Pre-Prosthetic Surgery

Heber Valley Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery in Roosevelt, UT

Preparation for Denture Placement

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.

Oral Surgeon Joseph M Fullmer, DMD specializes in a full range of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery. Call us Today!
Heber City UT
Heber Valley OMS Phone Number 435-315-2050
Heber City UT
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       Roosevelt UT
Roosevelt OMS Phone Number 435-722-0202
Roosevelt UT
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Our office hours are Monday through Thursday 8:00am - 5:00pm, & Fridays 8:00am - 2:00pm.