Suction Lower Dentures or SEMCD
Many people suffer from missing all of their lower teeth. Unfortunately, only 5% of those suffering can afford the costs associated with Implant denture treatment which has been previously deemed the only solution for successfully replacing missing lower dentition.
Dr. Jiro Abe, a prosthodontist in Japan, has developed a revolutionary new technique to achieve suction on lower dentures known as Suction Effective Mandibular Complete Dentures or SEMCD.
Now all Suction Lower dentures (SEMCD) in our clinics are made using a NEW Apple NeatFit™ Digital denture technology. To learn more, click HERE. We combine the best of both worlds: an incredible accuracy of the digital process and a trusted technique used in Suction Lower dentures.
Benefits of Suction Dentures
Lower Suction dentures created by an experienced denturist means you can eat, smile, and enjoy life with newfound confidence. You don’t have to worry about your dentures becoming unglued mid-conversation or at a meal with loved ones. Below are some of the benefits of Suction dentures:
- No lifting, no floating
- No messy adhesives
- Improved chewing ability
- Fewer sore spots
- A reduced need for implants
- A more natural feel, almost like real teeth
- Customizable to every ridge and detail of your gums
SEMCD – How does it work
Suction Lower dentures are built on taking a unique, detailed impression of your gums to create a strong seal with a firm suction that holds them in place regardless of what a person may be doing with their mouth.
- Revolutionary new impression technique
- New tooth positioning to work in harmony with your muscles
- High definition impression materials
- Special bio functional teeth
- Low distortion injected acrylic
- Special bite registration device
- Adjustable articulator to simulate your jaw movements
- Special contouring and shaping of the denture base to work in harmony with your chewing, speaking, and tongue muscles
Am I a Candidate for SEMCD?
80% of people missing all lower teeth are candidates. In those 20% of cases when we are not able to attain suction, patients will still benefit greatly from the new Biofunctional Prosthetic System (BPS) protocol to improve the fit of their dentures. BPS System allows patients to receive a very comfortable set of dentures in four quick appointments. The style and construction of the dentures works in harmony with your muscle and jaw movements. These dentures fit more precisely and look much more realistic than conventional dentures. Call us to set up a complimentary consultation to discuss what option is right for you.
Our 100% Smiles Guarantee
Our #1 priority here at Apple Denture & Implant Solutions denture clinic is your satisfaction! Which means we stand by our service 100%, no matter what. If you have a problem, we will solve it. Fix it. Create a new denture for you. Whatever it takes. Just reach out to our customer service team. We’re here for you. 100% Smiles Guaranteed!
We take pride in delivering only the highest quality dentures that exceed our customers’ expectations.
Though we specialize in dentures, we address your overall oral health and well-being.
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Suction Dentures FAQ
Do Lower Suction dentures need adhesive to stay in place?
No they don’t! Lower Suction dentures fit to the lower gums by creating a vacuum between the denture and gums. This vacuum between the denture and gums holds it in place.
How long do Lower Suction dentures last?
As is the case with any denture, they will need to be replaced eventually. Lower Suction dentures are made to last between 7 and 10 years. Proper denture care and daily cleaning will help the denture have a longer lifespan.
Can food get under Lower Suction dentures?
Because of how they work, it is less likely to get food trapped under a Lower Suction denture than it is for a conventional denture. Because of this, people with Lower Suction dentures are able to eat foods they wouldn’t be able to with conventional dentures. It is still possible for food to get trapped, so be sure to take the dentures out to clean them and the gums every day.
Are Lower Suction dentures comfortable?
Of any type of denture, Lower Suction dentures are the most comfortable. That is because they don’t need any adhesives to stay in place that could be over or under used. The suction that the denture provides will take some getting used to but once the mouth has adjusted to the denture, it will feel very natural and comfortable.
Who is a good candidate for Lower Suction dentures?
Around 80% of patients are eligible for Lower Suction dentures. Even if a patient’s mouth is not capable of getting full suction with one of these dentures, they can still benefit from partial suction and have a very stable denture.
The only thing that would disqualify a patient for Lower Suction dentures is if they have recently had any teeth extracted from their lower jaw. These patients need to give their gums time to heal, and the force of the suction from the dentures can cause the recently formed wounds to open up, causing bleeding, increased risk of infection, and improper healing. Once their dentist or denturist determines that the patient’s gums have fully healed, they will become eligible for Lower Suction dentures again.