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Complete Denture without Palate

Complete Denture without Palate

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What is a Complete Denture without a Palate?

Ever since traditional dentures were introduced , patients have struggled with the problems created by a denture covering the palate. Usually, upper dentures cover the roof of the mouth so well that a person’s ability to taste and feel the food they are chewing is reduced, not to mention they hinder proper masticatory function and by extension the function of the maxillofacial system.

Dentures you can wear all the time!

Modern prosthetic dentistry has overcome this obstacle with upper dentures without a palate – which at Galani Dental Clinic is a daily occurrence for patients to ask us about what they are and also to prefer them over traditional dentures.

Palateless dentures are designed to be used when all or some of your upper teeth are missing. It includes any upper denture without the horseshoe that covers the upper palate, including Dental Implants , Tooth Retained Partial Dentures , fixed/removable restorations, or even a conventional horseshoe-shaped palateless denture.

Usually the most comfortable dentures without palate are those supported by implants.

Dentures supported by implants

Those that rest on the teeth usually have a small extension on the palate, which is much more comfortable than the classic Denture with Palate.

Denture with implant without Palate

Dentures with Implants without Palate vs traditional Dentures

People can lose their natural teeth for various reasons such as injury, root cavities, etc. Dentures are a good solution to replace these missing teeth. There are different types of dentures, and for this case, let’s look at the difference between traditional and palatal implant dentures.

Traditional dentures rely on suctioning from the roof of your mouth and gums to hold the dentures in place. Palateless implant dentures do not rely on this functionality and instead use the implants to securely hold the dentures in place.

This technique gives denture wearers the comfort they cannot get from conventional dentures, which are quite bulky. Additionally, with nothing covering the palate or roof of the mouth, the user can taste their food much better and experience the temperature of the food, just as you would with natural teeth.

Denture without palate

What are the benefits of palate-free upper dentures?

A palate-free denture stabilized with dental implants has many advantages, including:

■ – It is safe and looks more like your natural teeth.

■ – It is more comfortable than traditional dentures.

■ – An open palate enhances the taste and enjoyment of food.

■ – Implants stimulate your jawbone and help prevent the shrinkage that usually occurs when teeth are missing.

■ – Beneficial for patients with an extremely sensitive gag reflex who have difficulty adjusting to a conventional denture that has Palate..

Denture Procedure without Palate

Impressions

Step 1: We take impressions of your upper and lower jaw to make sure the denture fits properly and your bite is well aligned.

Placement of Dental Implants

Step 2: Place the dental implants in the jawbone and allow 2-3 months for them to bond with the bone.

Period of Osteosynthesis

Step 3: It takes two to four months for the implants to bond with your jawbone and provide a stable abutment for the palate-less denture. In the meantime, you can wear a temporary denture so you can smile.

“Rehearsals”

Step 4: Includes some rehearsal appointments to ensure we get the perfect result.

Permanent Dentures

The final step involves connecting your permanent denture. When everything is ready, the Dentures will be attached to your dental implants and checked for appearance, bite and comfort.

How many dental implants are required?

A minimum of  two dental implants can be used for the lower jaw and 4 in the upper jaw (it has to do with bone density). However, more implants will increase the stability of your dentures.

What happens during implant placement?

■ There will be no pain at all. Anesthesia will be given during the placement of the implant and then you will take some pain medication.

■ The surgery will be painless, but you may feel some discomfort afterwards, which will improve day by day.

■ Implant placement takes approximately two to three hours for 4 implants.

■ You will be given instructions after the operation that will explain exactly what you will be doing for better confort.

■ You will be able to resume normal activities the next day.

Next step

Make an appointment with us so we can advise you and solve any question you may have.

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