When a patient uses a partial or complete denture as a replacement for missing teeth, sometimes the underlying bone is not suitable to support the denture. In cases like these, the shape of the bone can be surgically prepared to support the denture comfortably. This surgical process is sometimes necessary and may help prevent any discomfort or afflictions that may arise from an improper fit.
There are various pre-prosthetic procedures available to prepare your mouth for a denture. The procedure you undergo will be dependent on your mouth’s individual needs. Common pre-prosthetic procedures include
- Exposure of impacted teeth
- Smoothing or reshaping of the jaw bone
- Removal of excess gum tissue or bone
- Reduction in the size of the bone ridge
At Granger Oral Surgery & Dental Implants, Dr. Anderson and his skilled surgical and office staff will fully discuss treatment options with you to ensure you are informed and comfortable moving forward with your oral health plan. Contact our Granger, IN, office to schedule an evaluation.