Say It Loud and Clear, Even with Dentures
Affordable quality dentures can change your life, but even with the best dentures, there will be a transition period where you must learn how to speak with dentures in place. Speech may seem awkward at first. Your voice may sound strange, or you might hear clicking noises coming from your mouth. You may have trouble pronouncing words with S’s and F’s. Don’t worry; it gets better with practice. Whether you have permanent dentures or removable partials, the following tips can help you feel more confident when speaking as you adjust to your new teeth.
Tips for Speaking Clearly with Dentures
- If you notice that your voice sounds different or louder, don’t panic; this is expected. When you talk, the sound of your voice reaches your ears when vibrations travel through the bones of your jaw and skull. Because even the best dentures alter the anatomy of your oral cavity, they increase and alter the sound. The difference is much more noticeable to you than to anyone hearing your voice from the outside.
- If you hear clicking sounds when you talk, try to speak more slowly; this will avoid excess movements that lift or otherwise move your lower denture. Keeping the lower denture stable requires help from the muscles in your lips, tongue, and cheeks. These muscles may attempt to kick your denture out of place at first, but in time, they will adjust to the new configuration.
- To keep your dentures in the correct position, bite down gently and swallow before speaking. If you have a problem with frequent slipping, try using a denture adhesive that your dentist recommends.
To help yourself speak with more confidence, practice when you are alone. Read text aloud, and repeat words that you have trouble pronouncing. Daily speech practice will help you learn the speed at which you can talk comfortably without denture problems.
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