Ensuring a Perfect Fit for Your Dentures
When you wear a denture, it should fit snugly in your mouth. Pre-prosthetic surgery is a procedure performed before you receive a full or partial denture to ensure a proper fit. By preparing the mouth for dentures, we can significantly improve the way your prosthesis feels and functions.
Dr. Liberty and Dr. Song offer pre-prosthetic surgery for dentures in El Dorado Hills, Folsom, and Auburn, CA. Contact Golden Foothills Oral, Facial, & Dental Implant Surgery if you are planning on receiving dentures in the future, or if you currently wear dentures and it’s time to be fitted for a new pair.
What Is Pre-Prosthetic Surgery?
Pre-prosthetic surgery involves any type of procedure that prepares your mouth for a comfortable-fitting prosthesis. Many pre-prosthetic surgeries are minor and involve reshaping the bony ridge in the mouth. This procedure may also involve:
- Removing excess bone
- Reducing the size of the alveolar ridge
- Removing excess gum tissue
- Impacted tooth exposure
- Tooth extraction
Do I Need Pre-Prosthetic Surgery?
Not everyone who wears dentures must undergo pre-prosthetic surgery. Some patients begin wearing a prosthesis and do not experience any discomfort, while others have issues due to the size and shape of the mouth and palate. If you wear dentures and they often slip around in your mouth or cause sores, you may benefit from pre-prosthetic surgery.
What to Expect With Pre-Prosthetic Surgery
During your consultation with one of our oral surgeons, we will take 3D scans of your mouth and determine if pre-prosthetic surgery will improve your experience with dentures. The details of your procedure will depend on your specific oral health needs, which your surgeon will outline prior to surgery.
Our practice offers many anesthesia and sedation options. Local anesthesia is often all that is necessary for this procedure, although we are happy to discuss other options for your comfort. When undergoing pre-prosthetic surgery, only one surgery is necessary before you can begin wearing your full or partial dentures comfortably.
Pre-Prosthetic Surgery in El Dorado Hills, Folsom, and Auburn, CA
Our team at Golden Foothills Oral, Facial, & Dental Implant Surgery wants your replacement teeth to feel as comfortable as possible in your mouth. Pre-prosthetic surgery has improved the denture experience for many patients, and we look forward to seeing how oral surgery can improve your life and day-to-day comfort with your prosthesis. Contact our practice today in El Dorado Hills, Folsom, or Auburn, CA, to schedule your appointment.
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We are honored to be a part of the greater Sacramento area and help others improve their health and confidence through oral and maxillofacial surgery. Please contact us in El Dorado Hills, Folsom, or Auburn today to learn more about our services or to schedule your consultation.