Are you a complete denture wearer? Is your lower denture flopping around? At Parkland we offer SEMCD Dentures (Suction Effective Mandibular Complete Dentures). Our denturist has been certified since 2016. Please call and book a free consultation and see if you are a candidate for a lower suction denture.
Dr Jiro Abe graduated from Tokyo Dental College in 1981. He developed the suction mechanism of mandibular complete dentures in 1999 and published ”Successful Mandibular Complete Denture Suction for everyone”. He has been defusing it throughout the world since 2004. He was the director of the Academy of Clinical Dentistry from 1999 to 2005 and its consultant from 2005 to 2009. He founded the Japan Denture Association and has been its chairman since 2006. He works as international clinical BPS instructor for Ivoclar Vivadent and conducts seminars on complete denture prosthetics for GC & MORITA. Moreover, he is the lecturer of the Japan Dental Association as well as a professor at the Tohoku University Graduate School of Dentistry since 2008 and at Kanagawa Dental College since 2012.
Dr Abe has also held many distinguished positions over the years and published the Quintessence book ”Mandibular suction-effective denture and BPS – A complete guide: 4 steps from start to finish”, which was translated into English and Korean in 2012.
Suction Effective Mandibular Complete Denture is a revolutionary denture technique founded and developed by Dr. Jiro Abe in 1999.
This technique uses the soft tissues (i.e. the tongue, buccal mucosa, sublingual tissue) to seal the entire length of the mandibular denture and provide more support for the denture. This creates a stronger seal and a complete suction that keeps the denture firmly in place. It is ideal for patients with abnormal mandibular ridges or those who can’t afford full dental implant treatments.
Since 2004, Dr. Abe has been sharing this innovative denture technique with the rest of the world, providing lectures, training, and materials about SEMCD. Dr. Abe also established an international network of Certified Instructors for SEMCD, helping more dental professionals to learn about this innovative denture technique.
Full mandibular dentures have long been a challenge for dental professionals and patients, primarily because of the instability of mandibular dentures. Conventional mandibular dentures are notorious for becoming loose or popping out whenever patients open their mouths wide, making them unreliable long-term solutions for lower teeth replacement.
Conventional denture techniques also rely on stretching out the chewing muscles, which widens the denture bearing area and makes these muscles work harder to hold the dentures in place. Many practitioners also tend to hold undercuts by extending denture borders into the mylohyoid fossa, which can cause chronic pain and discomfort to many patients.
By using the soft tissues to support the mandibular denture, SEMCD provides much better retention and stability over conventional dentures. Its suction mechanism also holds the denture in place more reliably, keeping it more stable while allowing more natural movements of the mouth.