In some cases, Dr. David McAninch and Dr. Robert Kiken may need to prepare your mouth before the placement of a dental prosthesis. This is referred to as pre-prosthetic surgery. Our oral surgeons may perform pre-prosthetic surgery before you receive a complete or partial denture or other restorative treatment. We invite you to contact us today to schedule your consultation at Ocean Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and learn more about pre-prosthetic surgery in Santa Barbara, California.

Pre-prosthetic surgery is a minor oral surgical procedure that ensures your mouth is prepared to receive a prosthetic tooth replacement. For example, dentures sit on the bone ridge, so ensuring that the bone is the correct shape and size are very important. Our oral surgeons may smooth and reshape the bone before your prosthetic can be placed.

Common pre-prosthetic procedures include:

  • Bone smoothing and reshaping
  • Removal of excess bone tissue
  • Bone ridge reduction
  • Removal of excess gum tissue
  • Exposure of impacted teeth

When you visit our practice for your initial consultation, we will examine your mouth thoroughly to determine if you require a pre-prosthetic treatment. We will also suggest a procedure will be most beneficial for you.

For more information about pre-prosthetic surgery and to set up your appointment, please call our office today!