Incorporation of antimicrobial macromolecules in acrylic denture base resins: a research composition and update.

@article{Sivakumar2014IncorporationOA,
  title={Incorporation of antimicrobial macromolecules in acrylic denture base resins: a research composition and update.},
  author={Indumathi Sivakumar and Kuthalingam Subbiah Arunachalam and Suresh M. C. Sajjan and Alluri Venkata Ramaraju and B. Tirumala Rao and Bindu Kamaraj},
  journal={Journal of prosthodontics : official journal of the American College of Prosthodontists},
  year={2014},
  volume={23 4},
  pages={284-90}
}
Contemporary research in acrylic denture base materials focuses on the development of a novel poly(methyl methacrylate) (PMMA) resin with antimicrobial properties. Although PMMA resin has fulfilled all the requirements of an ideal denture base material, its susceptibility to microbial colonization in the oral environment is a formidable concern to clinicians. Many mechanisms including the absence of ionic charge in the methyl methacrylate resins, hydrophobic interactions, electrostatic… CONTINUE READING