4 Tips For Speaking With Your New Dentures

For anyone who has lost their teeth, full/partial dentures can restore your smile and make everyday tasks such as eating and speaking easier. However, it’s important to remember that getting used to your new replacement teeth will require a period of adjustment. 

If you’re suffering from tooth loss, there are many affordable and quality tooth replacement options available to you. Whether you choose full/partial dentures or implant-supported dentures, these solutions offer many benefits such as:

  • Improved appearance
  • Enhanced overall quality of life
  • Restored self-confidence and renewed self-esteem
  • Decreased risk of periodontal disease
  • Improved speaking and chewing ability

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At Future Smiles, we know how important a bright and healthy smile is to your quality of life. That’s why we offer a wide range of tooth replacement options from flexible partial dentures to implant-supported dentures to meet all your unique oral care needs.

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4 Techniques For Talking With Your New Dentures

Are you having trouble speaking with your new full/partial dentures? Even if they fit great, it may take time for you to get used to talking your new replacement teeth. The good news?

There are a few techniques that you can use to practice your speech at home so you can be fully prepared to talk clearly and confidently when you go out.

1. Talk To Your Partner

One of the best ways to start off practising talking with your new dentures is by having a conversation with your partner. The good news is, they’re likely to understand much of what you say and this can be a big confidence builder in the early days.

Tip: When you are out together, avoid the pitfall of allowing your loved ones to talk for you as this will make you lose your incentive to practice harder and perfect your speech.


2. Read Aloud

Reading aloud is a great way to gain confidence when talking with your new partial dentures, whether it’s to yourself, a friend, or a family member. Expand your range of practice words by reading many different types of texts, including:

  • The newspaper
  • Your favourite book
  • Poetry
  • Tongue twisters


3. Call Customer Service  

One of the most innovative and effective ways of practising speaking with your new dentures is to spend a few minutes a day calling customer service lines. Not only will this force you to speak clearly and enunciate properly, but you will have to respond to a real-live conversation, which will significantly build up your confidence.


4. Speak Slowly

If you are a new denture wearer, you should expect to hear clicking noises from time to time, especially if you speak fast. Slowing down your speech will help keep your dentures in place, preventing any unwanted noises.

Having trouble with slipping dentures? This is normal at first! Try to use an adhesive as this will prevent your dentures from moving around.

REMEMBER: If the problem becomes more frequent, chances are your dentures have a bad fit, and you should visit your denturist as soon as possible to have them adjusted.

Signs Your Dentures Need Adjusting


Only Temporary

The breaking-in period for partial dentures is typically very short. It will likely only take a few days of good practice to overcome any challenges you have and speak clearly.

If you’re looking for quality complete/partial dentures, or want to learn more about living with replacement teeth, contact our Calgary denture clinic at (403) 475-0016 or fill in our online contact form.

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Vlad Dumbrava

Vlad Dumbrava has been active in the field of denture therapy since 2008. Upon receiving his denturist degree in 2011 from George Brown College in Toronto, Ontario, he continued his education in Medical Sciences at Western University.

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