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Suction Dentures St. Catharines Ontario

Denturist in St. Catharines & Niagara Region

Does your bottom denture feel uncomfortable? Do you worry that it’ll suddenly pop out and cause embarrassment?

One common concern among denture wearers is the stability of their lower dentures. Yet, thanks to Dr. Jiro Abe from Japan, this dental dilemma has now found its matching solution: the Lower Suction Denture Technique, or SEMCD, which is now being practiced worldwide.

We’re proud to offer this latest technique in denture solutions here at Hayven Dentures in St. Catharines, Niagara. Call us today to request your free suction denture consultation.

What Is SEMCD Lower Suction Denture?

Also referred to as β€œthe Lower Suction Denture Technique,” SEMCD stands for β€œSuction Effective Mandibular Complete Denture.” The suction effect produces an airtight seal between the denture and the mouth tissues.

Even patients with advanced resorption of the lower jaw could benefit from this technique. Do note, however, that the treatment outcome largely depends on the quality of its pairing upper denture.

How Does the SEMCD Lower Suction Denture Work?

Loose bottom dentures call for frequent reapplication of adhesives. However, this can be inconvenient, especially when you’re always on the go.

You might feel extra conscious when speaking, eating, or laughing in public. Unstable and rocking dentures can cause discomfort and pain.

Achieving a complete seal for the lower jaw is difficult because the tongue and cheek movements interfere with the process. The SEMCD offers a solution to this.

The technique takes an impression of the bite using advanced tools that capture and simulate jaw movements. The base of the denture is also shaped to complement your tongue muscles as you chew and speak. This gingival contouring process results in a more lifelike gum appearance.

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Am I a Good Candidate for Lower Suction Dentures?

You may be a good candidate for lower suction dentures if:

  • You did not get a tooth or several teeth extracted recently. The gums will change form after healing, so you need to wait until then to get suction dentures.
  • You’re not wearing immediate dentures, or you have them but have been using them for about a year already.
  • You’re already using lower dentures.
  • You find your existing lower dentures uncomfortable.
  • SEMCD is a form of complete denture. Hence, there must be no teeth present. Your dentist will let you know if your remaining natural teeth must be extracted.

To know if you’re a suitable candidate, your dentist or denturist performs a thorough consultation and examination. Even those who didn't qualify for lower dentures may be able to receive lower suction dentures in some cases.

Other potential tissues, such as a dry mouth or a lack of saliva, will be discussed during the initial consultation so that you're aware of any factors that may impact the procedure's success.

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Regain Your Natural Smile With SEMCD Suction Dentures in St. Catharines, ON

First developed by Dr. Jiro Abe, a dentist from Japan, SEMCD suction dentures are changing the lives of denture wearers worldwide.

This dental technique for replacing missing teeth is based on a rigorous impression-taking process. Each patient’s denture results are carefully analyzed to ensure their device improves their oral and overall health.

We’re pleased to offer this treatment, which is highly regarded by dental professionals from across the globe, to our patients here at Hayven Dentures.

Complete dentures not only restore your natural smile; they also improve jaw alignment and prevent jaw joint-related problems. If your loose dentures are causing you so much stress, consider SEMCD dentures.

Receive treatment for your dental concerns as soon as possible so you can also start cutting back on dental costs earlier. Book your appointment today with a certified SEMCD provider in St. Catharines, ON.

  • Makes lower dentures stable and comfortable
  • Eliminates the need for messy denture adhesives
  • Increases confidence to take part in social activities
  • Improves the appearance of your smile
  • Provides a more cost-effective alternative to dental implants

Not all dentists or denturists can offer SEMCD suction dentures. Only those professionally trained and certified can provide the service.

That said, always look for the SEMCD Suction Denture Certification as proof that your dental service provider is qualified and committed to delivering the lower suction denture treatment.

Improper training can result in poor-fitting dentures and potential dental problems. The suction dentures are designed to be accurate, so any inconsistency or error can impact the outcome of the procedure.

Get in touch with us today to learn more about SEMCD suction dentures in St. Catharines, Ontario.

SEMCD suction dentures can work well and are a great alternative to implants. Your dentist can explain the differences between the two and determine which option is more suitable for your situation.

The advantage of these options versus traditional options is that they don’t require adhesives, and the dentures are less likely to move or loosen.

Here’s how SEMCD suction dentures are different from conventional dentures:

  • Meticulous impression-taking process. To take impressions for traditional dentures, your clinician manipulates your lips and cheeks. The form of the denture base and its borders are largely dependent on the skill of your clinician. This results in a denture base that’s flat and smooth. The process of creating a mold is artificial and unrealistic, so the appliance also has the tendency to become stiff and compress the tissues in the mouth. The discomfort could later cause recurring sores. For SEMCD dentures, taking impressions is a patient-guided, meticulous process.
  • Realistic and comfortable. The impressions for the SEMCD suction dentures are taken with your active participation. You perform different jaw movements so your denturist or dentist can accurately define borders and the proper shape for your denture base. The inside of the mouth is captured more realistically. Hence, the appliance doesn’t compress and distort the mouth tissues, eliminating sore spots.
  • Less bulky. The forms of conventional dentures and suction dentures also vary. Suction dentures are shorter and less bulky in most areas. They’re thicker near the tongue and come with wings at the back. The structure of SEMCD dentures helps them achieve strong suction.
  • Lasts a long time. The denture base, or the standard acrylic, often lasts for about 5 years. On the other hand, SEMCD suction dentures can last longer because higher-quality materials are used. Your dentures can last for 7-10 years, or even longer, with proper care and maintenance.

The cost for SEMCD suction dentures across Ontario varies from province to province. It can start at $3,700 for both upper and lower dentures. High-quality dentures that can last for 7-10 years or longer would amount to an average of $435 per year.

SEMCD dentures stand out because of their superb precision and the high-quality materials used for the procedure. This greatly reduces the risk of errors that could compromise your comfort and the device’s effectiveness. This is also why the procedure for getting suction dentures takes longer.

Monitoring and recording your mouth and jaw movements and fabricating a device that mimics them takes time. But the result is a denture that won’t let you down, especially when you’re around others. The process is also performed by a certified dental health professional.

You avoid stress and inconveniences related to loose and uncomfortable dentures, you save money on denture adhesives because you won’t need them anymore, and you spend less on dental trips since the necessary adjustment appointments are minimized.

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Kevin Campbell

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 2 months ago

In my life I have experience good situations, and great situations. Today, I can honestly say, I have experienced a superior situation. Hayven Dentures and the absolute terrific and professional staff, have made that possible for me to say that. From the time that I had my first appointment, and until my very last appointment, I was treated so well. The staff ; Julie, Cherie, Hayes, and Judy went out of their way; went beyond the call of duty, to ensure a very comfortable environment. The Denturists Hayes and Judy, were absolutely so thorough; constantly making sure the fit of the denture was perfect. In the end, it was. it is like not even having dentures in, they feel like you own teeth!! I cannot thank the team enough for what they have done for me. If anyone is in need of partial or full dentures, Hayven Dentures is where one should go. The rating scale only has 5 stars, well I will give you 10. Thank you so much staff.

cindy Niceforo

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 4 months ago

I could not be happier with the service I received at Hayven Dentures. From the very beginning, they all have been accommodating, pleasant, sensitive and compassionate. The work is done to perfection and with a great deal of pride. I would, and in fact have recommended them to family and friends.

Yue Sun

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 2 months ago

Hayven Dentures made the upper and lower dentures for my dad. My dad has been using the dentures for two weeks, and they are very natural and comfortable. Thank you so much for your top-notch service, Hayes, Judy and Cherie!

Mel Licious

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 6 months ago

My experience with Hayven Dentures was great! I would give 10 plus stars if I could. Staff are very kind, patient and they really listen to what you want. Hayes, the owner is very professional he goes above and beyond to help you with any concerns you have. I definitely recommend them. Most importantly they gave me my smile back. Thanks guys!!


⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 7 months ago

My parents needed new dentures. After a lot of research, we decided to go ahead with Hayven Dentures. I am so happy we did business with them. They were detailed and patient enough to make the dentures comfortable for you to wear. This is the third time I have made dentures for my parents and the ones with Hayven was my best experience. Thank you to Hayes, Judy and Cherie for all your help!

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