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ridge

1. a long narrow raised land formation with sloping sides esp one formed by the meeting of two faces of a mountain or of a mountain buttress or spur
2. Anatomy any elongated raised margin or border on a bone, tooth, tissue membrane, etc.
3. 
a. the top of a roof at the junction of two sloping sides
b. (as modifier): a ridge tile
4. the back or backbone of an animal, esp a whale
5. Meteorol an elongated area of high pressure, esp an extension of an anticyclone

ridge

(scarp) See lobate ridge; wrinkle ridges.

Ridge

The horizontal lines at the junction of the upper edges of two sloping roof structures.

Ridge

 

a linearly extended upland, often with soft, rounded parts. Ridges are usually the remnants of mountain ranges that have been greatly eroded and then slightly uplifted (for example, the Timan Ridge and the Donets Ridge).

ridge

[rij]
(architecture)
The line on which the sides of a sloping roof meet.
(geology)
An elongate, narrow, steep-sided elevation of the earth's surface or the ocean floor.
(meteorology)
An elongated area of relatively high atmospheric pressure, almost always associated with, and most clearly identified as, an area of maximum anticyclonic curvature of wind flow. Also known as wedge.

ridge

1. The horizontal line at the junction of the upper edges of two sloping roof surfaces.
2. The internal angle or nook of a vault.
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Jabbarah however in his study found that the amount of residual ridge resorption significantly increased with the age (8.63% in patient aged 50-59 years and 27.69% in patients belonging to age group 70-79).19 The duration of edentulism has always been considered to be a major factor in residual ridge resorption.
Three operators with previous theoretical and practical training were selected to conduct the analysis and to determine the shape and size of each residual ridge.
Mucosa returned to normal healthy state(Fig 3) After assessment of residual ridges and palate, primary impression was made using admixed technique.
A small rolled por- tion of putty was placed into the tunnel of the reflection and molded along the exposed underlying residual ridge no trays are needed in this technique.
It is considered to be an important factor in the adequate extension and retention in lower dentures, especially in certain types of residual ridges. These deficiencies can be overcome by using a cast lower denture base and adequate extension of the base.
Despite the development of dentures supported by osseointegrated implants; rehabilitation of resorbed residual ridges is still a challenge.
Its convex tissue surface resides in a soft tissue depression or hollow in the residual ridge, which makes it appears that a tooth is literally emerging from the gingiva.
The phenomenon of residual ridge resorption (RRR) following removal of teeth been well observed and documented in literature.
Residual ridge resorption, lower denture stability and subjective complaints among edentulous individuals.
An anteroposterior strap major connector was designed for the maxillary arch, with lattice shaped minor connectors over the residual ridge and clasp assemblies on 16, 14, 23-25.