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Fig. 3.

Relationship between pear shaped pad and retromolar pad when a third molar is not present. After losing last molars, retromolar pad is anteriorly blended with a new elevation, so called, pear shaped pad. Pear shaped pad consists of fibrous tissue of the same kind as that forming the gingival mucosa, it is directly in line with the crest of the edentulous alveolar ridge, and it forms the distal termination of this residual structure. (A) An existed third molar was extracted and consecutively, soft tissue healing and bone remodeling process created the fusion with previously surrounding structures. (B) A third molar is congenitally missing. Relatively, smooth and long soft tissue continuity is shown behind a second molar.

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