ISSN: 0975-8798, 0976-156X
Smita Musani, Ramandeep Dugal, Mukund Kothavade
The dental profession has been slow to accept denture adhesives as a means to enhance denture retention, stability and function. Despite considerable documentation advocating patient’s use of adhesives, many dentists view adhesive usage as a poor reflection of their clinical skills and prosthetic expertise. This article outlines the mechanism of denture adhesive action, and discusses the clinical relevance of study findings and expert opinions. If properly used, denture adhesives can be an asset to the dentist's armamentarium. This article reviews much of the recent research on adhesives and outlines their advantages and disadvantages.
Published Date: 2010-12-31;