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.