Pre-prosthetic surgery is the preparation of a patient’s mouth before a prosthesis, or denture, is placed. Dr. Michael Shnayder is proud to provide pre-prosthetic surgery in Omaha, Nebraska. Your dentures will sit on your bone ridge, so it is imperative that the bone is the proper shape and size. If you have had a tooth extracted, the underlying bone may become sharp or uneven. For your denture to fit properly and comfortably, our oral surgeon may need to smooth or reshape the bone ridge. Sometimes, excess bone is removed before dentures are placed. To prepare your mouth for a complete or partial denture, our oral surgeon may perform one or more of the following procedures:

  • Bone smoothing and reshaping
  • Removal of excess bone
  • Bone ridge reduction
  • Removal of excess gum tissue
  • Exposure of impacted teeth

Pre-prosthetic surgery can do the following for you:

  • Eliminate disease
  • Conserve oral structures
  • Provide tissues to withstand masticatory forces
  • Maintain proper function
  • Improve aesthetics

Pre-prosthetic surgery can provide you with optimal comfort, fit, and effectiveness with your dentures. We will determine your needs during your appointment. Contact Village Pointe Oral Surgery today to learn more and to schedule an appointment.