Pre-prosthetic surgery typically involves preparing the mouth for the placement of removable prosthetics – better known as removable dentures. Surgery occurs in the months prior to getting dentures to allow the mouth time to fully heal. This will help to avoid discomfort and other afflictions that are associated with dentures while allowing a proper fit.
Dr. Lombardo may perform any of the following procedures to address your specific dental situation:
An alveoplasty or alveolectomy is the reshaping or removal of alveolar bone that supports the teeth. This is done to remove unwanted contours, ridges, or sharp edges for a smooth more comfortable foundation for a denture. Alveolar bone procedures can be performed simultaneously with tooth extractions. However, in some cases, the procedure is delayed until after extractions to allow natural shaping to occur during the healing process. Gingivoplasty procedures are similar, but are performed to remove or reshape the gum tissue to provide a more acceptable surface for a removable denture. Occasionally, excess or redundant soft tissue requires removal.
If you’ve been referred to Dr. Lombardo for your pre-prosthetic surgery, CONTACT US to schedule your consultation today.
A Note to our Patients about Coronavirus COVID-19
Our patient’s health, and the health of our team is of the utmost importance and we encourage everyone to remain vigilant. As we continue to actively monitor developments related to coronavirus (COVID-19) we want to assure you that we are taking all necessary health and safety precautions in accordance with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and local and state health officials.
Under the advisement of the American Dental Association, the North Carolina Dental Board and federal and local government officials, our practice will close effective 3/20/2020 and all appointments will be automatically cancelled until further notice. A member of our staff will call to reschedule your appointment once we return to the office. We will be available on an emergency basis to assist our patients if needed. We appreciate your trust in our practice and look forward to treating our patients as soon as it is safe to resume normal operations.
We hope everyone remains safe as we navigate through this challenging time together.
Dr. Gregg Lombardo
And the team at Gregg A. Lombardo, DDS.