San Diego Smile Center -  - Dentist

Paulo Cortes, DMD

Dentist located in Mira Mesa, San Diego, CA

Lower Suction Denture Specialist

Dentures are a necessity for many people who have lost their teeth due to decay or damage. They allow you to chew your food properly and help you speak clearly. Dr. Paulo Cortes and the staff of San Diego Smile Center are here to help you if your dentures have been damaged or broken. They are also capable of helping form a new set of dentures if you've had your teeth pulled. If you live in Mira Mesa within the San Diego area and need new dentures, call and make an appointment with Dr. Cortes as soon as possible.

Lower Suction Denture Q & A

by Paulo Cortes, DMD



"If your dentures are not becoming to you, you should be coming to us."

Lower dentures don’t have to “float” anymore!

Dr. Jiro Abe in Japan has developed a revolutionary new technique to achieve suction in lower denture! Up until now we all believed and were taught in dental school that suction on lower dentures was impossible and the only way to keep them stable was with costly implants.

In 2018, Dr. Cortes traveled abroad to get his certification in Lower Suction Denture technique. When Dr.Cortes first learned about this technique, he was immediately excited because this is a revolutionary technique and will not only benefit denture wearers but will improve their lives.


  • Revolutionary new impression technique using slow setting, high definition material to capture muscles of cheek and tongue
  • New teeth positioning to work in harmony with your muscle
  • High definition impression materials
  • Special bio-functional teeth
  • Lower distortion acrylic injection machine to gain superior fit
  • Adjustable articulator to simulate your jaw movements
  • Special contouring and shaping of the denture to work in harmony with your muscle movements when chewing and speaking while in function


  • 80% of patients are candidates for our lower suction dentures.
  • An exam will be performed in a consultation to see if you’re a candidate, but the level of suction will be known after the final impression is taken. Even if you’re not a candidate for lower suction dentures you will have a better fit. Food will not be as likely to get underneath your denture. 

These dentures are incredibly more biocompatible than conventional dentures. We still offer conventional dentures for those that need a more affordable option.

No Implants! No Suction Cups! No Gimmicks!



Accepted Insurance Providers

At San Diego Smile Center, we are dedicated to our patients' dental health. We accept a variety of insurance providers to make sure that all of our patients are covered. If your insurance is not listed or if you have any questions, please call our office to see how we can partner with you.

Anthem Blue Cross
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Delta Dental

Words from our patients

  • Google+

    "Dr. Cortes, his wife and his office staff are amazing. They made me feel so comfortable and right at home. They're positive energy is infectious! Very down to earth."

    Ashleymarie A.
  • Google+

    "I was in San Diego last week and the unexpected happened: I chipped my tooth!!! I searched for a dentist in the area and came across Dr. Cortes and his office."

    Freddie M.
  • Google+

    "They are a great team. I am assured they want to give the best dental service they possibly can to people. Their enthusiasm and good will is wonderful!"

    Theresa H.
  • Yelp

    "Dr Cortes is a breath of fresh air to the San Diego Smile Center practice. He is not only very meticulous and detail-oriented, but he also shows you what you have."

    Susy F.
  • Demandforce

    "I am very impressed with the dentist's knowledge and precision, he works swiftly and makes sure the job is very well done..."

    Yvette Z.
  • Demandforce

    "I have to say this dental office is the most caring office I have ever been to. They are so kind and passionate about his work."

    Kathy D.
San Diego Smile Center
10737 Camino Ruiz, Suite 120
Mira Mesa

San Diego, CA 92126
Phone: 858-206-8448
Fax: (858) 566-1589
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