Getting a patient’s mouth ready for prosthesis is called “pre-prosthetic surgery.” This might include minor oral surgery before complete or partial dentures. Dentures sit along the bone ridge, so it’s crucial that the bone is the right size and shape, and that it’s healthy. A tooth that will soon be removed might have uneven bone underneath. To ensure the best denture fit, bone might need to be reshaped or smoothed.
There are many procedures that might be necessary prior to dentures, including:
- Bone ridge reduction
- Bone smoothing and reshaping
- Exposure of impacted teeth
- Removal of excess bone
- Removal of excess gum tissue
Your surgical dental team at Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery of Utah will go over every option with you prior to any surgeries.