For many dental health professionals, dental implants are the ideal tooth replacement solution. However, some patients prefer to wear traditional dentures. That’s OK! At Oral Surgery Services, we want you to be happy with whatever tooth replacement method you choose. Dr. Smith and Dr. Ferguson will work with you to make sure that you are completely satisfied with your smile and enjoy it in good oral health.
Dentures should be comfortable to wear. However, there can be discomfort and even pain if the dentures do not fit into the mouth properly. You may even have noticed that your dentures used to fit well, but they do not anymore. That’s because, over time, your mouth changes — and your dentures do not.
If your dentures do not fit the way that they should, pre-prosthetic surgery may be the solution for you. As with any oral and maxillofacial procedure, we create a customized surgical plan to ensure that you receive optimal comfort, stability, and function. Preparing the mouth to receive dentures usually involves one or more of the following:
- Alveolar ridge reduction
- Impacted teeth exposure
- Jaw bone reshaping or smoothing
- Removal of excess gum tissue or bone
If you are interested in experiencing maximum comfort and security from your dentures, we encourage you to call our office. Our experienced oral surgeons will meet with you during your consultation to get to know you, perform a complete oral evaluation, and discuss your goals for treatment. From there, we’ll tailor your treatment plan to suit your needs, preferences, and lifestyle.