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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Thank you for making my dental experience much easier than anticipated. The entire staff could not have been kinder, more caring, or more efficient. Your facility is lovely.

- Constance S

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Professional, well educated associates, with a passion to do what is right for the patient. We have never had an unexpected outcome. Always appreciate the entire experience, especially the parts I am asleep.

- Roy C

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At first I was a little intimidated to get all 4 of my wisdom teeth taken out but now that they are out I'm happy and feel much better!

- Thomas C

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Helpful, knowledgeable, caring staff through the whole process. This was our second procedure with Dr. Gilbert & we will definitely come back if ever needed. Just one note though...an estimate of cost for the procedure is not given in advance. It's given the day of the scheduled procedure once the doctor has spoken with you, all in the same visit.

- Andrea K

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Every one was great. Love the Doctor.

- Josephine G

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I love love this office.

- Isaac Aguilar

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Every part of the procedure was well explained.

- Shannon D

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i felt really comfortable and at ease going into my surgery, everyone was really friendly and got me a blanket cause i was cold. Thank you for giving me a memorable experience ! you guys are all awesome !

- Rachel H

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Dr. Gilbert professionalism and kindness makes you feel very comfortable before and after a procedure. His staff members receive you with a smile and clarify any questions you may have.

- Judith C

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Upon arrival I was really anxious to get my wisdom teeth out. All the staff was super friendly and made me feel very comfortable. The place was so beautiful and high class. I felt well taken care of and would recommend anyone who is on the fence to go!

- Natalie S

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Wonderful office. Dr Gilbert and his staff are great! Very smooth, comfortable experience. Highly recommend.

- Allyson V

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Great experience! Would definitely recommend to anyone!

- Jazmine C

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Informative, personable, and profession

- James Z

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staff was extremely professional and informative. they answered all the questions that we asked courteously and professionally.

- andrew h

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My daughter was very nervous but Dr. Gilbert and his assistant George helped her to be calm and letting her know that everything will be fine during and after surgery. Thank you for comforting her and easing her nervousness. God Bless you all.

- Silvia M

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Great experience from start to finish. I had to reschedule two times because of personal conflicts and they did this without a problem. I was able to get a rough estimate before I went in, and then a more accurate estimate after my consultation (which they do the same day, before your surgery). I was well taken care of by Dr. Gilbert and all of his staff.

- Chad S

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I'm so happy that my Dentist recommended Dr. Gilbert. Not only is he wonderful and kind, but his work ethic shows through his amazing staff as well. Thank you Dr. Gilbert and staff for truly caring about my son and his well being 🙂

- Allison V

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As a child had to have oral surgery for braces and nervous at that time and Dr Gilbert and staff put us at ease with the whole procedure at that time. Years later when it came time for wisdom teeth extractions hands down we were coming back to Dr Gilbert. They were very kind caring and there for questions concerns and after care. It was a much easier ordeal than we anticipated. Thank you!!

- Derek F

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Dr. Gilbert and his staff made an unpleasant event (tooth extraction and prep for implant) very comfortable. Following my initial consult I felt very confident in choosing Dr. Gilbert to perform my surgery. Then my actual experience on the day of extraction could not have been better. I have already recommended Dr. Gilbert to friends and do so with high praise and no hesitation.

- Deborah K

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The quality is evident from start to finish and especially with Doctor Gilbert's professionalism and personal touch. It is an uplifting experience, one that I would recommend to familly members and friends.

- Sheri B

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Dr. Gilbert and his entire staff are extremely caring and patient.

- Steve G

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Fantastic staff and very thorough explanation of procedure and aftercare. Doctor Gilbert has an excellent bedside manner with his patients and we would highly recommend this office to anyone seeking expert dental care.

- Gina L

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The staff and Dr. Gilbert made both my visits extremely comfortable. I had no problems scheduling my appointments and they made sure to answer all my questions and concerns before i had my procedures done. It was a great experience at the office.

- Brittany P

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The overall experience of the office and staff was friendly and welcoming. Dr. Gilbert was very helpful in assuring me everything would be just fine and not to worry I would recommend Dr. Gilbert to my friends and family.

- Rocco A

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I would recommend Dr. Gilbert any day! Dr. Gilbert and his staff are friendly. We have been to Dr. Gilbert three times for my son. My son is always super nervous and cries. Dr. Gilbert and his staff have always made him feel safe and comfortable. I will continue to use Dr. Gilbert for our oral surgery needs and highly recommend him.

- Carol S

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My experience with Dr. Gilbert's office was an excellent one. I was not too thrilled about getting my wisdom teeth extracted, as I had made it many years without any problems to them. They were fully erupted and not impacted. Dr. Gilbert's office was a very serene place. The paperwork was simple and quick. I felt extremely relaxed once I was taken to a room. The woman who helped me get ready for the process was very nice and answered my many questions. She was very pleasant and knowledgeable. The doctor was also very kind and I could tell he was going to do his best to make it quick and use the proper anesthetic while only giving me as much as I needed. I was given "twilight sleep" I remember a small amount of pressure on one side. It was very mild discomfort, but that is really all I remember of the process. It took 20 minutes for the actual extractions. I had a great experience and I would recommend this office and Dr. Gilbert to anyone who needs any type of procedure he offers. Everyone was gentle and kind.

- Mark V

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I really enjoyed my experience and was very impressed by the kindness and professionalism of the staff.

- Alexandra C

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Thank you so much, you are amazing! Everything was very comfortable and I feel like I didn't even have any anesthesia today! Crazy! I feel normal, a tiny bit sore, no big deal really. You are a truly great and talented surgeon. You made this experience extremely easy. The flipper isn't too bad. It looks really good, fits nice and I did well eating with it. Yes, it's better than my real tooth!! My surgery was easier than I expected. Awesome! It's always good to see you and I'm so fortunate to know you:) You are a blessing! Thank you , Thank you, Thank you!

- Jennell V

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Fabulous overall experience for the not so fabulous "having to lose a major tooth and do an implant". The doctor and the entire staff are quite honestly some of the best professional people I have come across. Truly a nice group with great attitudes and highly responsible making sure there is no pain. Made my visit as pleasant as it could possibly be. I will recommend this office to all who need to know.....and even some who do not, but might in the future!! Thanks Dr. Gilbert and your GREAT staff!!!!!

- Cynthia W

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I am generally fearful of dentists because of my past experiences, but I would definitely recommend Dr. Gilbert. He and his staff are wonderful. I recently had a procedure and I noticed that they focus on the patients and making them have a pleasant experience which is what I was seeking when I came here. Everything went well and better than I expected. Thank you Dr. Gilbert and to all your staff!

- Monica Youngblood

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Dr. Gilbert and his staff are wonderful.

- Stacie C

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I've been a patient for both wisdom teeth removal and dental implant procedures and I'd highly recommend Dr. Gilbert and his team. Each and every visit, I'm impressed by the service and care they provide.

- Matthew A

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it was good

- ronald j

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Dr. Gilbert and staff went above and beyond my expectations. They genuinely care and made my treatments as pain free as possible and talked me through the process and what to do afterwards. Then took the time to answer all my questions.

- FRAZIER S

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The total experience was outstanding for me. I have many fears and anxieties related to dental work and I felt totally at ease during the implant procedure. Dr. Gilbert and all of his assistants, including Mari, were terrific and very professional. They seemed genuinely interested in making me feel at ease and comfortable. They all made me feel at ease from the beginning to end of the procedure. I was sent to Dr. Gilbert's practice from my primary dentist Dr. Mateja. I would most definitely recommend this office/practice/dentist to my family and friends.

- Andrea G

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Great!

- Jessica

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Had a lovely time at OMF Surgery! The doctors were all so nice and helpful!

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