Pre-Prosthetic Procedures in Long Island, New York

Dental Implants & Periodontology of Massapequa provides pre-prosthetic procedures on the South Shore of Long Island and surrounding areas of New York. To learn more, call

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What Are Pre-Prosthetic Procedures?

Pre-prosthetic procedures are sometimes required to prepare for the placement of dental prosthetics such as crowns, bridges, and dentures. This may require surgery to reshape tissue, either the gums, jawbone, or both.

Benefits of Pre-Prosthetics

  • Better fit for prosthetics. Pre-prosthetic procedures prepare the site for your dental prosthetic, which can help ensure that it fits more accurately and comfortably.
  • Longer lifespan for prosthetics. Dental prosthetics last longer when the necessary preparations are made before placement.
  • More variety of prosthetic options. Pre-prosthetic procedures can open up more options for dental prosthetics, giving you choices and allowing you to get the highest quality restoration.
  • Natural appearance. Your dental prosthetic will look more natural when the necessary pre-prosthetic procedures are done.

Why Choose Dental Implants and Periodontology of Massapequa?

We provide pre-prosthetic procedures in order to give you the best opportunity for dental restoration. Through pre-prosthetic procedures you can have more options when it comes to repairing or replacing teeth. Your dental prosthetic is more likely to be successful and last longer when the necessary preparations are made.

As a boutique periodontology practice we value quality over quantity, which is why we provide pre-prosthetic procedures to ensure that you have the best experience and get the most out of your restoration. Our goal is to help you achieve a healthy, natural smile that you can feel confident about.

Services Offered

  • Crown Lengthening. Crown lengthening is the process of removing gum tissue to expose more tooth material. This can make room for a crown to be placed over a tooth with a significant amount of damage.
  • Gingivectomy. A gingivectomy involves the removal of excess gum tissue for the purpose of treating gum disease. It is important for the gums to be healthy before a dental prosthetic is placed.
  • Vestibuloplasty. A vestibuloplasty is a procedure that aims to raise the height of the gum level in preparation for dentures or dental implants.
  • Gingival Grafts. A gingival graft involves the placement of gum tissue in an area of the mouth where the gums have receded. The graft may be taken from the roof of your mouth or from donor tissue.

Are You a Good Candidate for Implants?

If you have one or more teeth that are missing or damaged beyond saving, you may be a good candidate for dental implants. The first step is an evaluation to determine if there is sufficient bone structure and space in your jaw to place dental implants. If not, some preparation may be needed, such as bone grafting to stimulate regeneration of lost bone tissue.

Frequently Asked Questions About Pre-Prosthetic Procedures

Why do I need pre-prosthetic procedures?
Pre-prosthetic procedures may be recommended for a few different reasons. It may be necessary to repair damage from gum disease or to remove excess gum tissue that occurs naturally. The important thing to remember is that it will improve the success and appearance of your dental prosthetic.
How long do pre-prosthetic procedures take?
Treatment time varies based on the type of procedure, so it is difficult to predict exactly how long you will be in the dental chair. After an evaluation and a treatment plan is created, we can give you a more accurate estimate.
Do I still need pre-prosthetic procedures for traditional dentures?
Even if you are getting traditional dentures, some preparatory procedures may be necessary to ensure proper fit and function. Your dentures will be more comfortable and stay more securely in place if the necessary preparations are made.
How long is the recovery period after pre-prosthetic procedures?
It may take about 2 weeks for the tissue to heal after pre-prosthetic procedures. Your personal healing time will be unique to you and your situation.
How soon after pre-prosthetic procedures can my dental prosthetic be placed?
In many cases the gum tissue will need to heal before the dental prosthetic can be placed. It may be a few weeks or more before you will have your complete restoration.
Are pre-prosthetic procedures covered by insurance?
When procedures are required to prepare for the placement of medically necessary dental prosthetics, they are typically covered by insurance up to the amount or percentage outlined in your plan.

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