Pre-Prosthetic Surgery

Mid-Maine Oral Surgery – Waterville ME

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.

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Mid-Maine Oral Surgery

5 out of 5 stars based on 9 Pre-prosthetic Surgery reviews

Patient Review By Amy S

I had a wonderful experience today, everyone was very friendly and I was well informed on everything thing that was happening. I would highly recommend this oral surgery.

- Amy S

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Patient Review By Janet K

I was anxious about having an extraction, but Dr. L'Heureux and his staff put me right at ease. Everything was explained thoroughly, and the procedure went perfectly. I had a bone graft to allow for a future implant and that is healing well. I did not have any difficultly in the healing process at all, and I am very appreciative for the care and capability of the doctor and his staff.

- Janet K

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Patient Review By Aaron L

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- Aaron L

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Patient Review By Tina H

Mid Maine Oral Surgery was absolutely wonderful! I had a severe infection in one of my teeth, I contacted Mid Maine and they were able get me in the next day! The entire staff was super helpful and friendly. I cannot thank the team enough for making me feel so much better!

- Tina H

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Patient Review By Jazmine M

I just want to say a huge thank you to the doctors and staff here, you were all extremely patient when I came in. You also were patient with me every time I called about a question both before and after surgery, and it really helped with my anxiety towards the entire procedure. I deeply appreciate the time and dedication towards your patients and if I ever had to have oral surgery again I would definitely come back.

- Jazmine M

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Patient Review By Tara W

Great experience here. They made me comfortable and preformed my surgery flawlessly.

- Tara W

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Patient Review By Tim C

Had wisdom teeth removed. I had minimal after affects. By the next day had pretty much resumed normal activities. Only used Advil for pain. Followed post op instructions carefully. I'm very happy with all aspects of the procedure as well as the entire staff here at Mid-Maine Oral. Thanks Everyone!

- Tim C

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