Pre-Prosthetic Surgery, Paramus, NJ
Pre-prosthetic surgery is the process of preparing your mouth for the implantation of a prosthesis.
To achieve the highest degree of comfort, some patients need minor oral surgical operations prior to obtaining a partial or full denture. It is crucial that the bone be the right size and form since a denture rests on the bone ridge. When a tooth has to be pulled out, the underlying bone may be irregular and pointed. The bone may need to be smoothed or sculpted for the optimum fit of a denture. Before inserting a denture, extra bone may sometimes need to be removed.
Your mouth may need to undergo one or more of the following treatments to be ready for a denture:
- Bone reshaping and smoothing
- Removing extra bones
- Reduced bone ridge
- Getting rid of extra gum tissue
- Exposure of impacted teeth
During your consultation, we’ll go through your specific requirements with you.