What is pre-prosthetic surgery?
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Dentures rest over the gums on top of the bony ridge that once held the permanent teeth. In some cases, those ridges can be uneven or too sharp, making it very difficult, almost impossible for dentures to fit securely and comfortably.
Everybody has different facial features which means some people will have a harder time with their dentures than others. Parliament Hill Dental helps patients get ready for their dentures by preparing for the placement of their prosthesis in order to improve their future fit.
Why do I need pre-prosthetic surgery?
A comfortable fit is important for a functional denture as any fit problems that can arise will likely cause sores and discomfort when eating or speaking. Once referred to Parliament Hill Dental, our oral surgeon will take the time to sit with you and evaluate your situation to help you achieve the best fit and functionality. If you are interested in alternatives to dentures, our team is here to help you figure out if you could be a good candidate for dental implants or other restorative options.
What are the different types of Pre-Prosthetic Surgery
One or more of the following procedures may be used to prepare your mouth for a denture:
- Bone smoothing and reshaping
- Bone ridge reduction
- Removal of excess bone or soft tissue
Most of the pre-prosthetic procedures at Parliament Hill Dental are relatively minor outpatient procedures, and your team will go over your specific treatment plan during your consultation appointment at our downtown Ottawa office. We look forward to speaking with you!
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