The preparation of your mouth before the placement of a prosthesis is referred to as pre-prosthetic treatments. Some patients require minor oral surgical procedures before receiving a prosthesis. Prior to placing the prosthesis, 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, for example, the bone might need to be smoothed out or reshaped. Occasionally, excess bone would need to be removed prior to denture insertion.
Sometimes one or more of the following procedures may be required prior to your prosthesis being inserted.
- Reshaping and smoothing the bone
- Excess bone removal
- Bone ridge reduction
- Removal of excess gum tissue
- Exposure of impacted teeth