Suction Dentures

The Ultra Suction System (suction dentures)

At first glance, suction dentures look like any other prosthetics. However, a smart diaphragm development helps hold them secure and gives them the edge over traditional dentures.

A small diaphragm seals off a one-way valve under bite pressure, thus creating a vacuum between the denture and gums.

The result is a ‘clinging’ fit and improved resistance to any dislodging forces created by eating and speaking.

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Ultra Suction System

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.

Ultra Suction dentures – a tighter fit and no adhesive

For the right person, the Ultra Suction Solution can remedy common denture stability problems without the need for invasive surgery. Also, no messy fixative is required to hold the prosthetic in place.

Historically, lower dentures can present stability problems as the jawbone erodes with age. If gum profiles allow, the vacuum seal on the mouth tissues created by the Ultra Suction System can resolve stabilisation issues.

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Interested? Arrange a free consultation with our Practice Principal Steven Burchell CDT RCS(Eng) GDC108353(UK). The Denture Clinic at North Street, Dudley – full details are on our contact page.

Why choose Ultra Suction?

  • These prosthetics offer a more affordable solution for denture stability problems compared with implants
  • The system can either be mounted into a new prescription or made during a rebase/reline procedure
  • As with all prescriptions, it will help establish an on-going patient/practitioner relationship with regular check-ups
  • Mounted on an upper denture, it can sometimes help reduce the size of the acrylic palate or ‘plate’, resulting in improved speech and taste
  • By using a suction denture, it is possible for patients to experience a shorter time in adapting to a new prescription. Especially when it comes to the lower denture
  • Implant dentistry is not suitable for everyone; neither is it all patients’ first preference. The advantage of this technology is that it offers excellent denture retainer qualities without the initial discomfort of the invasive surgery required for implants

We have a blog post with more information about suction dentures