Patients who have had a tooth or multiple teeth extracted may choose to have a partial or complete denture fitted. Dentures are oral prostheses that are fitted to rest on the bony ridge in the mouth to act as artificial yet functional replacements for missing teeth. For dentures to fit comfortably and properly, and to ensure the mouth’s shape and size are maintained, some patients may require pre-prosthetic surgery. This procedure can be done in the oral surgery office under local or general anesthesia.
Pre-prosthetic surgery may involve one or more of the following procedures:
- Reshaping or smoothing of the jaw bone
- Removing excess bone or gum tissue
- Reducing the bony ridge
While dentures are a suitable form of tooth replacement, dental implants may prove to be a better long-term solution. The surgeons at Utah Surgical Arts will discuss all of your options for tooth replacement, surgery, and anesthesia before performing pre-prosthetic surgery.
Where can I get pre-prosthetic surgery in Utah County?
Drs. Harris, Park, and Brown of Utah Surgical Arts maintain two practice offices located in Provo, Payson, and South Jordan, UT, serving all of Utah County and Salt Lake County and are available to schedule your surgery at either of their locations.