If you are or were previously a singer, you may have noticed that missing teeth may have significantly affected not only your ability to chew foods or to pronounce certain words effectively, but have affected your ability to sing properly. This is because both teeth and proper tongue position in relation to those teeth are crucial in order to make proper sounds required while singing. And though some patients may get dental implants if they have only one or two missing teeth, dentures may be required if you have extensive loss of teeth.
Fortunately, dentures are a fantastic way to replace missing teeth and improve overall oral function. This not only means you will be able to bite and chew food properly, but can also help you enunciate and speak properly because teeth are an extremely important component to being able to speak and sing clearly.
However, the initial few days or even weeks can be difficult as you start to get accustomed to having dentures in your mouth. This may mean changes in the way you speak, emphasize words, and even sing; and is a result of changes in the position of your tongue relative to this new set of teeth that may initially feel foreign.
Luckily, these effects are rather temporary and go away completely on their own as you become more comfortable with having dentures. Most patients will regain their usual way of speaking within a few weeks and will be able to sing and pronounce words as they normally do. These dentures are also extremely long lasting, made of highly sturdy materials like porcelain or metal, which means you won’t have to replace them for years.
Can You Sing With Partial Dentures
You can absolutely sing with partial dentures. In fact, partial dentures can help improve your singing ability when compared to when you had missing teeth. This is because gaps and missing teeth can negatively impact your ability to properly speak, sing, and change the pitch of your voice. Partial dentures therefore aid in restoring the normal singing and speech patterns that you may have previously been used to.
However, it will take a few days or weeks for you to become more comfortable with partial dentures before your natural speech and singing patterns are restored. In the meantime, make sure to wear your dentures as often as you can to help accelerate the process.
If you notice that even after weeks of having dentures placed that your ability to sing and speak properly are still hindered, it’s best to speak with your dentist. This may be due to improperly fitted dentures and may require a different set to alleviate the problem. Also, if you’ve had dentures already placed for a long time and begin noticing issues, this can also be caused by damage to the dentures themselves. To prevent unnecessary wear and tear, it’s important to maintain proper oral hygiene and visit your dentist at least twice a year for regular checkups. For more information please contact our dentists in Worcester MA at Arena Family Dental 1049 Main St, Worcester, MA 01603, (508) 929-3330.