How do suction dentures work?
A clever diaphragms principle, triggered by the bite pressure on patients’ gums, creates a ‘sucking’ vacuum between the soft-tissue mouth lining and the prosthetic.
Upper or lower teeth?
The suction device can be mounted in upper or lower dentures and because of its efficiency the size of the acrylic ‘plate’ can sometimes be reduced. This can result in improvements to speech and taste.
How good are they? A testimonial
Our laboratory technicians recently manufactured a second prescription for a patient. We knew the fit was excellent – we use a Biofunctional Prosthetics System (BPS). This helps accurately replicate natural teeth anatomy during the production process. We were amazed when we took a call to inform us they’d been on their initial ‘test run’ with a steak for dinner.
The patient was extremely pleased with their dentures.
Is it popular?
Of all therapies, the Suction Solution option attracts the highest number of enquiries at the Denture Clinic. We also offer a similar new alternative, suction cup dentures.
It is for everyone?
Sadly, no. Not all patients have the right gum profile for the suction dentures to deliver a harmonious fit. After an initial appraisal, we will be able to inform you if you are a suitable candidate.
Servicing Ultra Suction Dentures
Patients are provided with an easy-to-use “service kit” but annual check-ups are highly advised even for wearers of full dentures.