The preparation of your mouth before the placement of a denture (or 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 alveolar ridge (bone ridge), so it is very important that the bone is the proper shape and size. When teeth are extracted, the underlying bone is often sharp and uneven. In order to properly fit a denture, the bone may require smoothing and reshaping. Frequently, exostoses or tori (excess bone similar to bone spurs) need to be removed prior to denture insertion.

Procedures may need to be performed in order to prepare your mouth for a denture:

- Bone smoothing and reshaping (alveoplasty)
- Removal of bone projections (exostosis, torus)
- Alveolar ridge reduction
- Removal of excess gum tissue

To schedule an appointment with Oral surgeon please contact Advanced Dental Scarsdale Oral Surgery:

Call Us : (914) 874-5757
130 Garth Road Scarsdale, NY 10583