I can not get use to talking with dentures, I sound like I have a speech impediment. can't get use to them... help

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I have had my top dentures for 2 months now and can not get use to talking with them, I sound so different, like I have a speech impediment. it's so embarrassing....
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Lesa Aubrey-Garib

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Hi Lesa, sorry to hear you are having trouble talking with your new denture. It definitely takes a lot of practice to adjust to having top dentures in, but I have some tips that may help. First, bite and swallow to make sure your dentures are in place. Practice speaking by reading aloud, and talking in front of a mirror. Counting from 60-90 can help practice some of the more difficult sounds. Unfortunately, it can take a lot of time and practice to be able to sound normal to yourself. Many people have had this difficulty and they report they are talking much better within 6 months. You can also report this issue to the dentist and make sure that it’s not an issue with the fit of your denture. I hope this helps, and best of luck!!