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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This office is very modern, the staff skilled, patient and compassionate. All of the staff were great. I felt well cared for. Dr Gilbert is an exceptional doctor, obviously very experienced, personable and pleasant. He responded to my questions on the phone following surgery and was very helpful, invited me to come in the next day which I did. All was fine and he reassured me that healing is normal. He demonstrated unusual patience and compassion with my anxiety, making me feel much better. Thank you

- Janet E

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I was terrified coming in because I've never had surgery before, but Dr. Gilbert put all my nerves at ease. I had a great experience. Its hilarious to admit that I actually wouldn't mind coming in again for the procedure if I had 4 MORE wisdom teeth to extract. That truly is how comfortable and welcome the staff made me feel during my experience. I had absolutely no pain post-op; I didn't even need to take more than one Norco post-op (which I took on the same day when I got home as a precautionary measure). My cheek scars healed great and my clots healed good as well. Come here for any procedure you need. Dr. Gilbert will take care of you!

- Alexander M

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Good job!

- Kay A

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As a physician I have enjoyed a professional relationship with Dr. Gilbert for several years. I greatly appreciate the expertise and kindness that he provides to our mutual patients. I have referred patients and my own family to him, and when I needed a dental implant myself Dr. Gilbert was my obvious choice. His staff is also fantastic. You won’t find a better choice for your dental surgery.

- Anonymous

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Very friendly staff...thank you

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