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Medical Term:

posterior palatal seal area

Definition

the soft tissues along the junction of the hard and soft palates on which pressure within the physiologic limits of the tissues can be applied by a denture to aid in the retention of the denture.

Synonym(s): post dam area, postpalatal seal area

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