What is Pre-Prosthetic Surgery?
The term Pre-Prosthetic Surgery refers to the preparation of your mouth before the placement of a dental prosthesis such as a removable denture or implant. Dentures need to rest over your gums which cover the bony ridge of your jaw. So Pre-Prosthetic surgery ensures the bony ridge is smooth and prepared properly to make sure your dentures fit comfortably and properly in your mouth.
Is pre-prosthetic surgery necessary?
No two mouths are exactly the same. Due to many factors, transitioning to dentures might not always go as smoothly as it does for others. The one way to make sure you have a comfortable fit and good experience with dentures is to have pre-prosthetic surgery done by an experienced doctor. This will prevent issues like denture slipping, sores in the mouth, eating & speaking difficulties with dentures and insecure fitting.
Types of pre-prosthetic surgery we offer:
- Bone ridge reduction
- Bone smoothing & reshaping
- Removal of excess soft tissue or bone
For the most part, pre-prosthetic procedures are simple outpatient procedures. For more information and specific answers to your requirements, please ask one of our doctors during your initial consultation.