When preparing for the replacement of teeth with a prosthesis, it is often necessary to smooth and sculpt the bone and tissues in addition to extracting teeth. In some instances, long term denture wearers will experience that as the boney support changes, it is necessary to smooth and reshape the bone and soft tissues for maximum support and comfort. This will allow us to provide you with a more natural and comfortable prosthesis. With alveloplasty, the sharp bone left after extraction is smoothed or removed. Excess soft tissue that would otherwise make a denture or partial unstable, can be removed to provide for a firm stable foundation.
It is important that the denture/partial denture wearer have routine visits with us to insure of a continued proper fit of the prosthesis. Improper fitting dentures can accelerate bone loss and tissue changes that make wearing the prosthesis difficult. If you are experiencing difficulty with your removable denture or partial, contact our office and schedule a consultation to see what options are available for you.