Clinical Applications of Soft Lining Materials
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Because of the excessive resorption of the alveolar crest, the overlying mucosa thickness and the resilience of the mucosa decrease over time. In such cases, even if the dentures have adequate properties, there may be pain in the tissues underlying the denture during mastication. To compensate for the decreased resilience of the mucosa and to eliminate the pain in the soft tissues underlying the denture, soft lining materials are used on the tissue-facing surfaces of the dentures. This chapter addresses contents, classifications, indications, disadvantages, and clinical application procedures of the soft lining materials.
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