Pre-Prosthetic Surgery Santa Cruz CA

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 left sharp and uneven. For the best fit of a denture, the bone might need to be smoothed out or reshaped. Occasionally, excess bone would need to be removed prior to denture insertion.

To schedule a consultation with Dr. Yellich, Dr. Cheng or Dr. Khalilzadeh, call our office in Santa Cruz, CA at Santa Cruz Office Phone Number 831-475-0221.

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.

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For more information, or to schedule an appointment, call Santa Cruz Office Phone Number 831-475-0221 today!