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anterior hyperfunction syndrome


Definition: characteristic features that occur when an edentulous maxilla is opposed by natural mandibular teeth. These include loss of bone from the anterior portion of the maxillary alveolar ridge, overgrowth of the tuberosities, papillary hyperplasia of the mucosa of the hard palate, and extrusion of the mandibular teeth.

Synonym(s): combination syndrome

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