An oral surgery, vestibuloplasty is performed in order to augment the height of the alveolar ridge (the bony part of the gum that contains teeth). This is achieved by cutting and rearranging the muscles that attach the floor of the mouth, lips and cheek to the jaw.
Also Known As:
- Mouth surgery
- Maxillofacial surgery
- Alveolar ridge augmentation
- Pre-prosthetic and implant surgery
Conditions Treated with Vestibuloplasty:
Vestibuloplasty is utilized in order to prepare the area for a prosthetic implantation.