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The major connector of choice in a patient with high lingual frenum is:

 # The major connector of choice in a patient with high lingual frenum is:
A. Lingual bar
 B. Labial bar
C. Lingual plate
D. None of the above



The correct answer is C. Lingual plate.

Indications of Lingual plate mandibular major connector:
- When most posterior teeth are lost and additional indirect retention is required.
- When remaining teeth are not periodontally sound.
- When there is no space for lingual bar.
- Presence of inoperable mandibular tori.
- When patient has bilateral distal extension edentulous areas and resorbed ridges and when anterior teeth lack bony support.
- When one or more incisor teeth have to be replaced in the future. The lingual plate is preferred because additional teeth can be added by attaching retention loops to it.
- When there is excessive vertical ridge resorption in Kennedy’s class I cases to resist horizontal rotations.

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