Pre-Prosthetic Surgery in St. John’s, NL

At EPIC Dental Specialist, Dr. Chedella and his team understand that there is no such concept as ‘one-size-fits-all’ in dentistry. When it comes to long-term tooth replacement, we perform pre-prosthetic surgery in St. John’s, NL, to ensure that the new appliance fits your mouth in a comfortable way. You can trust our qualified team to provide you with painless and efficient dental care.

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    Pre-Prosthetic Surgery

    Importance of Pre-Prosthetic Surgery

    Pre-prosthetic surgery encompasses techniques and procedures that are used to prepare a patient’s mouth for the insertion of a prosthesis, typically a complete or partial denture.

    Since these appliances rest directly over your gum bed and bone ridge, we ensure that they fit comfortably and do not harm your oral tissues.

    Our St. John’s, NL, will perform a detailed exam during your initial consultation to determine whether you require pre-prosthetic surgery. Patients who have a smooth bone ridge and healthy gums will not require any surgical measures.

    However, these techniques are beneficial for those who may have excessive or uneven bone and gum tissues.

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    Procedures for Pre-Prosthetic Surgery in St. John’s, NL

    • Bone Smoothing and Reshaping
      Tooth loss is naturally followed by deterioration of the jawbone. But if you lost teeth recently or had them extracted, your bone ridge may remain uneven for some time, making it difficult to find a comfortable fit for dentures. We perform alveoloplasty (reshaping of the alveolar jawbone) to smoothen any irregularities and contour the bone for comfortable denture placement.
    • Excess Bone Removal
      Some patients may have excess bone tissues in the roof or floor of the mouth and certain other areas. These bony ridges or protrusions can interfere with the fitting of the dentures. As a part of pre-prosthetic surgery in St. John’s, NL, we will trim or remove these excess bony tissues to create a smooth base for a denture.
    • Bone Ridge Reduction
      After tooth loss or tooth extraction, the alveolar bone thins over time as it loses its density. This can result in the formation of a sharp bony ridge. If a denture is placed over it, it can cause pain or discomfort. We can contour the bony ridge to create a smooth surface for ideal fitting and seal of the denture.
    • Excess Gum Tissue Removal
      Excessive gum tissues or folds in the gums can also prevent the dentures from fitting securely in the mouth. For this reason, we excise the extra gum tissues and contour them to ensure a comfortable denture fit. Typically, we perform this procedure a few weeks before denture fitting to ensure proper recovery.

    Real People, Real Reviews!


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    I can't say enough great things about Dr. Chedella and his staff. You are certainly made to feel welcome and at ease from the moment you walk through the door. Dr. Chedella is incredibly thorough, knowledgeable, and most of all kind. I would 100 percent recommend!!!

    ~ Jennifer Murrin

    The team at EPIC Dental did a great job on my 4 crowns and 1 implant. They were always pleasant, helpful, and professional. Dr. Chidella has a great personality and great skill in making your new teeth fit like a glove. You can't go wrong by going to EPIC Dental for your prosthodontic needs.

    ~ Don Deibel

    From the moment that I first met Dr. Chedella at his dentist chair, I knew I was in good hands. I had implants started in another country but not finished due to the pandemic. Dr. Chedella did a perfect job in completing the procedure. After waiting 20 months in limbo, I can't thank you enough Dr. Chedella.

    ~ Ken Wong

    Nice friendly staff. The doctor gave practical, easy advice on every day changes I could make to help my TMJ problem - and it worked! One of the few specialists I’ve seen in years who I didn’t feel was trying to push an expensive device or unnecessary procedure on me - it was refreshing.

    ~ C Payne

    Dr.Chedella and staff have been and continue to be the best of the best! It was a long Journey but Dr. Chedella is by my side through it all! I am so very pleased with the end result, the personal attention and attention to detail are top notch...

    ~ Sandra Brennan

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    If you are considering tooth replacement with dentures and want a comfortable fit, consult our specialists for pre-prosthetic surgery in St. John’s, NL. We’ll help determine the best solutions for your oral needs. Call us today at (709) 754-4895 to schedule an appointment.

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