Pre-prosthetic surgery is a type of oral surgery that prepares the mouth for the placement of dental prosthetics, such as dentures, bridges, or dental implants. The goal of pre-prosthetic surgery is to create a healthy, stable, and functional oral environment that can support the prosthetic restoration.
Some common pre-prosthetic surgical procedures include:
- Removal of excess bone or gum tissue to create a level surface for denture placement.
- Reduction or reshaping of bone spurs or irregularities in the jawbone that could cause discomfort or instability of the prosthetic restoration.
- Correction of jaw misalignments or malocclusions that could interfere with proper prosthetic function.
A comprehensive evaluation and treatment plan are necessary to determine the need for pre-prosthetic surgery and to ensure the best possible outcomes for prosthetic restoration.