Surgical Preparation for Dental Implants

  

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 or dental implants, 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.

  

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.

  

For more information about Pre-prosthetic Surgery or to schedule a consultation with Drs. Guo or Christie, call our office in Bellevue, WA at Bellevue Office Phone Number 425-453-6975.

Bellevue Oral Surgery: 425-453-6975

Seattle Oral Surgery: 206-365-6860

Federal Way Oral Surgery: 253-838-3223