Pre-prosthetic surgery prepares patients for the placement of a denture or other prosthesis. Dentures rest over the gums on top of the bony ridge that once held the permanent teeth. If this bony ridge is uneven or too sharp, it can be impossible for a denture to fit securely and comfortably.
Pre-prosthetic surgery is a minor oral surgical procedure to smooth or reshape the jawbone or excessive gum tissue.
Why Pre-Prosthetic Surgery is Necessary
- Enhanced Aesthetics
- Maximum Comfort Level
- Improved Function
Types of Pre-Prosthetic Surgery
Each case is different, and the type of surgery we recommend will be based on a detailed assessment of your oral anatomy. Common pre-prosthetic procedures include:
- Bone smoothing and reshaping
- Bone ridge reduction
- Removal of excess bone or soft tissue
Most pre-prosthetic surgeries are relatively minor outpatient procedures. Some discomfort is to be expected afterwards, and you may need to change your diet for a few days while your mouth heals.
At your consultation, we will go over your treatment options and the expected healing process for each case.
BC Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery can perform Pre-Prosthetic Surgery under local or general anaesthesia. We will discuss the treatment options and the expected healing process with you during your consultation.
Schedule a Pre-Prosthetic Surgery Examination
At BC Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, our Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon can perform an oral examination and x-rays of the mouth, to evaluate the position of the teeth and bone shape and predict if there are present or may be future problems, to comfortably fit a denture or other prosthesis
Contact us today to arrange for a pre-prosthetic examination to determine whether you may or may not require pre-prosthetic surgery