Preprosthetic Surgery

The preparation of your mouth before the placement of a prosthesis is referred to as preprosthetic surgery. Some patients require minor oral surgical procedures before receiving a partial or complete denture in order to ensure a proper fit and the maximum level of comfort. A denture sits on the bone ridge, so it is very important that the ridge is the proper shape and size. If a tooth or multiple teeth need to be extracted, the underlying bone might be left sharp, overcontoured and uneven. For the best fit of a denture, the bone might need to be smoothed out or reshaped. Occasionally, excess bone needs to be removed prior to denture insertion. If you have questions about preprosthetic surgery call our Davis office at Davis Office Phone Number 530-753-0550. One or more of the following procedures might need to be performed in order to prepare your mouth for a denture:

pre-prosthetic surgery

  • 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.