CLINICAL EFFICACY OF A DENTURE ADHESIVE IN COMPLETE MAXILLARY DENTURES- A PILOT STUDY
Dr. Pankaj Datta*, Dr. Sonia Datta, Shailesh G. Vyas and Anupama Singh
Introduction: Complete denture retention is one of the most frequent problems encountered by the patients in cases with compromised denture bearing area. Denture adhesive can be used as a substitute for these patients. However the efficacy of these adhesive varies with different forms being available in the market. Also the duration upto which these adhesives remain effective also varies. The present study was undertaken to determine the clinical efficacy of test adhesive in improving the retentive strength of complete maxillary dentures in the given subjects. Materials and Methodology: Study design: A 7 days clinical trial involving 10 edentulous subjects wearing complete maxillary dentures. Study setting: The study was done in the OPD of Department of Prosthodontics, Inderprastha Dental College & Hospital, Ghaziabad. The study group was duly informed about the study and written consent was taken from them before their participation in the study in order to prevent any inconvenience and to ensure full cooperation. The study period was between 01.08.16 to 15.11.16. Results: Gender wise distribution of Study Population was 6 Males (60.00%), 4 Females (40.00%) and the mean age of study population (in years) was 66.60 + 2.06 (Age range 60 – 80 years). Conclusion: Within the limitations of the present study, it can be concluded that the retentive strength of maxillary complete denture significantly increases after application of denture adhesives. Freshmint denture adhesive was effective in improving retention of the complete maxillary dentures.
Keywords: Denture Adhesives, „Customized? Gnathometer, complete maxillary dentures, retention, Retentive strength.
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