Pre-Prosthetic Surgery

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 soft tissue overlying 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 recontoured. 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 recontouring
  • Removal of excess bone
  • Bone ridge reduction
  • Removal of excess gum tissue

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

For more information, or to schedule a consultation appointment, call our offices - West Orange Office: West Orange Office Phone Number 973-736-7616 , West Caldwell Office: West Caldwell Office Phone Number 973-575-8575, Parsippany Office: Parsippany Office Phone Number 973-335-3777.