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?

Professional replacement of lost or extracted teeth is a positive thing for your oral health and appearance. Like natural teeth, partial or full prostheses support your cheeks and lips from within. Without this support, slackened facial muscles may make you look older or cause problems with eating and speaking. Wearing dentures furthermore helps to ensure that you have healthy jaws and oral mucosa, for example by preventing the surviving opposite tooth from outgrowing its missing ‘antagonist’. 

Our tips:

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. If this is the case you should seek advice from your dentist as soon as possible.