In general, a vestibule is an entry way between the outside and inner chambers, and in the mouth, refers to the space between the inside of the lips and the teeth. A Vestibuloplasty is a dental surgery usually considered only when there is insufficient bone and/or tissue to support dental prosthesis like dentures and implants.
Vestibuloplasty is a comprehensive range of surgical procedures, usually done by an oral or maxillofacial surgeon, to increase the height and width of the alveolar ridge of bone and gum tissue that holds the teeth, to provide sufficient structure to securely hold dentures or dental implants.
When all teeth are missing and dentures are being worn, the gums and underlying bone typically decease, because lacking tooth roots to stimulate the bone and keep it healthy and whole, the body reabsorbs the bone and it immediately begins to shrink both horizontally and vertically. The membranes and tissues covering the bone also become diminished. This, in turn, causes dentures to become loose and need refitting for new dentures. Dentures can be relined, but unfortunately that is only a temporary fix to postpone the surgery.