Our oral surgeon may need to perform a tooth extraction in order to remove damaged or decayed teeth and prepare your mouth for a tooth replacement. This process can sometimes leave the area beneath the extracted tooth jagged or uneven. If this is the case for you, our oral surgeon can provide pre-prosthetic surgery to smooth, level and reshape the area so that you can receive a dental prosthesis comfortably.

Pre-prosthetic surgery is a minor oral surgical procedure that ensures your mouth is prepared to receive a prosthetic tooth replacement. This tooth replacement may be complete or partial dentures or another restorative treatment. This type of procedure is especially helpful when preparing for dentures, as it ensures that the bone ridge the dentures rest on is the proper shape and size.

Some common pre-prosthetic procedures include:

During your initial consultation, our oral surgeon will thoroughly examine your mouth to determine if you require pre-prosthetic treatment. If so, we will work with you to determine which type of procedure will provide the best results for your individual needs.

If you have any questions about pre-prosthetic surgery or would like to schedule a consultation with our experienced oral surgeon, we welcome you to contact our office today.