The preparation of your mouth before the placement of a prosthesis is referred to as pre-prosthetic surgery.
Pre-Prosthetic Surgery Procedure
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 left sharp and uneven. For the best fit of a denture, the bone might need to be smoothed out or reshaped. Occasionally, excess bone would need to be removed prior to denture insertion.
Types of 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.
Your insurance company may pay for part or all of the cost of surgery if the procedure is performed as a result of visual impairment. Because every insurance carrier is different, it is recommended that you check with your own insurance company to determine the level of coverage.
Arkansas Oral & Facial Surgery Center Locations
2926 West Huntsville Avenue
Springdale, AR 72762
3996 N. Frontage Road (near the intersection of Joyce and College Blvd)
Fayetteville, AR 72703