Why More People Are Choosing Lower Suction Dentures
One of the most common concerns we hear from patients when they consider getting dentures is having them slip or fall out — they’re often nervous about having an embarrassing moment when eating out with family or socializing with friends.
Thankfully, denture technology has significantly improved in the last few decades. Loose and ill-fitting dentures are slowly becoming a thing of the past — especially for patients that choose lower suction dentures.
In this article, we’re going to take a deeper look at lower suction dentures to see how they can benefit your day to day life. Lower suction dentures are one of the best options for patients looking for a convenient way to get a comfortable and secure fit.
What are Lower Suction Dentures?
Lower suction dentures are one of the latest developments in denture technology. Originally developed in Japan, they create a secure fit using the natural contours of your mouth and jaw to hold your dentures in place.
As the name implies, lower suction dentures rely on suction — which means that they may work well even for patients with advanced bone resorption in the lower jaw. They normally require a manual release to break the seal and remove the denture from your gums.
One of the major advantages lower suction dentures have over other types of dentures is that they don’t require dental adhesives or surgical implants. Dental adhesives can become expensive over time, while implants require surgeries that can take several months to recover from.
By taking advantage of the shape of your jaw, lower suction dentures create a secure seal — which reduces the risk of them from slipping or shifting as you eat, speak, or smile.
Denturists take several impressions of your mouth and jaw in order to capture several common jaw movements — ensuring that your dentures stay in place during meals or social interactions.
Who Should Consider Lower Suction Dentures?
The good news is that more than 80% of our patients are eligible for lower suction dentures. They’re an excellent solution for new denture wearers looking for a comfortable and secure fit or for current denture wearers who have experienced loose or poorly fitting dentures in the past.
Lower suction dentures may not be the best option for people who have had recent tooth extractions because they rely on the structure of your gums and jaw to stay in place — speak to your denturist once your gums have healed.
How Do I Know If Lower Suction Dentures are Right for Me?
Schedule a free consultation with one of our professional denturists to learn more about lower suction dentures. After a thorough examination of your mouth and jaw, we can recommend the best option for your health and comfort.
The Denture and Implant Centre is always accepting new patients. We look forward to making your transition to dentures as smooth as possible — contact our Red Deer offices today to learn more about how lower suction dentures can help you regain your confidence.