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.

Albany Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

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Courteous,efficient,prompt and very good.Dr.took the time to explain the procedure planned.

- K.Sankara N

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I had a difficult tooth removed by Dr. Lin yesterday. Today I am virtually back to normal. An amazing experience and I would recommend this dental office to anyone, especially to those who might be a bit apprehensive about a tooth extraction, as I was. The staff knew what they were doing and were not only efficient but personable and kind. The dental assistant did more than just technical work- she helped in many ways, most particularly with her understanding and attention. Dr. Lin is truly both a technician and an artist- he is wonderful!! Good training (Harvard Dental School) is important but more than that, Dr Lin understood my particular situation and used not only technique but also outstanding care. The entire office/service is superb.

- Ellen H

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Had worrisome tooth for over a year. Dreaded having it extracted. Dr. Doucet was EXCELLENT! Minimal pain or bleeding following the procedure. Prescribed medication was not needed at all. EXCELLENT bedside manner by Dr. Doucet, obviously a very skilled doctor. Wonderful, caring and professional staff (ps...Keenia, could not have went through it without YOU....I am forever indebted!) If you dread any type of dental procedure, PLEASE MAKE AN APPOINTMENT!

- Patricia B

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