Norwood MA Office
1 Walpole Street, Norwood, MA 02062
Dr. Jon Turesky provides a variety of oral & maxillofacial surgery procedures in Norwood, MA and Mansfield, MA. Learn more about a surgical procedure by selecting a link from the menu below:
• Wisdom Teeth Surgery
• Dental Extractions
• Dental Implants Dentistry
• Bone Grafting
• Exposure of Impacted Teeth
• Pre-Prosthetic Surgery
• Facial Trauma
• Corrective Jaw Surgery
• Oral Pathology
• TMJ Disorders
• Platelet Rich Plasma
• Pediatric Oral Surgery
• Intravenous General Anesthesia
• Intravenous Conscious Sedation
• Nitrous Oxide Gas Anesthesia
The preparation of your mouth before the placement of a prosthesis (full denture or partial denture) is referred to as pre-prosthetic surgery.
Some patients require minor oral surgical procedures in order to properly fit a denture and ensure comfort. A denture sits on the alveolar ridge (bone ridge), so it is very important that the bone is the proper shape and size. When teeth are extracted, the underlying bone is often sharp and uneven.
In order to properly fit a denture, the bone may require smoothing and reshaping. Frequently, exostoses or tori (excess bone similar to bone spurs) need to be removed prior to denture insertion.
Pre-prosthetic surgery procedures are accomplished in complete comfort at our office using any one of the following anesthetic options: local anesthesia, intravenous general anesthesia (asleep), intravenous conscious sedation, nitrous oxide gas anesthesia with local anesthesia, oral sedation with local anesthesia. Dr. Turesky will discuss surgical and anesthetic options with you during your consultation appointment.
It is reassuring to know that, today, there are better options for replacing missing teeth than conventional dentures, partial dentures and bridges.
Dental implants have rendered old fashioned conventional dentures, partial dentures and in most cases, bridges, obsolete.
Extensive pre-prosthetic bone reduction is usually not required to prepare the ridge for implant surgery since dental implants require preservation of as much bone as possible for stabilization.
Only two dental implants are required to convert a loose lower denture into a secure over denture. This simple surgical procedure will significantly improve chewing efficiency, speech, esthetics, self image and self confidence. Implant dentistry is a simple way to significantly improve your quality of life. Please call our office if you would like more information on dental implant or pre-prosthetic surgery. Also, please view our dental implant video and section on dental implants.