Pre-Prosthetic Surgery in Cornelius, NC
Pre-prosthetic surgery involves preparing the mouth before placement of a prosthesis.
In some cases, a minor oral surgical procedure is needed before placing a partial or complete denture, in order to ensure the maximum level of comfort. Since dentures sit on the bone ridge, the bone must be the proper shape and size.
A tooth extraction can leave the underlying bone sharp and uneven. Treatment by a surgeon to smooth or reshape the bone can help ensure the best fit of the denture. Occasionally, excess bone needs to be removed prior to inserting the denture.
Reasons for Pre-Prosthetic Oral Surgery
One or more oral surgery procedures may be necessary 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
During your appointment, we will discuss your individual dental and oral needs. Contact Rolle Oral and Facial Surgery today to learn more about pre-prosthetic surgery in Cornelius and to schedule your appointment with Dr. Rolle, our oral surgeon.