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frenum

[′frē·nəm]
(anatomy)
A fold of tissue that restricts the movements of an organ.
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Farmer (1983) (25) found that many denture fractures are a direct result of malocclusion in combination with a maxillary denture with a deep labial notch, resulting from a high frenal attachment.
This case report highlights the importance of consideration of periodontal tissue harmony prior to commencement of any dental procedure and elaborates the diagnosis and management of an orthodontic patient, where the temporary anchorage device has undergone inadvertent, complete coverage by maxillary frenal muscle attachment.
19 A frequent problem that occurs with removable dentures is fracture which may be due to accidental dropping repeated masticatory forces and areas of stress concentrations around frenal notches.
4 x as broad as long, with fine transverse striae, 3 pairs of setae, along deep notauli; scutellum as long as broad, with fine transverse striae, frenal groove indistinct, frenum almost smooth, scutellum with 3 pairs of setae on each sides.
There was high upper frenal attachment, reverse overjet and knife edge pattern of the ridge.
5) Movement of the tongue can easily unseat the denture if the frenal attachment to the lingual aspect of the mandible is close to the crest.
The failure of the attached frenal fibers to migrate apically results in a residual band of tissue in-between the maxillary central incisors, which has been implicated as an important cause of persistent midline diastemas.