Suction dentures are made usually by a specialist dentist called a Prosthodontist using a special impression technique that significantly increases the retention of a denture until it sucks onto the gum with atmospheric pressure. Optimal retention means the denture stays in place and is not floating around, particularly in the lower jaw. A well-made suction denture requires manual power to break the seal when attempting to remove the denture from the mouth.
How was the suction denture developed?
Dr. Jiro Abe from Japan developed the suction denture technique in 1998. Today’s impression materials have changed as modern impression materials have three or more different consistencies or viscosities. This has allowed a specific layering technique, which is required for the suction denture technique. Implants to support the denture may be not required if a patient is suitable for a suction denture.
Denture treatment should be personalized as much as possible within a patient’s economic constraints because each mouth is different. In this regards, Dr. Abo’s suction effective dentures will lead to success in denture treatment.
When the lower denture is held in place by suction, occlusal bite adjustments are very simple to make, which further improves denture function and increases satisfaction levels of the patient and clinician.
Generally, the success of prosthetic treatment of edentulous jaws depends on the clinician’s skills and the status of the patient’s stomatognathic system. Despite the continued deterioration of residual bony ridge conditions seen among edentulous patients in recent years, an increasing number of reports show that the level of patient satisfaction is improved with suction-effective mandibular complete dentures.
Today many patients would like to get fixed implant dentures. However, many patients cannot afford this treatment.
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As you can now see suction dentures work for people with no teeth. If you are missing some teeth, telescopic dentures offer another option. Made with a telescopic crown, often of stainless steel, and an outer crown which looks like your teeth. There are no visible wires to hold the denture in place. SEQ Dental Specialist offers a variety of solutions for your dental needs.
If you would like to know if you are eligible for Suction Dentures please do not hesitate to Contact Us and we will arrange a consultation at your convenience. Dr. Florian Mack looks forward to having the opportunity to make suction dentures for you in our Brisbane City practice or Southport practice on the Gold Coast.