Pre-Prosthetic Surgery

Midwest Oral Maxillofacial & Implant Surgery offers a range of advanced services and procedures in the area of oral maxillofacial and implant surgery. If you are in the process of denture placement, you may need to undergo pre-prosthetic surgery prior to placement. Our surgeons are highly experienced and trained, known for their years in the field and their dedication to patients’ comfort and well-being. They are supported by a highly trained and caring staff. We’re proud of our reputation for excellence and look forward to serving you well.

If you have questions, or if you would like to schedule an initial appointment for consultation, please call one of our six offices today.

What Is Pre-Prosthetic Surgery?

Before placing a complete or partial denture—also called a “prosthetic”—some patients must have some minor surgical work done  to prepare the mouth. Pre-prosthetic surgery is the process of preparing your mouth before placing a prosthesis. Our office handles a variety of pre-prosthetic surgical procedures for our clients.

It is important that the bone ridge of your mouth is of the right size / shape before a prosthetic can be placed. The bone ridge can be surgically reduced  to accommodate the denture. Sometimes, part of the bone may need to be removed before the denture can be placed. In other cases, if a tooth was removed, the exposed bone may be jagged and sharp, requiring smoothing or reshaping.

Your dentist may offer alternatives.

Some examples of pre-prosthetic surgical procedures include those listed below:

  • Removing extra bone
  • Removing extra gum tissue
  • Exposing impacted teeth
  • Reducing the bone ridge
  • Smoothing / reshaping the bone


You may need one or more of the following procedures prior to denture placement. During your consultation, our team can tell you what to expect and help you plan a timeline. Learn more by speaking with one of our seven oral surgeons from our office today. We have multiple office locations throughout the area and welcome patients from across Missouri and southern Illinois.

Call Midwest Oral Maxillofacial & Implant Surgery to arrange your initial consultation.

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