This is always a concern when adjusting to new dentures. Some patients find their speech can alter slightly (especially pronouncing “s” and “f” sounds), whilst getting used to the new shape of their dentures (false teeth); this is only a short-term inconvenience.

We recommend reading aloud and to practice counting the numbers 65 up to 70 as these sounds can be the hardest to get used to.

It is also usual for denture wearers to produce more saliva, which can also affect speech, when getting used to a new set of dentures. This inconvenience is again short term, which will be resolved once your mouth becomes accustomed to the new dentures. We recommend swallowing more regularly and sipping water more often. Or alternatively, try sucking on a boiled sweet or mint. If you are worried just contact us.

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