Talking with my new upper denture

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I am in retail, and am getting prepared to go through some training for a new position I just aquired. My problem....I have always been a real talkative person, laugh easily, etc. Now,....I feel like I struggle talking. I am getting better with short sentences, but when a customer asks a question, I need tobeable to just talk, long sometimes. I feel like Im making faces when I attempt to do this,.then become so self conscience Im almost paralized with the fear that people are turned off or judging me in some way. Will this EVER get better?
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Hi!---don't feel bad! I'm starting on my 3rd week with full uppers & partial lowers,& like you,I work in retail & come into contact with many people.Talking is somewhat difficult,for sure! I either feel like I'm spitting/salivating/drooling---or lisping,OR making faces trying to enunciate.I'm sure it gets better!
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Hi, I got full uppers and lowers on July 11th. I am in customer service, and on the phone most of the day. It was a struggle at first, but I have kept practicing, ( like singing with the radio, talking to myself ) and speech has become easy again. The use of adhesives was also a terrific help, no fear of the denture slipping around. It will become part of you, in time, wish you the best!
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