Pre-Prosthetic Surgery

The preparation of your mouth before the placement of a prosthesis (denture, partial, bridge) 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. Teeth or excess bone may need to be removed for proper placement of the prosthetic. Occasionally, gum tissue and bone may need to be reshaped.

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.