Dental Pre-Prosthetic Surgery

Michigan Premier Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons in Warren & Oxford MI

Pre-Prosthetic Surgery

The preparation of your mouth before the placement of a dental 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.

Pre-Prosthetic Procedures

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

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


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Warren MI
Warren Phone Number 586-755-2770
Warren MI
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Oxford MI
Oxford Phone Number 248-969-9500
Oxford MI
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