Elite Dentures

Dr Abe Training Certifcate Rotorua Dentures

Why Elite Dentures?

Elite Dentures is Suction Effective Mandibular Complete Dentures (SEMCD) which are transforming patients lives for those who struggle with full lower dentures.

One of the most difficult results to achieve in clinical dentistry is suction and stability on the full lower denture.

The concept developed by Dr Abe eliminates the problem of the lower denture lifting, and this is done by creating an effective seal around the entire border of the denture base.

This concept, developed by Dr Jiro Abe in Japan, enhances the suction effect of full lower dentures and allows for denture suction even in patients with advanced resorption of the mandibular alveolar ridge.

We have been implementing this newly developed technique for achieving effective suction and stability of the full lower denture has become an indispensable part of treating patients since 2015.

This suction mechanism has been spreading worldwide, and the popularity of this system shows no signs of slowing.

Top of the range Denture using the Dr Jiro Abe Mandibular Suction Technique.

  • Consultation to assess intra-oral tissue type and the condition of your mucosa to create Mandibular Suction.
  • This is a very complex process that uses a totally different impression technique which is patient-centred with closed mouth.
  • The patient uses all the muscles during this closed mouth impression.
  • This allows the patient to shape the denture base to create a shape that fits the mouth perfectly and creates an optimum soft tissue seal (tongue, cheeks, lips) creating a completely passive denture with suction in the lower jaw.
  • This process is achieved using a Gnathometer which has a pin that maps all the jaw movements to achieve an accurate bite.
  • It also produces a Facebow recording to accurately position the replicas of the jaw in the same orientation in the articulator as in the skull.
  • This technique will give a far superior chewing ability, and a comfortable denture with minimum movement during the chewing process which will result in very few sore spots, and will not take long to settle in.
  • This Elite Denture also incorporates the IVOCAP process, a continuous injection molding system, which means no distortion or shrinkage during processing.
  • Patients opting for the Elite Denture with the Enhanced Mandibular Suction Technique are afforded VIP status within the Clinic and receive priority for appointments.

Appointment Timings

Initial Consultation          1  hour

  • Assess present dentures and determine improvements you would like, e.g., colour, size of tooth, lip support.
  • Study model of present denture, and study photographs (if available) taken before extractions.

1st Impression                  1.5 hours

  • Centric Tray first impression, and tooth selection.

2nd Impression, Bite        1.5 hours

  • Gnathometer mapping and Facebow recording.

Try In                                  30 minutes

  • Check appearance of teeth, and move teeth to individualize the denture.
  • Discuss characterization, and padding to increase lip support.

Finish                                 15 minutes

  • Final fitting.

We do whatever it takes to bring you peace of mind