Prosthetics: Normal Versus Abnormal

If you’re a patient who wears a prosthetic device to replace missing teeth, there are some normal sensations that you might experience. They might cause you to feel a little uneasy but the good news is, they don’t mean anything is wrong. In other cases, things will feel perfectly wonderful! Of course, there are also instances in which something feels bad and it’s a problem. We think you will benefit from some scenarios of “normal versus abnormal,” so you can rest easy and enjoy your grin (or give us a call).

It Feels Foreign Versus It Hurts

If your prosthetic device, such as denture or bridge feels foreign, it’s very normal. However, after some time, this feeling of foreignness should subside. Now, if the prosthetic hurts, that’s a different story. That is not a normal sensation. When discomfort occurs, it’s best to contact us right away, so we can fix the problem.

Seem Like A Perfect Fit Versus Seems “Okay”

If your prosthetic device seems like a perfect fit in your mouth, you should be delighted! This is normal. Your dental work should always seem seamless. However, if the dental work you receive seems just okay, this is not normal. We encourage you to come in to see us, so we may make adjustments or address damage.

Care Is Easy Versus Care Is Challenging

Did you know that no matter what type of dental care you receive, your dental care should be easy? If brushing and flossing and keeping your prosthetic clean is challenging, this is not normal! Let us know if you’re having problems. As a result, we can see if anything is wrong (or simply offer you suggestions for streamlined dental hygiene).

Keep An Eye On Prosthetics With Visits

When something doesn’t seem quite right with your prosthetics in your smile, count on us during a visit to steer you toward comfort and function. Schedule a visit with our Austin, MN practice today by contacting Potach and Mitchell Dental Clinic today at 507-437-6312 to schedule your care.