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Journal Club Vvs

Journal Club Vvs

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Published by: vikram on May 02, 2012
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Speech patterns ofedentulous patients andmorphology
of the palate in relation to
phonetics
 
An Introduction
In the production of speech sounds,the tongue contacts various portionsof theteeth, the alveolar ridge, and the hardand soft palate.When these structures are covered orreplaced by a denture, proprioceptivefeedback may be changed.Therefore,
phonetics may be affectedby the presence of a denture
.
 
There are conflicting data on howdenture wearers achieve speechimprovement.
Allen
stated that neglect of phoneticsin complete denture construction maybeattributed to the fact that edentulouspatients tend to return to their normalspeech patterns after insertion ofdentures.

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