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      Question Immediate dentures and learning to talk

      Hi! I had oral surgery done and immediate dentures placed just 9 days ago. It wasn't easy but I was talking ok until I had a 'soft liner' put on both plates yesterday. Now I'm back to square one as far as learning how to speak. Any suggestions?? I go back in six weeks for more of the soft liner and will probably go thru this all over again. Any advice appreciated...thanks!

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      I have had soft liners added to my immediate denture and it took a day or so to get back in the swing of things. Practice reading outloud or talking to your pets if you have any. It took me a few days to say my name over the phone at work when I answered the phones. I felt like an idiot but it does get better. The more you talk the faster it clears up. Now when I have my soft reliners its a piece of cake and with no speech problems. I believe you may have issues right now because your extractions were just so recently done.

      It will get better...I promise!

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      I'll be watching this, too, Nosmokin.

      Olivacs, thank you for chipping in with words of hope!

      I'm a week out from getting mine (with liner) and I STILL can't talk right! I practice counting outloud from 60 - 70 (and lots of other numers) and talk my family's ears off. My tongue just refuses to cooperate. I'll get better toward evening, but the next morning I'm starting over.

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      It really does get better. I felt like people must have thought I had a lisp or something but noone ever said anything. To make you laugh...my name is Shelley and when I would answer the phones at work it would come out as Sally. I cannot tell you how many times customers asked me my name again or if I was new there because they never heard of me before. The thing is I have been working there for 13 years. LOL
      I can laugh now but at the time I felt so weird. Now I have no problems. Give it another week or so and you will be back to your old talking self

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      Thanks for your replies, Olivacs and Cielo! Olivacs, when did you have your extractions done? Just curious how far along you've come and haven't had a chance to see if you've journaled your progress.

      It does seem to get easier every day. My name IS Sally and they misanderstand me and call me Shelly....go figure! I'm not having too much trouble with the 's' or 'sh' sound but 'K' or 'C' and 'G' are pretty garbled right now. I have two indoor cats and calling 'kitty kitty kitty' is comical.

      Sally

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      Default Re: Immediate dentures and learning to talk

      My mom got dentures all at once. And I noticed after she had healed a bit and was more talkative that she would mispronounce words. Not often but I would hear it. And she still does it sometimes.

      I never even realized it was the dentures until one day she said something and it was all wrong and I giggled and picked on her for it.

      (just a normal day between us. I wasn't being mean or anything)

      So then she made the gesture of grabbing her teeth and handing them to me and said, "Do you want to try and talk with these damn things?"

      We both cracked up laughing.

      So even though I knew she had that done I never realized they were causing her simple mess ups.


      So if I didn't catch on to it I'm sure others don't either.
      Anyway it does get better the more you talk / practice.


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      I had my extractions in March so its been a few months. I am talking fine now but like I said in the beginning was a bit rough. I have journaled my progress so check it out.

      You will get better...trust me

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      I had my extractions 3 weeks ago and a partial denture on top, which has the whole lump of plastic in the roof of the mouth thing going on Speech can be quite tricky but is has improved vastly over this past week. I have more problems with the 'sh' sound and also notice sometimes a slight whistle when I say the letter 's'. It's usually worse when I'm tired. It's much better though when I stick the denture in with fixodent (there is a new one I'm trying called fixodent foodseal which is excellent and really does keep it in place and keep food out). My youngest is called Ash...that wasn't easy to say...was going to resort to calling him 'boy' but it has improved

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      Default Re: Immediate dentures and learning to talk

      Are the soft liners not put in under the dentures when they are first put in or is it just plastic against poor gums?
      Marcelle

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      Default Re: Immediate dentures and learning to talk

      Celle54....I went for a week before I had the soft liner added. It varies dentist to dentist I think. I've only had the liner on for 6 days and already have to go back because lowers have become very loose.

      nosmokin2

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