5 Tips & Tricks for Talking with Your Dentures

November 14, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — platinumdental @ 3:34 pm
mature man talking with dentures in San Juan Capistrano

Once you restore your smile with dentures, you can be sure to enjoy eating comfortably and smiling confidently again. However, speaking clearly can take some time in the beginning. Your tongue may not be accustomed to your dental appliance, but this is a natural thing to overcome. Read on to learn several tips and tricks that can help speed up the adjustment process for talking with dentures!  

Tip #1: Spend Time on Tougher Words & Phrases

One of the best ways to get better at speaking with your restorations is to repeat words that are difficult to pronounce. Certain phrases or sounds can also be more challenging to say, such as ‘S’ and ‘V’, but don’t be discouraged if you don’t get them right the first time. With constant practice, your speech will become much clearer and feel more natural over time.

Tip #2: Be Patient with Yourself

It’s incredibly important that you remain calm and patient when adjusting to talking with your dentures. While it may feel frustrating initially, getting accustomed to your new teeth is a process. Make sure to speak slowly when practicing, as speed and clarity will come in time.

Tip #3: Get Your Dentures in Position

Before practicing your speech, double-check that your dentures are in their proper position or fitted correctly. This will ensure that they’re stable and won’t accidentally slip out of place. This can typically be done by biting down and swallowing to ensure they’re suctioned to your gums. However, if you need extra support, you should consider using denture adhesive as directed by your dentist. If your restorations feel loose, schedule a visit with your dental team to get them adjusted.

Tip #4: Read Aloud to Yourself

Once you’ve gotten used to pronouncing words and moving your mouth with your dentures, this will be a great time to begin talking out loud. Not only will you hear how you sound when speaking, but you’ll also build proficiency and confidence in your speech. Try reading aloud to yourself while skimming through a book or scrolling through your phone.

Tip #5: Converse with Loved Ones

Now that you’re more comfortable talking with your dentures, you’ll want to move on to conversing with family and friends. You’ll feel much more comfortable speaking with them, and they’ll be more than happy to help you practice your pronunciation. With this level of practice, you’ll get used to the flow of conversation and feel more confident about how you speak.

While learning to talk with dentures is a learning curve, it doesn’t have to be a difficult process. Keep these few tips in mind, and you should be able to converse fluently with your restorations in no time!

About the Author

Dr. Ben Omrani has been delivering outstanding care for well over two decades. He also regularly seeks continuing education to expand his expertise and refine his skills. He offers a wide variety of high-quality and comprehensive services, including dentures. If you’d like to know more about talking with dentures, feel free to visit our website or call 949-661-2052.

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