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The aim of this study was to evaluate objectively and clinically the relative improvement in retention forces of complete dentures with the use of three proprietary denture fixatives. Using the UCL Retentiometer, retention forces of ill-fitting maxillary complete dentures were measured with saliva alone as the interface medium and with the use of the three(More)
OBJECTIVES To investigate the knowledge and appropriateness of practices relating to RPD clasps of dentists working in NWFP. STUDY DESIGN & SETTING A questionnaire-based-survey conducted at the Department of Prosthodontics, Khyber College of Dentistry Peshawar. SUBJECTS & METHODS Participant's qualifications, experience in dental practice and the(More)
Using the UCL retentiometer, the effect of three proprietary denture fixatives has been clinically investigated in 14 dentate subjects wearing mucosal-borne acrylic palatal plates over periods of 6 hours. The results showed that retention forces with saliva for the well-fitting plates were significantly better when compared with the forces for the(More)
STATEMENT OF PROBLEM Physical retention of a denture depends on adhesion of a salivary film to its fitting surface and supporting tissues. Adhesion is influenced by many factors. PURPOSE This study examined the effect of the texture of the fitting surface on denture retention. MATERIAL AND METHODS According to the method developed, mucosal-supported(More)
The effect of denture fixatives on incisal biting forces was investigated in five subjects wearing maxillary complete dentures. Forces required to displace new and old dentures with and without fixatives were measured up to six hours post-insertion using a force transducer. The results showed that incisal forces were greater with new dentures than with old(More)
DATA SOURCES The Cochrane Oral Health Group Trials Register, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, Medline, OLDMedline, Embase, Zetoc (Zetoc provides access to the British Library's electronic table of contents of approx. 20,000 current journals and 16,000 conference proceedings published per year. The database covers 1993 to date and is updated(More)
A comparison was made of the disinfection achieved in impressions taken in Blueprint Asept alginate impression material and those taken in the plain brand of this material disinfected by immersion in 1% Hycolin solution for one minute. The plain Blueprint impression material without disinfection was used as a control. Impressions were taken of dies which(More)
Since Shea described the stapedectorny, many physicians have developed modifications of the technique, prosthesis or instrumentation. We have adopted one of the most recent advances to the treatment of otosclerosis, CO2 laser. Interventions were carried out in 20 consecutive ears using CO2 laser. Otosclerosis with type I, II and III foci were diagnosed and(More)