Pre-Prosthetic Surgery

Arctic Oral Surgery, Dr. Rios-Andersen, Anchorage & Eagle River AK

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.

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Welcome to Arctic Oral Surgery. Oral Surgeon Leonardo Rios-Andersen, DMD specializes in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery including Dental Implants, Bone Grafting, Wisdom Teeth Removal, Pre-Prosthetic Surgery, Tooth Extractions, and Oral Biopsies (Oral Pathology).

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