Pre-prosthetic Surgery is an oral and maxillofacial procedure to prepare your mouth before Dr. Hane places a prosthesis (complete or partial dentures). Your denture will sit on the bone ridge. In order to ensure the denture fits well in your mouth and feels comfortable, the bone and tissue area must be the appropriate shape and size. When a tooth is extracted, the area beneath the extracted tooth may be left uneven or jagged. This bone may need to be reshaped or leveled. Sometimes, the bone may need to be removed.
What are Pre-prosthetic Procedures?
The following oral surgery procedures may need to be completed by Dr. Hane in order for your denture to fit well within your mouth:
Removal of excess bone (see Figures 1 & 2)
Removal of excess gum tissues
Bone ridge reduction
Bone leveling and reshaping<
Dr. Hane will determine the appropriate procedure during your evaluation.
Will I be Asleep during the Procedure?
You have several anesthetic options when receiving pre-prosthetic surgery.
General anesthesia (where you are put to sleep)
Conscious intravenous sedation
Nitrous Oxide Gas (laughing gas)
Oral Sedation (“happy pills”)
Dr. Hane will discuss with you the various anesthetic options during your evaluation.