For dentures to fit properly, the bony ridge that normally supports teeth (called the alveolar ridge) must be the proper size and shape to accommodate the denture. When this is not the case, pain caused by the ill-fitting denture or partial can cause significant suffering for the patient in daily activities such as chewing and speaking. Fortunately, pre-prosthetic surgery procedures performed by an oral surgeon can make life with a denture or partial comfortable for patients. Pre-prosthetic surgery smooths or reshapes the bony ridge to ensure the maximum level of comfort.
Drs. Roden and Alling have years of experience performing pre-prosthetic surgery procedures to ensure that their patients receive dentures that fit well and do not cause mouth sores or other uncomfortable symptoms. We perform these surgeries in the comfort of our practice to make sure our patient’s mouths are expertly prepared for a partial or a complete denture.
Before your procedure, we will make sure that you are comfortable and relaxed with your choice of anesthesia, and you will be carefully monitored by our experienced team for the duration of your treatment. If you’re in need of pre-prosthetic surgery for a good-fitting dental prosthetic, we encourage you to request a consultation with one of our oral surgeons.
Your individual case will dictate how we approach the correction of inconsistencies in your jaw/alveolar ridge, as will the type of denture or prosthetic device you have or will be receiving. There are a few different types of pre-prosthetic surgery procedures that can be performed at our practice to help patients with dentures enjoy their daily lives without discomfort:
During your consultation with Dr. Roden or Dr. Alling, you will have a thorough examination, and a treatment plan will be tailored precisely to your individual needs and anatomy. Our team will work hard to make sure your surgical experience is smooth, comfortable, and offers optimal results for a comfortable and well-fitting denture. If you are interested in learning about tooth replacement options that can permanently replace dentures and prosthetic devices, such as dental implants or full-arch restoration, we will be happy to discuss these options with you at your appointment as well.
If you have any further questions about our procedures or services, please feel free to request a consultation. Thank you for the opportunity to provide you with oral surgery care that will exceed your expectations.