Pre-Prosthetic Surgery

Pre-prosthetic surgery involves reshaping or smoothing your teeth so that future dentures or oral appliances will fit comfortably.

Pre-Prosthetic Surgery

What is pre-prosthetic surgery?

Patients may choose to have a partial or complete denture fitted if they have had one or more teeth extracted. Dentures are oral prostheses fitted to rest on the bony ridge of your mouth. They act as artificial yet functional tooth replacements. For dentures to fit comfortably and to ensure the shape and size of your mouth are maintained, pre-prosthetic surgery may be required to reshape or smooth your teeth, ensuring a comfortable and efficient fit.

Pre-prosthetic surgery can include reshaping or smoothing the jaw bone, removing excess bone or gum tissue, or reducing the bony ridge. The type of surgery needed will depend on your specific condition. All of these procedures are done in the safety and comfort of our oral surgery offices, located in San Francisco, California.

Pre-prosthetic surgery in San Francisco

If you are in the Bay Area and anticipate receiving future dentures, you can rely on the team of experts at 7x7 Dental Implant & Oral Surgery Specialists to make sure they fit comfortably and won’t slide around in your mouth. Contact our office in Van Ness, Stonestown, or West Portal to schedule a consultation with Dr. Duncan, Dr. Scharf, Dr. Patwardhan, Dr. Yang, or Dr. Tulstunov.