Alveoloplasty vs. Alveolectomy

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(medicine) The surgical modification of the alveolar ridges in preparation for the fitting of dentures.


Alveoloplasty is a surgical pre-prosthetic procedure performed to facilitate removal of teeth, and smoothen or reshape the jawbone for prosthetic and cosmetic purposes. In this procedure, the bony edges of the alveolar ridge and its surrounding structures is made smooth, redesigned or recontoured so that a well-fitting, comfortable, and esthetic prosthesis may be fabricated or implants may be surgically inserted.


the surgical reshaping of the alveolar ridge to facilitate dental prosthesis

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