Speech and enunciation
Speaking and enunciating clearly is a challenge with dentures as your body and brain must first get used to the foreign bodies in your mouth. However, you can overcome this challenge with a little time and practice.
Should I expect limitations in terms of enunciation and speech?
Initially, the tongue also has to adjust to changes in conditions for speech. At first, you may have difficulty in pronouncing certain words, especially those with sibilant sounds such as ‘s’, ‘z’ and ‘sh’ or stumbling blocks such as ‘p’, ‘pf’ and ‘w’. However, with a little practice and patience, you need not fear any long-lasting speech impediments.
- There is no need to despair! Just pick up your favourite book or a newspaper and train your tongue by reading it slowly and clearly out loud. You will see that in no time at all you will be speaking with your usual fluency.
- Speech uncertainties often arise from the feeling that the dentures are not fitted securely enough.