How do suction dentures work?
Suction dentures work through an ingenious diaphragm principle. When triggered by the bite pressure on patients’ gums, it creates a ‘sucking’ vacuum between the soft-tissue mouth lining and the prosthetic.
Upper or lower teeth?
The suction device is suitable for mounting in upper or lower dentures. Because of its efficiency, we can sometimes reduce the size of the acrylic ‘plate’. As a result, there may be 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). BPS helps us accurately replicate natural teeth anatomy during our 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.
Is it 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
We provide patients with an easy-to-use “service kit”. Annual check-ups are highly advised even for wearers of full dentures.