Pre-Prosthetic Procedures

What is Pre-Prosthetic Surgery?

Dentures rest over the gums on top of the bony ridges that once held your 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. The different procedures needed to prepare your mouth to receive a dental prosthesis are called pre-prosthetic surgery.

Some patients may have to undergo minor oral surgery before receiving a partial or a complete prosthesis to guarantee maximum comfort and stability. Since prostheses rest directly on the bone crest, it is very important that it has the right shape and size to accommodate them. For instance, if a tooth needs to be extracted, the underlying bone may remain irregular and need to be smoothed or remodeled to obtain a better fit.

One or more of the following procedures may be necessary to prepare your mouth for a dental prosthesis:

  • Bone smoothing and remodeling
  • Bone removal
  • Reduction of the alveolar crest
  • Removal of excess gingival tissue

The purpose of pre-prosthetic surgery is to prepare a patient’s mouth for the placement of a dental prosthesis. The shape of the jaw, the alveolar crest and the type of prosthesis you have or will receive will affect the type of pre-prosthetic surgery you might need. Our team of oral surgeons are highly qualified and experienced to provide you with the ideal fit for your future prostheses.

Procédures pré-prothétiques

Why use pre-prosthetic surgery?

Pre-prosthetic surgery can change your outlook on life and make a big difference in your daily activities. Most of the pre-prosthetic procedures we perform are relatively minor outpatient treatments, involve very few risks and are done in the comfort of the Monk Dental center.

If your dentures are uncomfortable or poorly fitted, or if you need to receive dentures please call the specialists at Monk Dental center. Our oral surgeons will be pleased to meet with you for a free consultation and discuss your treatment options.

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Monk Dental Center in Montreal (Ville-Émard) offers general dentistry, family dentistry, implantology, orthodontics, denturology and much more. Our clinic is at the cutting edge of technology and our team is very proud to help the residents of the city of Montreal achieve healthy and radiant smiles! We are always accepting new patients.

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