Pre-prosthetic surgery refers to any oral surgical procedure that is needed before you can receive a dental restoration. When you visit Zimbi Dental, our dentist and team will carefully evaluate your mouth and the site of the damaged or missing tooth to determine if you need pre-prosthetic surgery, and if so, which type of surgery will be most beneficial for you. We invite you to call us today at 801-745-1100 to learn more about pre-prosthetic surgery in Eden, Utah, and to set up your consultation with Dr. Chad Wagstaff.
Depending on your needs, your pre-prosthetic surgery may involve rebuilding areas of bone loss or smoothing the gums and alveolar ridge. The goal of surgery is to ensure that your restoration, be it a crown, bridge, implant or denture, fits as comfortably and naturally in your smile as possible.
Common pre-prosthetic procedures include:
- Bone grafting
- Ridge augmentation
- Sinus lifts
- Bone smoothing and reshaping (alveoplasty)
- Removing excess bone
- Removing excess gum tissue
- Tooth extraction
- Vestibuloplasty (lowering muscles attached to the labial, buccal and lingual areas of the jaw)
Your need for pre-prosthetic surgery will depend on the shape and contours of your mouth, especially your alveolar ridge and gums. You may also require this type of oral surgery if you have excessive gum tissue or if you have suffered loss of your supporting jawbone tissue following tooth loss. Please also be aware that if you have a systemic health condition which compromises your ability to heal that you may not be a candidate for pre-prosthetic surgery.
If you receive pre-prosthetic surgery, our dentist and team will review your procedure with you prior to your scheduled appointment, including the steps we will take to ensure your comfort. We will also provide you with detailed post-op instructions to help you recover and resume your normal activities.
For more information and to schedule your consultation with our dentist, please contact our office today.