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. 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 sharp and uneven. For the best fit of a denture, the bone might need to be smoothed or reshaped. Occasionally, excess bone may need to be removed prior to denture insertion.
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.
Prousi Oral & Facial Surgery
Patient Review from Judy
My husband was referred to Dr. Prousi by his prosthodontist to have extractions and surgery before dentures could be made. Glenn's case was challenging due to the effects of chemotherapy on his lower jaw. Dr. Prousi and Dr. Scalia collaborated on all his procedures and took a careful and conservative approach in order to prevent any further problems with the deteriorated jawbone. Glenn appreciates that they took the time needed to get the best results. Our goal was met and Glenn was fitted with a set of dentures in time for our daughter's wedding last month. Dr. Prousi is very thorough and takes time to explain each step. He genuinely cares about his patients and their concerns. We would highly recommend him to family and friends. We congratulate him on his beautiful new office and friendly staff.