Pre-Prosthetic Surgery

For more information or to schedule a consultation, call our St. Louis office at St. Louis Office Phone Number (314) 842-4699 or our Festus, MO office at Festus Office Phone Number (636) 931-4699.

The preparation of your mouth before the placement of a prosthesis is referred to as pre-prosthetic surgery.

The prosthesis is the lab-crafted tooth or denture.  When a natural tooth is extracted, the underlying bone might be sharp and uneven.  The bone might need to be smoothed or reshaped for the denture or prosthetic to fit comfortably.  Occasionally, excess bone may need to be removed prior to placing the denture.

Possible pre-prosthetic surgery procedures include:

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

Dr. Stevem Hribernik or Dr. William Gray will examine your profile and explain any essential pre-prosthetic procedures, but please feel free to direct any questions to your oral surgeon so that you fully understand the reason for the treatment as well as the expected outcome.