Keratinization of palatal mucosa beneath metal-based removable partial and acrylic-based complete dentures compared with normal palatal mucosa: a clinical, cytological and histological study.

@article{Akal1997KeratinizationOP,
  title={Keratinization of palatal mucosa beneath metal-based removable partial and acrylic-based complete dentures compared with normal palatal mucosa: a clinical, cytological and histological study.},
  author={Umit Kiymet Akal and Adrian Mocan and Semih Aydoğan and T{\"u}lin Oyg{\"u}r and L Bağci and Handan Ankarali Camdeviren},
  journal={Journal of Marmara University Dental Faculty},
  year={1997},
  volume={2 4},
  pages={665-72}
}
Normal human palatal epithelium is an orthokeratinizing tissue with a well-developed stratum corneum. Several cytological and histological studies showed that when the palate covered by a denture fully or partially, keratinization of the mucosa changes. The results of some studies suggested that keratinization changes from orthokeratosis to parakeratosis, and there is a reduction in the thickness of stratum corneum. Whereas the results of some other studies showed increased orthokeratinization… CONTINUE READING