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A Study to Evaluate and Compare Efficacy of Denture Adhesives in Complete Denture Patients

Supreet Kaur Chhabra, Sandeep Garg, Nidhi Mangtani Kalra

Keywords : denture adhesives, retention, dislodging force, digital force gauge

Citation Information : Chhabra SK, Garg S, Kalra NM. A Study to Evaluate and Compare Efficacy of Denture Adhesives in Complete Denture Patients. 2018; 6 (1):7-13.

DOI: 10.1055/s-0038-1671811

License: CC BY-NC-ND 4.0

Published Online: 18-09-2018

Copyright Statement:  © 2018 Bhojia Dental College and Hospital affiliated to Himachal Pardesh University


Aim To evaluate and compare the retentive ability of commonly available denture adhesives in completely edentulous patient at different time intervals. Materials and Methods Ten completely edentulous patients were included in the present in vivo study. Complete dentures were fabricated, and retention of maxillary denture was recorded with and without denture adhesives (Fixon Supergrip powder, Fittydent paste, Super Poligrip powder, and Fit Fix powder) at 15 minutes, 1 hour, and 2 hours intervals for all patients. Force at which denture dislodged was recorded with digital force gauge and was considered as retentive value. Data obtained were tabulated and subjected to statistical analysis using SPSS software version 17.5 (Trial version). Intragroup comparison was done using paired t-test. Intergroup comparison was done using analysis of variance (ANOVA) followed by post hoc Tukey's test. p-Value ≤ 0.05 was considered significant in all tests. Results Mean retention force of maxillary complete denture achieved with all four denture adhesives was significantly better than without adhesive at all time intervals. Intragroup comparison showed that each adhesive exhibited no change (p ≤ 0.05) in retention from 15 minutes to 2 hours interval except Fixon Supergrip powder adhesive which showed significant decrease (p = 0.009) in retention from 1 hour to 2 hours. Intergroup comparison revealed no statistically significant difference in retention of maxillary dentures with different denture adhesives at all time intervals (p ≥ 0.05). Conclusion Within the limitations of the study, it was concluded from the present study that all four adhesives irrespective of their form can be used to improve retention of dentures.

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