Sometimes, facial bones are not perfectly shaped to accommodate dentures. Pre-prosthetic surgery is performed when a patient requires bone reshaping or gum tissue removal so a denture can be worn comfortably. Once your surgery is completed, the denture can be placed. This surgical process will help prevent any discomfort or afflictions that may arise from an improper fit.
There are various pre-prosthetic procedures available to prepare your mouth for a denture. The procedure you undergo will be dependent on your mouth’s individual needs. Common pre-prosthetic procedures include the following:
- Exposure of impacted teeth
- Smoothing or reshaping of the bone
- Removal of excess gum tissue or bone
- Reduction in the size of the alveolar ridge
Since your denture rests on your bone ridge, ensuring the best fit is critical so that your mouth maintains the proper shape and size necessary for your dentures to fit long term. With pre-prosthetic surgery, Drs. Lesneski, Frey, Kittle, and McKinley can reshape your mouth to help your prosthesis feel comfortable and secure.
At Greater Michigan Oral Surgeons & Dental Implant Center, our skilled surgical and office staff will discuss treatment options with you to ensure you are fully informed and comfortable moving forward with your oral health plan. Contact one of our offices in Flint, MI, or Saginaw, MI, to schedule a consultation.