A technique to reproduce the exact natural anatomy of the palatal surface, known as “anatomical contour” in even thickness onto the maxillary permanent denture base.
In constructing oral prostheses, dentists are pri- marily concerned with replacing structural losses. However, we are necessarily adding to regions having no structural loss, e.g., the hard palate region. When these structures are covered by a denture, the proprioceptive feedback mechanism is changed and, naturally, dentures affect phonetics, which causes a tem- porary change in the articulation of speech sounds.
A metal ring plate in standardized different thick- nesses (1.5, 2, and 2.5 mm), which adapt to dental flask lower base, is made and used in the routine fabrication method of denture base processing.
The quick and easy methods of replicated entire individualized natural anatomical palatal contour, in various even thicknesses in the permanent maxillary denture base, including the incisive papilla, palatine suture, and palatal rugae, can be employed to newly fabricate maxillary complete dentures.
This is a comprehensive approach to utilize the collective factors of suggested methods, techniques, and conclusion by various authors for speech improvement with maxillary denture.
How to cite this article
Sekar CG, Sabarigrinathan C, Vinayagavel K, Ramkumar K, Dhanraj M. Novel Technique for Replication of Natural Palatal Anatomy onto the Maxillary Permanent Denture Base within an Even Thickness. Int J Prosthodont Restor Dent 2017;7(3):92-96.