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 sharp and uneven. For the best fit of a denture, the bone might need to be smoothed or reshaped. Occasionally, excess bone may 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
Pre-prosthetic surgery can generally be performed by Dr. Schwartz in our in-office surgery suites with local anesthetic, Nitrous Oxide Sedation with local anesthetic or IV Sedation with local anesthetic.
Please call our office at Daniel M. Schwartz DMD MD LLC Phone Number 216-464-1200 to schedule your initial consultation appointment.