Roofless top denture: I met a woman once that had a roofless top denture that she said just snapped in place.
It was very comfortable and she didn't have the gagging problems I get with the full upper denture. Is there such a thing? ... Visitor from TN
You are referring to the Palateless Denture. They have been "around" for many many years.
When it comes to custom dentures, general dentists, as a general rule, tend not to be abreast of the latest technologies unless they have a unique talent or interest in the procedures involved.
The best resource for determining if you can be a candidate for a palateless denture is a Prosthodontist. They typically have access to a variety of attachment choices that can
enable nearly anyone to have a no palate denture.
Here is a video clip showing how a no palate denture is made:
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