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STATEMENT OF PROBLEM Denture liners are well known for their poor physical properties that favor the accumulation of plaque and colonization by Candida species, which can irritate the oral tissues and lead to denture stomatitis. PURPOSE A systematic review was conducted to determine the feasibility of a prevention protocol for Candida colonization in(More)
OBJECTIVES This randomised clinical trial assessed how biofilm development and composition is affected by time and denture material type in denture wearers with and without denture stomatitis. METHODS Specimens of acrylic resin (control) and denture liners (silicone-based or acrylic resin based, depending on the experimental phase) were inserted into the(More)
BACKGROUND Soft denture lining-materials are more susceptible to microbial adhesion than hard denture base acrylic resin. Poor oral hygiene and Candida albicans infection are common among elderly denture wearers as these patients usually have difficulty in keeping them clean. PURPOSE To evaluate the influence of the oral hygiene methods on the formation(More)
The preservation of teeth to support an attachment-retained overdenture is an appropriate and stable alternative to extractions and complete dentures. A key to success is the strategic selection of teeth for retention. This clinical report discusses a method for fabricating an overdenture based on a combination of direct and indirect impression techniques.(More)
This study verified the effect of the association gypsum or silicone investment support materials and water immersion on the relative tooth movement in complete dentures. Wax record bases with teeth were assigned to 2 groups (n=10): 1--type III dental stone (control), and 2--condensation silicone. Linear distances (mm) between teeth were recorded after(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the effect of ceramic surface treatments on tensile bond strength (sigma) and the mode of failure of a resin bonded to a feldspathic glass and a low-crystalline ceramic, testing the hypothesis that a silica coating treatment is unnecessary for both the glass and the low-crystalline ceramic. METHODS 10 blocks of each the feldspathic(More)
OBJECTIVES This study evaluated the influence of different shades of flowable resin composite used as luting agent on the final shade of porcelain veneers of different opacities over A2 and B1 simulated dental substrate. MATERIALS AND METHODS One millimeter monolithic (enamel E1.0 or dentin D1.0) and bilayer (E0.5D0.5) porcelain discs shade A2 were paired(More)
The socio-economic and psychological factors and the use of and need for dental prostheses have been associated with prevalence and severity of temporomandibular disorders (TMD). The aim of this study was to evaluate the association of socio-economic and psychological factors, use of and need for dental prostheses with the prevalence and severity of signs(More)
This study evaluated retrospectively the association among occlusal, periodontal and implant-prosthetic parameters and marginal bone loss (MBL) around implants and survival rate at 5.7 ±3.2 years of follow-up after prosthetic loading. Eighty-two patients received 164 external hexagon implants. After the standard healing period (3 to 6 months), the implants(More)
OBJECTIVES This in vivo study evaluated the influence of controlled diabetes on biofilm formation on a soft denture liner in elderly patients. BACKGROUND Soft denture lining materials are more susceptible to microbial colonisation than denture base acrylic resins. Especially in the elderly, several predisposing factors may accumulate leading to an(More)