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is there some form of full upper denture that has a reduced thickness palate plate that will permit me to keep singing.  I hear that a full denture impairs speaking and the ability to sing.  I may need to get a full denture and am paranoid about the possibility.  Anyone out there who sings and has dentures can answer hopefully.  Thanks
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The thickness of palatal plate probably does not affect singing capability. Ariculation or pronunciation is much influended by front teeth alignment. A well made full upper can yield comfortable and effortless articulation. Seeing a prosthodontist is advised.
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I would talk to a periodontist (who does implants) and a prosthodontist to get different opinions on options.  you can do a full denture, or you could do implants or a combo of both, but I would ask them what they think and what would fall into your price range that you can afford.
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Got full upper dentures ten days ago. I'm 58 and have sung for a living for years. Was scared spitless leading up to the procedure. 1-procedure was completely painless, got a great dentist at affordable dentures. 2-gums tender, but NOT painful. 3-dentures fit like a glove. 4-all fears about pronunciation and "re-learning to sing" were for naught! Sang this weekend exactly like I always have (used Fixodent for the first time, to be safe, rather than sorry). Should have done it 5 years ago, missed a lot of smiling! Good luck.
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thanks for the info. I have opted to go a partial for the four front teeth.  I have the temporary partial now and it actually fits quite well, and my dentist assured me the permanent one will be even better.  So for now, I am going to try the partial plate which they are designing using titanium so that most of my palate will be free of material.  If it doesn't work out, then I will go with the full partial.
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Actually it does affect tonal quality.  The size (volume) and shape of the palate changes the voice dramatically.  The great tenor Carusoe had a mouth large enough to hold a turkey egg in the shell.
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