Pre-Prosthetic Surgery

The preparation of your mouth before the placement of a prosthesis is referred to as pre-prosthetic surgery.

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 sharp and uneven. For the best fit of a denture, the bone might need to be smoothed or reshaped. Occasionally, excess bone may need to be removed prior to denture insertion.

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.

We Provide the Highest Quality Oral Surgery Care for Our Patients

Dr. Smith offers exceptional Oral Surgery services such as dental implant placement, wisdom teeth removal, bone grafting, and more!
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Blue Lake Oral Surgery

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The staff are all friendly. The procedure took no time at all. Everything was explained to me before and after the procedure. Great group of people.

- Loretta H

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I was very happy with the overall treatment offered by the receptionist, nurse and especially Dr.Smith. She provided a quick report on her recommendations to both my dentist and family doctor. I would gladly recommend Dr. Smith and Blue Lake Oral Surgery to anyone looking for a true professional to care for their needs.

- Daniel V

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Dr. Smith exceeded all my expectations. She placed a bone graft and four dental implants- she gave me my smile back! Dr. Smith is one of the best. I'm forever grateful to Dr. Smith and her team.

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