Sinus Lifts in St. John’s, NL

If you have lost your upper molars and are considering replacement with dental implants, you may not have sufficient bone to support them. This is why Dr. Chedella at EPIC Dental Specialist performs sinus lifts in St. John’s, NL, to restore the ideal bone thickness of your upper jaw. With this treatment, you can receive permanent tooth replacement with implants and enjoy the benefits for many years ahead.

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    Sinus Lifts

    What Is A Sinus Lift Treatment

    A sinus lift, also known as sinus augmentation, is an innovative technique that is widely used to enhance the success rate of implant treatment. Our specialists perform sinus lifts in St. John’s, NL, to recreate the ideal bone thickness under the sinus cavities that can support dental implants.

    It is beneficial for those who have:

    • Lost one or more posterior teeth in the upper jaw
    • Inadequate bone in the back of their jaw to support implants
    • Multiple damaged or carious upper molars
    • Large sinus cavities that lie close to the bone
    • Sinus walls that are present close to the roots of the upper teeth
    • Abnormal bone structure due to any disease or physical injury
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    What Happens During Sinus Lift Treatment In St. John’s, NL

    During your initial consultation, we will perform an oral exam to assess the thickness of bone in the back of your upper jaw. We will also record dental X-rays to determine how close the sinus walls lie to your teeth. On the basis of these evaluations, we can create a personalized treatment plan.

    The first step of the treatment is the administration of local anesthesia. We ensure that your gum tissues and bone are numb before we start the procedure. Next, we will incise the gums and create a small opening to access the sinus membrane. Our prosthodontist will gently lift it upward and place a bone graft beneath to accelerate bone formation in that region.

    After completion, we will place sutures to close the incision. The healing process may take a few months, during which new bone will form under the sinus cavity.

    Real People, Real Reviews!


    Based on Google Reviews

    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

    Recovery After Treatment

    You will likely not feel pain or discomfort during the procedure, but once the effect of anesthesia fades, you may experience some soreness at the treatment site. Minor swelling or bleeding may also occur during the first 24 hours, which typically resolves within one to two days.

    Our St. John’s, NL, prosthodontist will also prescribe medications and care instructions after sinus lift treatment. Avoid sneezing, blowing your nose, or other forceful actions that may affect the treatment region. If you experience swelling, place an ice pack over the side of your face for a few minutes. After 7 to 10 days, we will schedule an appointment to remove the stitches and monitor your recovery.

    Schedule An Appointment

    Dental implants need a solid foundation for long-term tooth replacement. So, if you are considering upper dental implants, let our experienced prosthodontist enhance your treatment success with sinus lifts in St. John’s, NL. Call us today at (709) 754-4895 for an appointment.

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