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 when wearing a prosthesis. As a denture is supported by sitting on the bone ridge, it is very important that the bone is the proper shape and size. If a tooth needs to be extracted, the underlying bone may be sharp and uneven. To permit the best fit of a denture, the bone may need to be smoothed or reshaped. Occasionally, excess bone may need to be removed and/or recontoured prior to denture insertion.
One or more of the following procedures may 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 consultation appointment.