Comfortably Secure Your Dentures
Here in Mount Pleasant, we want all of the smiles around town to look and feel healthy. Patients with dentures often struggle with pain, sores, or general discomfort due to the denture sliding around in the mouth or having a poor fit. If you opt for traditional dentures, there are measures you can take to ensure they will feel comfortable and secure.
Pre-prosthetic surgery can be performed in one of our four state-of-the-art operatory rooms with your choice of anesthesia or sedation. This procedure involves reshaping bone or soft tissue so that dentures fit comfortably. If pre-prosthetic surgery has been recommended to you to achieve an ideal fit from your dentures, or if you are suffering from discomfort caused by your dental prosthesis, we encourage you to contact our office to schedule an appointment.
Types of Pre-Prosthetic Surgery
There are several different types of pre-prosthetic surgery procedures:
- Removal of excess bone or soft (gum) tissue
- Bone or tissue grafting procedures
- Bone smoothing and/or reshaping
- Bone ridge reduction/alveolar ridge reduction
- The exposure or removal of teeth that are stuck (impacted) under the gums
Review Your Tooth Replacement Options
During your consultation appointment, our board-certified surgeon, Dr. Matthew Barefoot, will determine which type of pre-prosthetic surgery is right for you. He will likely take a 3D CBCT scan to get a clearer view of your facial features and condition. If you are interested in learning about tooth replacement solutions that can permanently replace dentures and prosthetic devices, such as dental implants or full-arch restoration, we will be happy to discuss your options with you.
There are many benefits of full-arch restoration, including the ease and convenience of not having to remove them for eating or cleaning. This permanent denture is secured to several dental implants, which become fused to the jaw bone. Dental implants stimulate the bone in the jaw, which improves the jaw’s integrity; traditional dentures do not stimulate the bone, which can lead to atrophy or deterioration. The prosthesis for a full-arch restoration is custom-made to fit your smile and looks, feels, and functions just like a natural arch of teeth.