What are they?
Suction dentures are a type of dental prosthetic that are provided by many dental clinics across the country. They are made specially by prosthodontist dentists, as they require specialised moulding techniques to design. Suction dentures rely on creating strong retention using atmospheric pressure. This is achieved by their unique design.
How are they made?
The creation of these suction dentures can be quite intricate, as they should be moulded using specialised techniques. This is why prosthodontists usually make them. A natural fit for each patient is achieved by creating special impressions, which provides the most optimal fit for each patient. By crafting the denture in such an intricate way, they allow a vacuum to be created and the dentures to suck onto the gum area.
How does the suction work?
The vacuum is created once the dentures are seated and pressed onto the gum profile by expressing the air outwards. Once they need to be removed, the vacuum seal will cancel once manual force is applied. The process of removing the prosthetic may require a slight ammount of force, but this is not a cause for concern and simply demonstrates that you have premium-quality suction dentures.
Suction dentures bring a variety of benefits for patients. The first is the added advantage of having more retention than conventional dentures. This is due to the additional support of the suction vacuum. Other advantages, like the improvements in speech, mastication, and comfort, shows that suction dentures give more choice to the patient when deciding which solution is best for them.
Who is the ideal patient?
Many people who have missing teeth can benefit from suction dentures, but the primary patient-base who prefers this treatment are those who want to avoid minor oral surgical procedures. This can either be because of the cost or the invasiveness of the procedure. Those who also find conventional dentures clunky and difficult to keep in may also benefit from suction dentures. During a consultation, your dentist will be able to examine your mouth and determine if you are eligible for the treatment.
Who can benefit?
Just about anyone over the age of 18. You don’t have to belong to a private dental plan. You don’t even have to be a regular visitor at this practice.
What can I use it for?
You can use the loan to pay for most dental work, but it’s particularly suited to more costly private treatments, such as dental implants, orthodontic, aesthetic or cosmetic work. If you’re not sure whether it’s right for your treatment, please ask your dentist.
How much can I borrow?
Typically between £500 and £25,000 depending on the course of the treatment. This will be subject to ‘on-the-spot’ credit check. Most patients’ applications are approved there and then, so you can go ahead and schedule treatment immediately.
How do I repay the loan?
Much like any other loan, you repay it in affordable monthly payments over an agreed term. These payments are collected by Direct Debit.
How much will I pay?
You pay the cost of your treatment – no more and no less. Interest-free means just that!
What are the repayment terms?
Your dentist will be able to go through the various terms with you and agree the most suitable repayment period.
How do I apply?
Once you’ve agreed on a course of treatment – and a cost – with your dentist, we’ll make the credit application on your behalf. As soon as the credit check is complete and the loan process, you’ll receive written confirmation from the credit provider Simpler as that!
Who is the credit provider?
We’re working with one of the most respected credit providers in the business. Ask your dentist for details.
How often can I use the facility?
You can apply for an interest-free loan for each course of treatment, subject to the usual credit check.
The benefits: at a glance
For anyone considering using our interest-free loan facility to fund their private dental treatment, the benefits are clear.
You get the treatment you want – treatment that will make you look and feel a million times better.
You get to spread the cost of that treatment over a period that suits you.
Because it’s interest-free, our 0% loan can be a much more affordable alternative to credit cards or bank loans. It’s easy to apply and simple to repay by Direct Debit.
To discuss the benefits in more detail, speak to your dentist or one of the practice staff.
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