Post dam discussion – it may be further back in the upper complete denture

I have a discussion with the patient about the post dam position before treatment verbally and in a letter.

This is what I tell my patients’:
“The new upper denture may extend slightly further back in the mouth compared to your current denture.  The extra extension is important in producing good suction (peripheral seal).  I feel it is important for you to be aware of this prior to commencing treatment and most patients I find accommodate to this. If not, I will still be able to help but the denture may not have as good suction.”

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