Pre-Prosthetic Surgery

The surgical preparation of your mouth before the delivery of dentures 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 once the denture is inserted. A denture sits on top of the bone, so it is very important for the bone to be the proper size and shape. When a tooth is extracted, the underlying bone might be left sharp or become uneven during healing. In order for the denture to fit properly, that bone should be smoothed or recontoured. Occasionally, the removal of extremely prominent areas of excess bone will be required in order for a denture to fit comfortably. These areas are usually not related to the removal of teeth.

One or more of the following procedures might br required in order to prepare your mouth for a denture:

  • Bone smoothing and recontouring
  • Removal of excess bone
  • Bone ridge reduction
  • Removal of excess gum tissue
  • Removal of impacted teeth

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