Preprosthetic surgery prepares your mouth for dentures, partials, or other prosthetics and allows them to be placed comfortably and precisely in your mouth. This procedure normally takes place in the office and will range from 5 to 45 minutes.
The most common preprosthetic procedures involve small bumps called tori or exostoses.
Tori are bony bumps that can appear on the tongue side of your lower jaw or on the roof of your mouth.Tori are not considered pathologic bone and therefore don't typically require removal unless a partial or denture is being placed or unless they are being routinely traumatized while eating. In fact, you may not even be aware of their presence because they have been there for so long. When it comes time for a prosthetic to be placed in your mouth, however, these bumps can get in the way of a tight fit and may require removal.
Exostoses are similar to tori, except the growth occurs on the face side of the jaw.
If you have questions regarding preprosthetic surgery, please call our office at (765) 289-9705, and we will be more than happy to assist you.