RPD Review Questions

Answer to Question #13


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Incorrect. The palatal plate major connector is selected because it provides maximum support and denture style retention. Moving the posterior border forward negates both of these attributes.

Incorrect. There is no such relationship between the anterior and posterior borders of a maxillary palatal plate major connector.

Incorrect. One of the primary reasons a full palate is used is to create "denture style retention." Termination of the major connector 10 mm anterior to the fovea palatini would place the bead on the hard palate and a "seal" would be very difficult to achieve.

Correct. The border should be placed in the posterior palatal seal area and should be beaded. One of the primary reasons a full palate is used is to create "denture style retention." To do so, a "seal" must be created at the posterior border by slightly depressing the soft tissues.