Pre-Prosthetic Surgery

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

What is 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. A denture sits on the bone ridge, so it is very important that the bone is the proper shape and size. If a tooth needs to be extracted, the underlying bone might be left sharp and uneven. For the best fit of a denture, the bone might need to be smoothed out or reshaped. Occasionally, excess bone would need to be removed prior to denture insertion.

Types of Pre-Prosthetic Surgery

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
  • Exposure of impacted teeth

We will review your particular needs with you during your appointment.

Need Pre-Prosthetic Surgery? Contact our office today to schedule an appointment!

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Patient Reviews for Pre-Prosthetic Surgery

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5 out of 5 stars based on 3 Pre-Prosthetic Surgery reviews.

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Removed 10 remaining teeth and it was more then comfortable. I didn'tneed any pain meds, only ice


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