6700 Crosswinds Dr N #200B, St. Petersburg, FL 33710
The preparation of your mouth before the placement of a prosthesis, such as a denture, 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 bony ridge, so it is very important that the bone is of the proper shape and size. If a tooth needs to be extracted, the underlying bone might be left sharp and uneven. For the best fit of a denture, the bone might need to be smoothed or reshaped. Occasionally, excess bone needs 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:
We will review your particular needs with you during your appointment.