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Denture Preparation

Denture Preparation

Extractions & Surgery – Pre-Prosthetic Surgery

The preparation of your mouth before the placement of a prosthesis is referred to as pre-prosthetic surgery. Some patients may require minor oral surgery treatment before receiving a partial or complete denture in order to ensure the maximum level of comfort. This treatment may involve one or more of the following procedures:

  • Extraction of teeth
  • Exposure of impacted teeth
  • Smoothing and reshaping of bone
  • Bony ridge reduction
  • Removal of excess gum tissue
  • Bone or soft tissue grafting to optimize ridge shape and/or dimensions

In some cases dental implants may represent a more viable treatment option than a denture.