Pre-Prosthetic Surgery

Surgery BEFORE getting dentures

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

Before receiving dentures, minor oral surgery may be necessary to ensure optimal fit and comfort.

Some patients require minor oral surgical procedures before receiving a partial or complete denture, to ensure the maximum level of comfort. A denture sits on the bone ridge, so the bone must be 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 before denture insertion.

One or more of the following procedures might need to be performed 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.

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