Preprosthetic Surgery for Great-Fitting Dentures in Lake Orion, MI Practice
Sometimes, patients need surgery to ensure that their partial or full dentures fit properly. Such surgery may be necessary because of disease processes, injuries, or abnormalities.
At Seven Oaks Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, we provide preprosthetic surgery by specialists. The procedures we perform include:
A tuberosity is a protrusion far at the back of your mouth beneath your upper gum. If a patient is edentulous (missing all their teeth), a large tuberosity can prevent an upper denture from staying place. A tuberosity reduction procedure resolves this issue by removing excess gum and bone tissue.
A torus is simply a bony overgrowth in your mouth. Tori are common and usually not problematic. A torus in the upper jaw is called a torus palatinus, and a torus in the lower jaw is a torus mandibularis.
However, a torus can interfere with the fit of dentures. In a torus reduction, the bone is reshaped so that your dentures can rest securely and comfortably in your mouth.
An exostosis is another type of bony overgrowth, but it occurs when new bone forms on top of old bone. While an exostosis is not cancerous, it can prevent your dentures from fitting properly. Our surgeons can shave away exostoses and reshape the bone if necessary to prepare you for dentures.
You can reach our office at (248) 393-1888 for questions and appointments.