Denture Adhesives - A Literature Review
Sudhanshu Shekar* and Sanjeev Mittal
Department of Prosthodontics, Maharishi Markandeshwar University, Ambala, Haryana, India
- *Corresponding Author:
- Sudhanshu Shekar
Department of Prosthodontics
Maharishi Markandeshwar University
Ambala, Haryana, India
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Received date : January 17, 2016 Accepted date : February 23, 2016 Published date : February 29, 2016
Citation: Shekar S, Mittal S (2016) Denture Adhesives - A Literature Review. Dentistry 6:364. doi:10.4172/2161-1122.1000364
Copyright: © 2016 Shekar S, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Successful complete denture treatment combines exemplary technique, effective patient rapport and education and familiarity with all possible management options to provide the highest degree of patient satisfaction. Dentists need to know about denture adhesives to be able to identify those patients who actually need them and to be able to educate them about the advantages, disadvantages and correct use of these products. Denture adhesives are commercially available nontoxic, soluble materials that when applied to the tissue surface of dentures enhance their retention, stability and performance. They were introduced in dentistry in the late 18th century. The first patent related to adhesives was issued in 1913, followed in the 1920s and 1930s. The purpose of the use of denture adhesives can be described as to subjectively benefit denture-wearers with improved stability, retention and comfort of their dentures, and with improved incisal force, masticatory ability, and confidence.