Speaking after Dental Implants

| May 16, 2014 | 1 Comment

Hi, I recently had a bone graft and dental implants done on my top 2 teeth. The doctor left a large space between my new teeth and gum, told me that the gums should grow back to fill up the space. Now I can’t properly pronounce words with S and I have interviews coming up for a new job.

Does anyone know how I can stimulate the gum growth or learn to speak properly after implants?

Also, how long does it take and will I ever be able to speak properly again?

Thank you.

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  1. sandydig says:

    Speaking after Dental Implants NEW
    by: Stacey Norrell, RDH

    Yes, you will be able to speak properly again. As with any changes in your mouth, such as a new prosthesis, retainers, palatal expanders, etc, there is a learning curve for your tongue! Hopefully the healing will not take long and your tissue will be closer to its original state.

    As far as stimulating the tissue growth, there really isn’t a lot you can do other than just keeping the area clean and be gentle until the healing process is complete.

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