Although dental implants offer the ideal solution for permanent tooth replacement, many patients favor a partial or complete denture when they are missing a single tooth or multiple teeth. If this treatment plan is right for you, your oral surgeon may recommend pre-prosthetic surgery first to ensure that your prosthesis fits properly and comfortably in your mouth.
In some patients, the mouth or jaw is not shaped to accommodate the desired tooth replacement method. Because dentures sit on top of the gum tissue, the mouth needs to be the right shape and size. Your oral surgeon can perform pre-prosthetic surgery to deliver maximum stability, comfort, and function.
Every patient’s mouth is different, so every treatment is different. At Central Washington Oral & Facial Surgery, we customize each treatment plan to a patient’s individual needs and preferences. Preparing the mouth for a denture can include various procedures, and one or more pre-prosthetic treatments may be performed, including
- Alveolar ridge reduction
- Impacted teeth exposure
- Jaw bone reshaping or smoothing
- Removal of excess gum tissue or bone
If you have been thinking about tooth replacement for a missing tooth or multiple teeth, we want to help. At Central Washington Oral & Facial Surgery, our oral surgeons will help you to decide the best tooth replacement option for you, and together with our skilled surgical and office staff, be present to assist you every step of the way. Many patients enjoy the benefits of tooth replacement. If you are ready to discuss your tooth replacement options and would like to know more, please give us a call. We look forward to caring for you.