St. Petersburg Pre-Prosthetic Surgery

St. Petersburg Oral Surgery & Dental Implants  FL

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 left sharp and uneven. For the best fit of a denture, the bone might need to be smoothed out or reshaped. Occasionally, excess bone would need to be removed prior to denture insertion.

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.

Our mission is a commitment to excellence in every aspect of patient care.

St. Petersburg Oral Surgery & Dental Implants Phone Number 727-525-5455

Our office hours are Monday through Friday 8:00AM - 4:30PM.


St. Petersburg Oral Surgery & Dental Implants

5 out of 5 stars based on 150 Pre prosthetic Surgery reviews

Patient Review By Tammy T

I was afraid before I went to Doctor Fort now I have no fear. 🙂

- Tammy T

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Patient Review By Shania S

Let me first say that my anxiety was high. I had a broken tooth that needed to be extracted. I was greeted with a warm smile from the young lady at the front desk which let me know this was a friendly place. Next I met, my girl, Emily. She was super personable and friendly. She went over every single detail. Dr Fort came in after and went over my X-ray along with his plan. He was gentle and patient. He talked me through the entire procedure. I happened to leave my HSA card home and the financial counselor (can’t remember her name) was so patient. She and I shared a few laughs while I waited for my boyfriend to drive back home to get it! My overall experience was wonderful. Dr Fort has a great team. They truly exceeded my expectations. I highly recommend this practice if you are looking for an oral surgeon! Now I have to find a general dentist. I hope I find a team as great as Dr Fort’s team!

- Shania S

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Patient Review By Keith Y

My experience and procedure with Dr. Fort and his oral surgery staff was out standing I highly recommend these folks Dr. Fort and his staff are compassionate, caring, understanding, empathetic and definitely problem solvers! They went above and beyond to make my procedure possible I can't thank them enough!

- Keith Y

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Patient Review By HEIDI M

Thank you Dr. Fort and staff as guided by GOD for my excellent extraction procedure. You are wonderful. Everything went great and continues to do so. I highly recommend Dr. Fort and his staff as I felt cared for!

- HEIDI M

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Patient Review By BRENDA B

I had my wisdom tooth removed. I was a little scared but all my worries left once I was preped for the removal. I had no pain or swelling after the procedure. It was an awesome experience.

- BRENDA B

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Patient Review By James B

thanks to all the work for Dr. Fort and to Dr. Fort himself, an exceptionally great experience. if only all doctors visits were that professional we'd all be a lot happier.

- James B

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Patient Review By Otta D

I was lucky to find Dr. Fort. and his staff. He is compassionate, kind, a wonderful man.The list would be to long. I had an extraction on upper molar. I also had Tasha as his surgical assistant. She is wonderful ! She is compassionate , kind and professional. She treated me like i was her brother. Put me at ease. The whole staff is compassionate. If you need an oral surgeon, Dr Fort is the man. There's a reason he gets so many 5 star reviews.

- Otta D

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Patient Review By Alfred S

Had 2 teeth extracted with minimal pain, staff was very friendly and attentive. It is 2 days after the surgery and almost all the swelling is gone so I gave the Doctor and staff 5 stars for their professionalism.

- Alfred S

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Patient Review By Nancy N

I had an extraction for an implant done by Dr Fort. The staff and Dr were extremely professional,followed safety procedures,and friendly. I am very pleased!

- Nancy N

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Patient Review By Jenna lynn J

My entire experience was wonderful. The staffing (Tasha/Emily) made me feel very comfortable, especially the day of my extraction. I highly recommend. Dr. Fort made everything clear and easy to understand. Would recommend anyone to come to this establishment

- Jenna lynn J

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Patient Review By Willie C

very professional n staff

- Willie C

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Patient Review By Linda C

What a wonderful office! Dr. Fort is great and so is his entire staff! It is one of the nicest offices I have ever been to. I had teeth pulled and implants. No pain, hardly any bleeding and a very short recovery time! I highly recommend this office to anyone needing a oral surgeon!

- Linda C

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Patient Review By Rhondah R

The entire Staff and service are excellent. I have been a patient of Dr.Fort for 3 years now and I would not trust anyone else to perform any of my oral surgery needs. A very welcoming ,warm and professional environment. The go above and beyond for patient care

- Rhondah R

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Patient Review By Bianca W

I was SUPER nervous as I have had braces in the past and not so fun doctors. Dr. Fort was soothing to talk to, quick to take care of me, and I must say flawless in his procedure as I had ZERO complications. I would get them extracted from him again if that were necessary!! I have recommended him to a few people already. Thank you very very much!!

- Bianca W

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Patient Review By ANGELA H

Dr. Forts assistant Tasha as well as other office staff were incredible . The office had a minor delay from a previous procedure , they some technical issue with lights in one of their exam rooms ,New staff member , and a couple call outs for that day. Despite all of that you would have never thought any of the above was going on . I only knew of the above mentioned as we were making small talk as she was prepping me for my procedure and waiting for Dr. Fort. She was warm. friendly, had a positive attitude. she was not rushing around like a chicken w/ its head cut off, although In her head she may have been. The entire office appeared to being running smooth and efficiently despite everything. I work in the medical field myself so I know the kind of day they truly were having and yet you could not tell at all. It takes a special kind of person (Tasha) and staff to provide the care you guys did on this day .Also very appreciative to have received a phone call from Dr. Fort himself that evening to check up on me and even though I missed his call he left a message . Dr. Fort and his staff are incredible . I'm so thankful .

- ANGELA H

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Patient Review By David C

I don’t want to get this procedure done again but if I ever had too it’s an extremely easy devious for me.... Thank you Dr. Fort and staff!

- David C

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Patient Review By Sharon Barker b

My experience here was great even though I don't like going to the dentist office. The staff was friendly and very professional. I was very nervous about my tooth being extracted but Dr. Fort and his staff made me comfortable. I was given the option to be sedated. Thank you Dr. Fort for your professional service.

- Sharon Barker b

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Patient Review By Bruce R

I would recommend Dr. Fort for any oral surgery. Great experience all around.

- Bruce R

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Patient Review By Jeneive A

Dr fort and his staff was excellent and friendly very gentle dentist very thorough with everything he did.His staff was organized and on point very nice office.

- Jeneive A

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Patient Review By Mario R

This place is very professional and on point. Also easy to work with.

- Mario R

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