Author(s): Azzam MK, Yurkstas AA, Kronman J
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Abstract The extension of the flange in the sublingual crescent region is an important factor for mandibular denture stability and retention. Making the impression with minimal pressure on the floor of the mouth while the tongue is at rest allows greater mobility of the underlying muscles without denture dislodgment and without occlusion of the sublingual gland ducts. The anatomy of the sublingual crescent region and the clinical procedure for recording the anterior lingual seal region are described. Upon completion of the impression, resistance to dislodgment is usually achieved.
This article was published in J Prosthet Dent
and referenced in Anatomy & Physiology: Current Research