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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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Anne Courtney

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 6 months ago

Following dental surgery I had immediate dentures installed at another denture clinic. Unfortunately, right from the start, they were poorly fitting and despite many return visits, the problems continued and worsened. The final straw occurred when my top denture literally dropped out of my mouth when I was speaking. Because the dentures were so loose, I had been using dental adhesive on both the top and bottom but unfortunately the dentures released as soon as I started eating and soft food entered under both dentures. As a result, I was unable to eat regular food and was limited to very soft items, like eggs, soup, yogurt etc. I needed help and following much research and checking with various people, I was so fortunate to find Hayven Dentures where I spoke with Cherie, the business administrator, and made an appointment. Following a consultation with Hayes, I felt immediately at ease and very impressed with the length of time he spent checking and discussing my issue. I was very relieved when he identified that the main cause of my problems was because the denture bite was misaligned. He corrected the problem on the upper denture and adjusted the lower one to the point that using adhesive I can now eat proper food and my denture stays in place! I was also informed that Hayven Dentures install a temporary immediate denture following dental surgery and after 4 months the permanent dentures are fitted and installed, The denture clinic I originally went to did not offer this and unfortunately I was not aware of this option, therefore permanent dentures were installed. I sincerely wish I had been referred to Hayven Denture Clinic initially and had this happened, I know I could have been spared a lot of the problems, money, stress and time spent returning weekly to the other clinic. I am so grateful and thankful to have found Hayven Denture Clinic and Hayes and I plan to have further work done there and I am very happy and confident in recommending them.

Eric & Christine David

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 5 months ago

My experience with Hayven Dentures has certainly exceeded my expectations. The staff was warm and friendly and more than happy to answer any questions or concerns that I had. I’m very satisfied with the end result. Thank you Haven Dentures. Eric David

Zuzana Dirova

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 5 months ago

Hayven Dentures made a snoring appliance for my husband. I do not know, how to thank you Hayes and Judy enough for helping us in this matter! After so many years of listening my partner snore, finally there is a viable solution. Thank you so much, I can sleep again!

Irina Serdetchnaya

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 5 months ago

A few short visits, never waited for my appointments, denture fits "like a glove", no adjustment needed. Incredible staff delivered Incredible services! If you looking for a specialist, Hayden Dentures is your place!

brody robinson

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 3 weeks ago

My experience with Hayven was a positive one. Everyone was so pleasant and reassuring. They take great care to get everything just right. I never had to wait more than 10 min. for my appointment. I would recommend them 100 percent. Thanks Hayven for everything.

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