Since traditional dentures were introduced, patients have struggled with the problems posed by a covered soft palate. Normally, upper dentures cover the top of the mouth so thoroughly that a person’s ability to taste and experience their food is diminished, not to mention hamper proper function. Now, modern prosthetic dentistry has overcome this hurdle with palateless dentures, available from Dr. Parker.
What are palateless dentures?
The name says it all: these are upper dentures without a palate, which can improve comfort and sense of taste. Palateless dentures are any upper denture that has no plate covering the upper palate, including dental implants, natural tooth-retained overdentures, fixed/removable restorations, or even a conventional palateless denture with a horseshoe shaped frame. This type of denture is often recommended for patients with a highly sensitive gag reflex who have trouble adjusting to the palate in a conventional denture.
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We love to see you smile! If you're looking for quality prosthetic dentistry, look no further. Dr. Parker of Marshall Denture Clinic is waiting to serve you. Our Marshall general dentistry practice treats patients from Texarkana, Shreveport, Longview, Nacogdoches, Carthage, Tyler, and the surrounding areas.
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