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Restorative dentistry can replace missing teeth or restore damaged teeth to improve your smile and oral health. To perform precision dental restorations, it is important for the dentures, crowns and other restorations to fit perfectly. One of the complications when completing a denture fitting, crown or dental implant are bony projections in the mouth. To remove bony growths that impact the fit of dental restorations, First Smile Family Dental offers alveoloplasty and tori removal at our dental center in Federal Way, WA.

What Is Alveoloplasty?

The jawbone secures the teeth in place with sockets for each tooth. Many people have bony ridges that occur around the teeth. When teeth are lost or extracted, these bony ridges left behind can impact performing implant surgery or preparing the gums for a set of dentures. Alveoloplasty is a procedure that is used to reshape and smooth bony ridges on the jawbone to prepare the oral cavity for restorative options like implants or dentures.

What Is Tori Removal?

Another type of bony growth around the teeth on the jawbone is a torus. These are benign growths that are harmless, but they can cause issues when preparing for dental restorations. Tori can be caused by genetics, or by environmental factors like bruxism – teeth grinding can stimulate excess bone growth. For patients preparing for restorative dentistry options like dentures, tori removal is performed to eliminate these bony growths for a better fit.

Alveoloplasty and tori removal are oral surgery procedures that may be recommended for restorative patients. Dr. Vien Nguyen and our dental team at First Smile Family Dental can perform these advanced procedures as part of denture or dental implant preparation. Our dental center uses advanced dental technology to perform precision bony growth removal surgery for excellent results for our patients.

At First Smile Family Dental, we offer intricate oral surgery options with sedation options performed by experienced dental professionals. Our patients can receive general and restorative dentistry as well as advanced oral surgery procedures all under one roof. To learn more about alveoloplasty and tori removal surgery, contact our dental center in Federal Way to schedule a surgical consultation.


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  • Susan C.

    I absolutely LOVE Dr. Nguyen! She was kind, compassionate, and exactly what I need in a dentist! She made me feel comfortable right away and genuinely cared about me as a person, AND the health of my teeth!

  • Terry H.

    From the time my husband and I walked in the door to walking out it was absolutely amazing!! The care from the receptionist to the technician to the dentist was without a doubt the most professional caring understanding staff. I am not one who enjoys the dentist but they made it so that I was very relaxed and look forward to going again.

  • Kyle G.

    Top of the line customer service from the front desk to the dental chair. Really happy with not only the doctor, but her assistant and everyone that worked there. The cleaning was expertly done, all photos and decisions were thoughtfully explained and I learned new things about my teeth that I did not know before.

  • Teo T.

    AMAZING! The best dentist I have ever been to! I felt well taken care of. I was greeted right when I walked in. The Center is very clean. Dr. Nguyen and her staff are very nice and they pay attention to detail to make sure you get the best dental care! I would definitely recommend to anyone who needs dental care to come to this place for excellent service.

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