Before a patient receives a partial or full denture, they may need to undergo a small surgical procedure to ensure that the denture can fit properly and comfortably. This surgery ensures that the bone ridge is proper size and shape for the denture to properly fit on, otherwise it may be placed incorrectly. After tooth extraction, the bone may need to be smoothed and reshaped before denture insertion.
Pre-prosthetic surgeries may include:
- Ridge reduction
- Smoothing and reshaping
- Excess bone removal
- Excess gum tissue removal
- Impacted teeth
*During your appointment we will go over your specific needs