What is Pre-Prosthetic Surgery?
Pre-prosthetic surgery refers to any type of oral surgical procedure that is used to prepare your mouth for the placement of a prosthesis, such as a partial or complete denture. Since dentures sit on the bony ridge, it’s important that the bone is the right size and shape to ensure a snug fit, maximum comfort and the best possible smile aesthetics. Depending on your unique needs, Dr. Eisenberg may need to reshape the bone, rebuild areas of bone loss or smooth out the alveolar ridge and gums. When you visit our practice for pre-prosthetic surgery in Knoxville, Dr. Eisenberg will assess your situation and recommend the procedures that will allow you to make the most out of your permanent restoration. Schedule your consultation at Knoxville Center for Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery online or by calling us at (865) 410-3075 today!
The Benefits of Pre-Prosthetic Surgery
Creates the Ideal Fit for Your Prosthesis
The procedures will create the optimal fit for your dentures and improve their function. A better fit also helps prevent food and bacteria from getting trapped under your prosthesis, which may ward off gum disease and halitosis.
Boosts Comfort and Aesthetics
Pre-prosthetic surgery can enhance the contours of your smile and it will help your dentures fit properly against your gums, making them much more comfortable and natural looking.
Improves Overall Health
When your dentures fit properly, you can eat a wider variety of foods, ensuring you get the vitamins and minerals needed to improve or maintain your overall health and wellness.
In order to prepare your mouth for a denture, one or more of the following oral surgical procedures could be needed:
- Bone smoothing and reshaping (alveoloplasty)
- Removal of excess bone
- Bone ridge reduction or augmentation
- Removal of excess gum tissue
- Exposure or extraction of impacted teeth
- Removal of palatal torus and mandibular tori
Your Comfort is Our Top Priority
At our Knoxville, Tennessee oral surgery practice, we rely on cutting-edge technology and our in-depth experience to offer high quality care to patients of all ages in a comfortable, relaxing atmosphere. If you’re ready to maintain or restore your oral health and smile aesthetics, schedule a visit with us today!