Our oral surgeons may recommend pre-prosthetic surgery to help you prepare for further treatment. In many cases, a pre-prosthetic treatment is required before you can move forward with the primary treatment to restore your teeth and oral health. During your initial consultation at Pacific Coast Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, we will evaluate your mouth to determine if you require a pre-prosthetic treatment. If so, we will discuss your options with you in order to determine which type of treatment will be most beneficial for your needs.

Depending on the extent the damage, your pre-prosthetic procedure may involve rebuilding areas of bone or smooth the gums and alveolar ridge. The goal of this type of treatment is to ensure that your restoration and any further treatments are as natural and comfortable as possible. Some common pre-prosthetic treatments include:

  • Bone grafting (including ridge augmentation and sinus lifts)
  • Boon smoothing and reshaping
  • Removing excess bone
  • Removing excess gum tissue
  • Tooth extraction
  • Vestibulopathy (lowering muscles attached to the labial, buccal and lingual areas of the jaw)

Your need for pre-prosthetic surgery depends not only on the extent of the damage to your orofacial structures, but also on the shape and contours of your mouth and on your overall health. If you have a systemic health condition which compromises your ability to heal you may not be able to receive some types of pre-prosthetic surgery.

For more information about pre-prosthetic surgery in Glendale, Arcadia, Mission Hills, Newhall and Pasadena, California, and to schedule a consultation with Dr. Cho, Dr. Hammoudeh, Dr. Kim, Dr. Odono, Dr. Tung, Dr. Urata or Dr. Yip, please contact our office today.