It’s a surgical procedure done to prepare the mouth for dentures (Prosthetics). The goal of this procedure is to allow maximum level comfort and prevent unwanted denture soreness. Procedures included in the pre-prosthetics surgery are: Remove high tissue attachment or frenum, smooth and re-shaping bone contours. At Near Westside Dental, we are very familiar with the denture fitting and with our surgical skills, we will make sure the denture is a well-fitted one once delivered.
Implant Placement: See Implant page
Ridge Augmentation/Preservation for Implants
After extractions, there is a resorption of buccal bone. Ridge augmentation/preservation is a procedure performed after a tooth or teeth are extracted either for denture or implants. The goal is to preserve the natural contour of the jaw bone for more predictable prosthetics restoration (Dentures or implants)
Various types of bone allow us to perform this procedure to growth and restore atrophic bone. Autogenous bone (from self), Allogenous bone (from human donor), Xenogenic bone (From Bovine) and synthetic/Alloplastic bone are different type of bone we have in our armamentarium to accommodate patient’s needs. After extraction, if the socket or empty space left by the tooth is not augmented or preserved, there is a high chance for the ridge to shrink in width and height.
Extraction from Simple to Complex
Dental extractions could vary from simple to complex. Surgical or complex extraction involve the reflection of the gum tissue and/ or.
Sinus Elevation Surgery for Implants
This procedure is performed to grow or augment bone for implant placement in the maxillary posterior region. When maxillary teeth are lost, the sinus cavity goes through a pneumatization where the jaw bone shrink from the inside of the sinus cavity- In combination, there is also a ridge resorption from the opposite side making it very difficult for future implant surgery.
is a bony growth in the mandible along the surface nearest to the tongue or on the roof of the mouth (Midline). This bone growth is usually removed to allow better fitting dentures.
Wisdom teeth management
Wisdom teeth are the last molars, or “third molars” that develop on each side of the jaws, usually between the ages of 16-20 years old. They are an asset to the mouth when they are healthy and properly positioned. Not all wisdom teeth need to be removed. These teeth could be managed if they are fully erupted and in good position, or if they are asymptomatic. In some instance these teeth could very close to the nerves or the sinus cavity and removing them may lead to life time nerve damage of sinus communication.
NOTE: You may experience slight pain and discomfort following the procedure once the local anesthetic has worn off. You will be provided with analgesics (pain killers) to help minimize any discomfort. You will also be provided with prescriptions for antibiotics as well as an antimicrobial mouth-rinse. There will be stitches present in the gums and/or palate that will dissolve on their own in a couple of weeks. Very mild swelling may be noted for the first 2-3 days as well.