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Pre-Prosthetic Surgery

Get a Better Fit From Your Dentures

Lots of patients choose dentures for tooth replacement for many reasons. No matter your reason, your dentures should provide a secure and comfortable fit. Having dentures that do not fit comfortably in the mouth can cause problems like slipping, infection, inflamed gums, difficulty eating, and oral sores. An oral surgeon can prepare the mouth for dentures to improve the feel and function of your prosthesis.

Dr. Sherban performs pre-prosthetic surgery in Johnson City, TN. Contact The Regional Center for Dental Implants & Oral Surgery to schedule a consultation and see how you can benefit from pre-prosthetic surgery.

What Is Pre-Prosthetic Surgery?

Pre-prosthetic surgery surgically prepares your mouth for a dental prosthesis by reshaping the soft tissues and/or bone. The specific treatment involved for your pre-prosthetic surgery depends on several factors, and your oral surgeon will go over your treatment plan during your consultation.

Common procedures involved in pre-prosthetic surgery include:

  • Tooth extractions
  • Bone smoothing and reshaping
  • Ridge augmentation
  • Excess gum removal

Most pre-prosthetic treatments are minor outpatient procedures. During your consultation, your oral surgeon will perform an evaluation and 3D imaging of your mouth and face. This helps your surgeon determine an accurate and optimal treatment plan. The type of anesthesia will also be selected at this time.

Your second appointment will be your surgical procedure. You will be given the form of anesthesia selected during your consultation, which will ensure you stay comfortable throughout your procedure. The type of pre-prosthetic treatment you receive will determine the length of recovery, although most patients heal within 6 weeks. However, every patient is different. Be sure to follow the post-operative instructions your surgeon has given you.

Types of Anesthesia

Our practice offers several types of anesthesia and sedation to ensure your comfort.

Compassionate Care With Innovative Treatment Options

The Regional Center for Dental Implants & Oral Surgery offers the latest technology and personalized treatment plans to make every experience exceptional. Our practice in Johnson City, TN, provides oral and maxillofacial surgery services to patients of all ages throughout Northeast Tennessee, Western North Carolina, and surrounding areas. Contact our practice today to learn more about our practice, the services we offer, or to schedule an appointment.