. This seal contributes signifi cantly to the retention of a maxillary complete denture. Hundreds of dentures have failed due to the improper establishment of the distal limit and to an improper posterior palatal seal. Its location and preparation on the master cast are often done by the dentist or dental technician without reference to anatomical landmarks of the mouth. Various methods of chieving posterior palatal seal and reproducing it in the maxillary denture have been described in the literature. This article aims toward rationale and importance f posterior palatal seal, anatomical reference landmarks,functions, methods to record, and discusses various problems associated with recording posterior palatal Seal.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Fovea palatinae; Maxillary complete denture; Peripheral seal; Postdam; Posterior palatal seal; Retention
Subjects: Dentistry > MCODS Manipal > Prosthodontics
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 01 Aug 2015 10:24
Last Modified: 01 Aug 2015 10:24

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