Although dental implants are often considered the best method for replacing a missing tooth, many patients prefer a partial or complete denture. However, because dentures sit on top of the gums, it can be very uncomfortable to wear them when the mouth is not the correct shape and size. Pre-prosthetic surgery may be recommended to you if your desired tooth replacement method does not fit comfortably in your mouth. The result is optimal stability, comfort, and function from your dentures.
Your pre-prosthetic surgery treatment plan will be dependent on a variety of factors. At North Sound Oral & Facial Surgery, we will map out a customized treatment plan just for you to ensure you receive the best possible outcome. Preparing the mouth for a denture can include one or more of the following procedures:
- Alveolar ridge reduction
- Impacted teeth exposure
- Jaw bone reshaping or smoothing
- Removal of excess gum tissue or bone
At your consultation, Dr. Brar will provide an oral examination and review your medical history to determine the recommended tooth replacement option for you. North Sound Oral & Facial Surgery is dedicated to every patient’s best result, and are here for you before, during, and after treatment. If you would like to learn more about your tooth replacement options, please contact our front office.