Pre-prosthetic Surgery

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

Some patients require minor oral surgical procedures before receiving a partial or complete denture, in order to ensure the maximum level of comfort. A denture sits on the bone ridge, so it is very important that the bone is the proper shape and size. If a tooth needs to be extracted, the underlying bone might be left sharp and uneven. For the best fit of a denture, the bone might need to be smoothed out or reshaped. Occasionally, excess bone would need to be removed prior to denture insertion.

One or more of the following procedures might need to be performed in order to prepare your mouth for a denture:

  • bone smoothing and reshaping
  • removal of excess bone
  • bone ridge reduction
  • removal of excess gum tissue
  • exposure of impacted teeth

We will review your particular needs with you during your appointment

David H. Gilbert DDS, MS, MBA, FACS

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Great experience

- Gayle H

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Amazing

- George G

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Good experience and good result so far.

- Elizabeth O

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Staff and MD have always been very friendly & professional. Several family members have had procedures done & we have all been very pleased w/ our services at this office. I would definitely refer others to Dr. Gilbert.

- Deanna V

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Dr. Gilbert is awesome! He thouroughly explained everything & took the time to answer all our questions. All our appointments were right on time. His staff was extremely friendly and professional.

- Michelle F

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great staff and very prof. Doctor

- Laura F

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So happy that my dentist referred me to Dr.Gilbert

- Lesley R

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Very nice visit with no pain or discomfort.

- Donald B

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I donated bone marrow in 2007 and experienced what every person in this country should experience.......first rate care, compassionate doctors, nurses and support staff.......it was great. Fast forward to Dr. Gilbert's office 2019 and this is exactly what I experienced once again. I had a consultation prior to my surgery and Dr. Gilbert sat down and really listened to what I had to say with regard to my issues, fears and concerns regarding surgery. I never felt, as I've felt with other doctor's, that he wanted to be somewhere else. He made me feel like I was the most important patient at that time. Dr. Gilbert's calmness and confidence really allowed me to put my complete trust in him, not easy for me to do. He told me I probably would not have any pain, maybe soreness, but no pain. He was spot on in that regard. His staff is top notch and friendly and answered whatever question I threw at them. I wish all medical interactions were as great as this has been!

- Scott P

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My experience with Dr. Gilbert, assistants, and office staff was completely positive. Everyone was knowledgeable, kind, and reassuring before, during, and after my procedure. I feel I was completely informed about my implant operation during the consultations before the surgery and afterward. All of my questions were professionally answered and I was released with detailed information of how to take care of the surgical area and what I could expect as I healed.

- Marjorie E

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Excellent service from the moment I called the office. Nia went the extra mile to make me feel comfortable. She was very personal and addressed all my questions. Facility and Environment was clean and peaceful. I also noticed the staff was very kind and caring...George, Mack, Janell and both Shauna's treated me as if I were some Celebrity Star. Making sure my personal comfort was a top priority. I am a Senior and was in the dentistry field for many years: " I have never experienced or seen a class act like INLAND INSTITUTE. It was obvious to me this office would not be possible without the most incredible, professionally gifted Doctor: David H. Gilbert D.D.S., M.S., M.B.A. THANK YOU is not enough to express my gratitude for the care I received... I recommend any one who needs: ORAL AND MAXILLO FACIAL SURGERY OR COSMETIC SURGERY.. To go to DR GILBERT... I could not be more pleased.. My procedure was a extraction and an implant. I plan on telling all my friends if they are ever in need of Dr. David H. Gilbert. DDS MS, MBA, FACS. services..... "You will be totally satisfied." Thank you again for the extraordinarily excellent care I received from Dr.Gilbert and his excellent STAFF!

- Diane M

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Thank you for such a pleasant and reassuring experience. My daughter was very nervous about her procedure, but your staff and assistant Darlene really put her worries at ease. We were greated and treated with friendly and courteous smiles the entire time. They explained from start to finish what the procedure was and that really made her feel better. Her surgery and recovery time was very fast, minimal swelling, minimal pain and she was back to herself in no time. She was very happy with her experience and we would highly recommend Dr.Gilbert and his staff to anyone.

- Jillian H

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Great experience, everyone very nice. We loved Janelle.

- Rochelle T

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The facility is very clean, nice and modern. Very high tech. The staff and Dr. Gilbert were very friendly, thorough and kind. Procedure was quick and the staff was very compassionate when my daughter came out of surgery. I would highly recommend Dr. Gilbert and staff.

- Cheyenne T

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In one word... Awesome!!!! Fantastic!!!! I know, that's two words. He is an Awesome Doctor who does fantastic work. Thanks for what you do.

- Phyllip B

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Overall great experience. No pain and no problems.

- Juan L

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We have only praise for our visit to your office. Everyone was so kind and helpful. Will definitely recommend Dr. Gilbert to anyone looking for an oral surgeon. Thank you.

- Cynthia A

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Quick, painless and everyone was SUPER helpful

- Darren G

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This is about a pleasant as any dental surgery can be. I highly recommend it for anyone.

- Cynthia s

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Thank you Dr. Gilbert and staff for giving us an excellent experience having our son's wisdom teeth extracted. Our son received excellent care from the minute we walked in to the office. The consultants were professional and patient answering questions from a 16 year old who is deeply concerned when facing needles. Dr. Gilbert was helpful and helped calm his nerves when he explained the surgery procedure. I would definitely recommend Dr. Gilbert and staff to anyone looking for a great dental experience

- Vincent V

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Both of my girls had their wisdom teeth removed by Dr. Gilbert. We were very happy with our experience! We loved the office, all of the staff, and Dr. Gilbert! I will be back with my son in a couple of years to remove his wisdom teeth.

- Jennifer L

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The procedure was really quick and I had no further problems, afterwards. The whole staff is great and they go above and beyond to make you feel comfortable.

- Gloria Ann J

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Dr. Gilbert is not only an extremely knowledgeable and skilled surgeon, he is also a down to earth and caring doctor! I could tell the very first time I met him that I was not just " another patient" to him, and that he not only cared about me as a human being, he also treated me as an individual. Dr. Gilbert' s whole staff treated me professionally, yet friendly at the same time. From the moment I walked in and was greeted by the front desk ladies, to the time I was taken back to surgery the whole entire staff was AMAZING! They not only took the time to explain everything they were doing during that appointment and answer all of my questions, they also went above and beyond by also giving me a tour of the whole facility, introducing me to each and every staff member, and showing me things like my x-rays, etc... The fact that they all took the extra time to do these things and to answer my questions in such detail not only alleviated all my fears I had prior to coming to Dr. Gilbert, but it confirmed to me that all the excellent reviews were indeed true, and that I was in good hands. I will never go any where else! Thank you to Dr. gilbert, George, and the rest of the staff that helped get me through my surgery that day! You all are such kind, talented, smart and caring people! You can tell that you all are not just good at your jobs, but that you also truly enjoy what you do! Thank you for taking the extra time for me and for treating me not just as a person but for making me feel like I was more of a family member to you!

- kelly c

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Every time that I have gone to Dr. Gilbert's office, I have been treated as family. His staff are exceptionally friendly, as well as professional. The facility has "state of the art" technology, and the atmosphere is one of caring concern! Regardless of the issue that brought you to see an oral surgeon, you leave reassured that you are in the best possible hands. Dr. Gilbert is knowledgeable, and kind, always making you feel confident in his care. (And the dimples are an added benefit). Gloria, Dr. Gilbert's PA, is genuine, proactive and a real advocate! Thanks you Inland Institute!

- Beverly F

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Most friendly,competent,set my anxiety aside,very professional, had the pt. best care and interest at heart!

- Robert T

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Simply amazing! Everyone here was an absolute lifesaver! Thank you all for taking care of me.

- Daniel V

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Wonderful

- Darline P

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Wonderful experience! Highly recommendthe Doctor and the staff

- Karl J

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Great staff! Dr. Gilbert is very professional and caring.

- Krashindina J

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I would highly recommend Dr. Gilbert and his fabulous team for any oral surgery or facial surgery needs.

- Tina S

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The doctor did excellent work. I was surprised at how little pain and discomfort was involved.

- Ed C

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Thank you Dr. Gilbert for making me feel beautiful

- Glory

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Dr. Gilbert did a remarkable job removing my daughter’s wisdom teeth. I especially appreciate his patience, understanding and compassion. I am extremely happy we found Dr. Gilbert and I would highly recommend him.

- Lance Q

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If you need implants Dr.Gilbert is my recommendation.

- Wendy W

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Excellent service received! I would highly recommend to anybody having wisdom teeth removed. Staff is very friendly and the Dr. Was very thorough. Thank you so much. I could not be happier with the procedure.

- Misty A

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For being a last minute appointment I was treated so kindly and felt beyond comfortable. Thank you for making what is a painful surgery as easy as it could be

- Emily M

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I have nothing bad to say at all. I am terrified of anything that has to do with my teeth. It wasn't easy to go through this, but I felt so much at ease when I met the doctor and his staff.

- tony z

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Dr. Gilbert is a fantastic surgeon, very caring and thorough, as is his staff.

- Nancy A

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Very pleased with the process so far.

- Sandra S

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Dr Gilbert & his staff treats you with understanding, kindness, & respect. I would recommend this practice to anyone.

- Ron Eggleston R

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I had a great experience (im not the easiest patient) and the staff was so nice through it all. Dr. Gilbert is the best.

- Daniela R

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Awesome staff and facility, highly recommended!

- Tyler C

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Easy procedure with no problems.

- Warren D

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Thank you for all the help

- Maria M

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Everything was great!

- Chloe K

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Excellent care and service

- Dee T

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Amazing staff and outstanding business! Definitely recommend to all my friends and family, two thumbs up!

- Dylan S

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Good experience overall. Great staff.

- Gianna C

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Extremely professional. Absolutely wonderful people.

- David H

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Clean and quick.

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