Willowbrook Oral & Maxilliofacial Surgery - Anesthesia, facial trauma, impacted canines, jaw surgery, oral pathology, pre-prosthetic, sleep apnea & wisdom tooth surgery.
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 Pre-Prosthetic Surgery

Preparation of the Mouth Before Dentures

Pre-prosthetic surgery is a type of oral surgery that is performed prior to the placement of complete or partial dentures. It is done to ensure that dentures fit properly and can be worn comfortably. Pre-prosthetic surgery restores oral function and facial form. It is the surgical modification of the alveolar process (tooth-bearing segment of the jaw) and its surrounding structures. The ultimate goal of pre-prosthetic surgery is to prepare the mouth to receive a dental prosthesis by redesigning and smoothing over bony edges and soft tissues.  

What Procedures are Performed to Prepare the Mouth for a Denture?

One or more of the following procedures may need to be performed to prepare your mouth for a denture:
  • Bone smoothing and/or recontouring
  • Bone ridge reduction
  • Removal of excess gum tissue
  • Extraction of impacted teeth

Contact Us for More Information About Pre-Prosthetic Surgery Today

Pre-prosthetic surgery may be required prior to the fabrication of dentures. Your particular needs will be addressed at your consultation appointment. If you have any questions or are ready to schedule your appointment, please call us at (604) 532-9686.

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