Partial Dentures: Frequently Asked Questions
QUESTION: WILL THE PARTIAL DENTURE CHANGE HOW I SPEAK?
A: It can be difficult to speak when you are missing teeth! And when we replace missing teeth it also takes a little practice to get used to having a new denture in your mouth. As soon as you receive your new partial denture, we recommend reading aloud to yourself or talking as much as possible – practice makes perfect – and you should be speaking normally within a few days.
QUESTION: IS IT DIFFICULT TO EAT WITH A PARTIAL DENTURE?
A: Replacing teeth should make it more pleasant and easier in the long run. We recommend that you start out by eating soft foods and slowly get used to eating a larger variety of foods. It is important to try to avoid foods that are very sticky or hard. Dentures are not replacement for teeth; they are a replacement for nothing.