Pre-Prosthetic Surgery

The preparation of your mouth before the placement of a prosthesis is referred to as pre-prosthetic surgery.

Some patients require minor oral surgical procedures before receiving a partial or complete denture in order to ensure the maximum level of comfort. A denture sits on the bone ridge, so it is very important that the bone is the proper shape and size. If a tooth needs to be extracted, the underlying bone might be sharp and uneven. For the best fit of a denture, the bone might need to be smoothed or reshaped. Occasionally, excess bone may need to be removed prior to denture insertion.

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One or more of the following procedures might need to be performed in order to prepare your mouth for a denture:

  • Bone smoothing and reshaping
  • Removal of excess bone
  • Bone ridge reduction
  • Removal of excess gum tissue
  • Exposure of impacted teeth

We will review your particular needs with you during your appointment.


Monterey Oral Surgery & Dental Implants

5 out of 5 stars based on 31 Pre-Prosthetic Surgery reviews

Patient Review from Georganne N

The staff, the office, and the Doctor are all friendly and professional. They go out of their way to make the office COVID friendly with air purifiers, temperature checks, minimal patient traffic, mask compliance, availability of hand sanitizer, etc. My children have had their wisdom teeth removed by Dr. Bhaskar and I have had a dental implant. All procedures were done professionally and follow up care was thorough and informative. I would highly recommend this office - the best on the Peninsula!

- Georganne N

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Patient Review from Jana A

Such a fabulous experience. Dr Bhaskar pulled my wisdom tooth several years ago. So when I needed an implant I asked my dentist if he could refer me to Dr Baskar. I was super nervous of course, they made me feel so comfortable! The procedure was easy peasy. They really care about their patients!!

- Jana A

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Patient Review from Yoli

Dr. Bhaskar and his staff are wonderful! Dr. Bhaskar really knows his trade. He is the only oral surgeon I highly trust and recommend!

- Yoli

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Patient Review from Vanessa R

Dr. Bhaskar was awesome to say the least. My 11 year old son went in for several tooth extractions and was scared so much due to past experiences. Dr. Bhaskar made him fell comfortable and safe threw out the process. There staff is great from the front staff to the back. They always welcome you with a big smile each time. If we would have to do it again without a doubt I would go back to him.

- Vanessa R

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Patient Review from Sheri B

My son had to have a procedure done. The staff was very nice, and helped us with checking our insurance. They helped us through the whole process from beginning to end. They made the experience very easy. The doctor did a wonderful job. My son healed well, and has had no problems he’s doing great. We definitely would recommend this office to someone in the future.

- Sheri B

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Patient Review from Emily G.

Dr. B and staff were amazing for my wisdom teeth surgery! Staff was super professional and gave me all information and instructions to make me feel comfortable. Dr B did a great job at explaining to me how he was going to extract my teeth. He also called me out of office hours to ensure I was doing okay post surgery. Dr B and staff really go above and beyond to make sure you are comfortable and have a successful surgery. I would highly recommend Monterey Oral Surgery.

- Emily G.

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Patient Review from Alessondra O

I was very nervous about getting my wisdom tooth out and they really made me feel at ease. I did not feel a thing, Dr. Bhaskar is amazing and his staff is awesome. I was literally was out of his office within 30 minutes. I recommend them 1000%.

- Alessondra O

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Patient Review from Ruksheen K

We felt prepared before and after surgery. Instructions for care following the surgery were clear and easy to follow, which helped with recovery.

- Ruksheen K

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Patient Review from Angel H

Overall outstanding care

- Angel H

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Patient Review from Mikayl C

Great service and friendly atmosphere, very satisfied with my care

- Mikayl C

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Patient Review from Kurt R

Great experience, staff made me feel comfortable and relaxed. Both the office and the doctor called to check on me on day of and day after surgery. If you follow all of the doctor's instructions you will have a pleasant post operative checkup.

- Kurt R

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Patient Review from Alyssa P

Very friendly staff and minimal waiting time.

- Alyssa P

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Patient Review from Leah F

This was teuly a lige changing expierence for me. The assistants are just as amazing as the Dr. Ive never felt so cared for at a dentist in my life. Ive always gone to 'the cheapest' dentists growing up and have had traumatizing experiences, this visit will forever change my outlook on a dentist visit

- Leah F

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Patient Review from Julia H

My daughter got her wisdom teeth pulled with this wonderful team and doctor. No pain or swelling after and the after care was so impressive.. I would recommend them to anyone!!

- Julia H

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Patient Review from Marka B

We are lucky to have The Best Oral Surgeon Ever right here in Monterey! I've had several (many) implants placed and every single procedure has been painless and perfect. My case hasn't been easy by any stretch of the imagination; he's had to work hard to find solutions to some difficult spaces with very little to work with ... Thanks Dr Bhaskar, for making my "Smile"! Bhaskar's Stars are Six (6)

- Marka B

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Patient Review from Imelda C

Really satisfied with everything

- Imelda C

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Patient Review from Sherryl S

I am a person that has a lot of anxiety going to any dental office. His receptionist is very warm and welcoming. The staff is very good at returning phone calls and answering all questions. Dr. Bhaskar called me after surgery which made me feel he is very caring. I would highly recommend this office for any type of oral surgery.

- Sherryl S

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Patient Review from Walter W

Dr. Bhaskar honors his patients, staff, and himself through his insistence on quiet, efficient, effective, disciplined and competent performance of the jobs they're all there to do.

- Walter W

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Patient Review from Kristi J

Dr. Bhaskar and his staff were incredibly professional, friendly and gentle. I worried for years about this procedure, knowing I would have to do it at some point in my future - what a waste of worry that was! The procedure was quick and painless and I was comfortable throughout it all. The healing process was a breeze and am so glad to be rid of that troublesome tooth once and for all! Thank you Dr. Bhaskar and staff. I will recommend you to others!

- Kristi J

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Patient Review from Klaudia R

I was so incredibly scared of my last wisdom tooth removal. But it all went easy, smooth and pleasant. Everyone is extremely friendly, the office is well organized and Dr. Bhaskar did a fantastic job. Thank you so much! Highly recommendable!

- Klaudia R

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