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frenum

[′frē·nəm]
(anatomy)
A fold of tissue that restricts the movements of an organ.
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The high frenal attachment could also be attributed in addition to trauma leads loss of labial plate of the bone in relation to 21.
Inside the mouth, fracture can happen for various reasons like improper occlusion, placement of artificial teeth in the buccal slope of the ridge or against the palate, pressure from opposing natural teeth, poor retention and stability, prolonged use causing wear of artificial teeth and re-sorption of residual ridge, presence of high frenal attachments, prominent mid palatine suture, palatal or lingual torus, hard or soft tissue undercut, etc.
1a) 1.6 x as long as mesoscutum broad, slightly broader than height (32:34); pronotum about 0.5 x as long as broad; mesonotum about 1.4 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.
The most significant factors causing gingival recession are considered to be periodontal disease, improper oral hygiene measures, repeated minor trauma (faulty tooth brushing) and iatrogenic dentistry, along with some predisposing factors such as thin gingiva, a prominent root surface, bony dehiscence, abnormal tooth position, frenal pull, , and some orthodontic movement of teeth.
There is every possibility that the implant will get buried within the mucosal tissues, if a frenectomy and the complete relieving of the frenal muscle attachment, prior to implant insertion is not accomplished.
The surface roughness is of great clinical relevance since it can affect biofilm formation and make it difficult to remove.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.3
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.