Failure mechanisms in denture adhesives.

  title={Failure mechanisms in denture adhesives.},
  author={Yiran An and Danyang Li and Nima Roohpour and Julien E Gautrot and Asa H Barber},
  journal={Dental materials : official publication of the Academy of Dental Materials},
  volume={32 5},
OBJECTIVE The mechanical properties of bio adhesives in oral care application are expected to be critical in defining the stability and release of devices such as dentures from the oral tissue. A multiscale experimental mechanical approach is used to evaluate the performance of denture adhesive materials. METHODS The inherent mechanical behavior of denture fixatives was examined by separating adhesive material from a representative polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) surface using atomic force… CONTINUE READING