The preparation of your mouth before the placement of a prosthesis is referred to as pre-prosthetic surgery.
The prosthesis is the lab-crafted tooth or denture. When a natural tooth is extracted, the underlying bone might be sharp and uneven. The bone might need to be smoothed or reshaped for the denture or prosthetic to fit comfortably. Occasionally, excess bone may need to be removed prior to placing the denture.
Dr. William Gray will examine your profile and explain any essential pre-prosthetic procedures, but please feel free to direct any questions to your oral surgeon so that you fully understand the reason for the treatment as well as the expected outcome.
Possible pre-prosthetic surgery procedures include:
Board-certified Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon Dr. William Gray, has proudly served the St. Louis and Festus, Missouri areas for over twenty years, and will continue to provide exceptional oral surgery treatment options into the future.