alexa Attachment of Candida albicans to denture base acrylic resin processed by three different methods.


Journal of Microbial & Biochemical Technology

Author(s): Young B, McCord F, Jose A, Cameron D, Murray C

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Denture stomatitis is a debilitating disease associated with the presence of adherent Candida albicans. This study compared the attachment capacity of C. albicans to three different acrylic resin materials (self-curing [SC], conventional pressure-packed [CPP], and injection-molded [IM]) to determine whether the physical properties of the materials influenced candidal attachment. No significant differences in attachment between the isolates were observed for each acrylic resin. However, a comparison of the mean of all isolates showed significantly less attachment to SC than to CPP (P < .05). These data indicate that choice of denture acrylic resin material may influence the capacity for developing denture stomatitis.

This article was published in Int J Prosthodont. and referenced in Journal of Microbial & Biochemical Technology

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