Pre-Prosthetic Surgery

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Associates in Chapel Hill, Durham, Sanford NC

The preparation of your mouth before the placement of a prosthesis is referred to as pre-prosthetic surgery.

Some patients require minor oral surgical procedures before receiving a partial or complete denture, in order to ensure the maximum level of comfort. A denture sits on the bone ridge, so it is very important that the bone is the proper shape and size. If a tooth needs to be extracted, the underlying bone might be left sharp and uneven. For the best fit of a denture, the bone might need to be smoothed out or reshaped. Occasionally, excess bone would need to be removed prior to denture insertion.

One or more of the following procedures might need to be performed in order to prepare your mouth for a denture:

  • Bone smoothing and reshaping
  • Removal of excess bone
  • Bone ridge reduction
  • Removal of excess gum tissue
  • Exposure of impacted teeth

We will review your particular needs with you during your appointment.

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Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Associates

5 out of 5 stars based on 3 Pre-Prosthetic Surgery reviews.

Patient Review By Jay m M

Very happy with treatment.

- Jay m M

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Patient Review By Eliza L

Everybody was super friendly and kind and I felt very comfortable. Would recommend to anybody!

- Eliza L

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Patient Review By Alice Y

Dr Frost came in told me what would have to be done. set the appointment to do the surgery. Made me feel relaxed and at ease. Felt no pain during the surgery. Like I said Dr Frost was the best OS I have ever had,

- Alice Y

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