Prepare your smile for your new denture with pre-prosthetic surgery
Summerville Oral Surgery offers a range of advanced services and procedures in the area of oral maxillofacial and implant surgery. If you are in the process of denture placement, you may need to undergo pre-prosthetic surgery prior to placement.
What Is Pre-Prosthetic Surgery?
Before placing a complete or partial denture—also called a “prosthetic”—some patients must have some minor surgical work done to prepare the mouth. Pre-prosthetic surgery is the process of preparing your mouth before placing a prosthesis. Our office handles a variety of pre-prosthetic surgical procedures for our clients.
It is important that the bone ridge of your mouth is of the right size and shape before a prosthetic can be placed. The bone ridge can be surgically reduced to accommodate the denture. Sometimes, part of the bone may need to be removed before the denture can be placed. In other cases, if a tooth was removed, the exposed bone may be jagged and sharp, requiring smoothing or reshaping.