Letters You May Need to Practice Saying Once You Get Dentures
Posted on 8/13/2018 by Dr. Hallas
Dentures are an effective solution for people with missing teeth. However, if you are recently started wearing dentures, you might be surprised to note that there will be a number of challenges before you become adjusted to them.
One of these challenges is speech, where you are likely to experience some problems when speaking, especially when pronouncing words with some letters.
Letters That Are Problematic to Say After Getting New Dentures
While speaking with new dentures is likely to become challenging within the first few days, there are a number of letters that prove particularly hard to pronounce. The most problematic one is the letter "S”, where a number of challenges exhibit themselves, such as the "s” sounds becoming "th” or "sh”.
Some people also experience whistling when trying to pronounce "s” sounds after getting new dentures. Other letters that might prove problematic to pronounce include "f”, "th”, and "v”. When pronouncing these letters, some people produce a "funny” pronunciation instead of the correct one. It is also possible to experience some clicking of the teeth.
What Can You Do?
If you are having problems pronouncing any of the above letters (or any other speaking problems), there is some good news for you; it is only temporary. Once you get used to the new dentures, you will be able to speak perfectly. However, there are a few tips that can help you to improve your speech and get you back to normal much faster. These tips include:
Practice (repeatedly) pronouncing sounds with these letters. For example, you can repeat saying out loud the numbers 55, 66, 67, and other numbers between 60 and 70
Reading out loud newspapers, novels, and other publications
Practice speaking with a loved one
And finally, when you have gathered enough courage, practice speaking in social situations. It can be with a person you know or a stranger.
Need Help Getting Adjusted to Your New Dentures?
New dentures can make you feel like you are out of your depth when it comes to speaking, but the situation is only temporary. However, if you are having problems adjusting to the new dentures, do not hesitate to call us. We will offer you the assistance you need to get back to normal speaking.
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