Pre-Prosthetic Surgery

The preparation of your mouth before the placement of a prosthesis is referred to as pre-prosthetic surgery.

Some patients require minor oral surgical procedures before receiving a partial or complete denture, in order to ensure the maximum level of comfort. Either a partial or a complete denture sit on the bone ridge, so it is very important that the bone is the proper shape and size, so the bone might need to be smoothed out or reshaped. Occasionally, excess bone would need to be removed prior to the partial or a complete denture insertion. Also if a tooth needs to be extracted, the underlying bone might be left sharp and uneven requiring reshapen of it.

One or more of the following procedures might need to be performed in order to prepare your mouth for a denture:

  • Bone smoothing and reshaping
  • Removal of excess bone
  • Bone ridge reduction
  • Removal of excess gum tissue
  • Tuberosity reductions and reshaping
  • Exposure of impacted teeth

We will review your particular needs during your appointment.