A year-old woman with a long history of limited scleroderma was being evaluated in the rheumatology clinic. During routine examination of the oral cavity, masses were noted on her hard palate and on the lingual surface of both sides of the mandible Figure 1. The masses had a bony consistency. The patient said that she had had these lumps for as long as she could remember, and that they were painless and had never caused any discomfort.
The Hard and Soft Palate, commonly called the roof of the mouth are important to articulation. The hard palate in front is made of bone, while the soft palate in back is made of muscles. At the back of the soft palate is the uvula, which is a tiny "punching bag" of flesh. The Hard Palate The hard palate holds the roots of the upper teeth, and the alveolar ridge is an essential part of clear articulation. You can feel this ridge just behind the upper front teeth. On the image above, the alveolar ridge is in front of the hole or foramen located behind the upper teeth. The first image, at the top of this page, shows the rugae, transverse ridges or wrinkles, which may help with tongue-palate articulation.
Comparison of palatal bone height in different facial morphological patterns by cone beam computed tomography. To evaluate the relationship between palatal bone height and facial types using cone beam computed tomography CBCT images. The study sample consisted of CBCT images. Subjects aged 18 to 35 years old were classified as brachyfacial, mesofacial and dolichofacial, according to SN. GoGn angle, measured in cephalometric analysis with Nemotec 3D software.
During early pregnancy, separate areas of the face develop individually and then join together, including the left and right sides of the roof of the mouth and lips. If the separation occurs in the upper lip, the child is said to have a cleft lip. A completely formed lip is important not only for a normal facial appearance but also for sucking and to form certain sounds made during speech.