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hard palate

the anterior bony portion of the roof of the mouth, extending backwards to the soft palate

hard palate

[′härd ¦pal·ət]
(anatomy)
The anterior portion of the roof of the mouth formed by paired palatine processes of the maxillary bones and by the horizontal part of each palate bone.
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According to the criteria for lower lid success, of the 16 eyes of 15 patients who underwent SOOF elevation (LTS and/or hard palate graft), surgical success was achieved in 75% (6 successful, 6 partially successful) (Figures 2 and 3), while the other 25% (n=4) were not considered successful due to more than 1 mm of retraction.
at level of papilla incisive, 3rd palatine ruga of hard palate, 6th palatine ruga of hard palate, 9th palatine ruga of hard palate and at level of first molar tooth.
Although fistula can occur at any site along the repaired cleft palate but hard palate and junction of hard and soft palate are the most common sites9.
The sites of involvement in the oral cavity were oral tongue in five patients, alveolus in two, gingivobuccal sulcus in one, and hard palate in one.
Torus palatinus is a wide-based, smooth surfaced, bony protrusion in midline of the hard palate caused by cortical bone growth with a thin, poorly vascularized mucosa lining.
13) The Z-palatoplasty offers the advantage of directly correcting the dysfunctional anatomy, creating a functional velar musculature while simultaneously lengthening the palate, and avoids undermining the mucosa of the hard palate.
In the articulation of [i:] the body of the tongue moves forward and upward in the direction of the hard palate.
A 54-year-old woman presented with a firm, painful swelling of the hard palate of 4 years' duration.
We had to stop them piercing his hard palate but also the adult lower canines erupt inside the baby teeth.
Regarding the site distribution in the orofacial region, the most commonly involved sites in descen- ding order were tongue, lip mucosa, buccal mucosa, face, sublingual mucosa, hard palate, alveolar ridge, retromolar area, soft palate, angle of mouth and flo- or of the mouth.
Oral cavity examination revealed a swollen left side gum and hard palate with multiple dental caries.
The Electropalatographic technique (EPG) provides information about location and timing of tongue contacts with the hard palate and the electromagnetic Articulograph (EMA) tracks the movement, in the mid-sagittal plane, of up to five miniature coils attached to themid-line of the tongue.