Author(s): Teraoka F, Nakagawa M, Takahashi J
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Abstract The purpose of this study was to investigate the retention force of complete palate coverage and palate-less dentures made with three polymerization systems (DS system, SR-Ivocap system, microwave polymerization system) in vitro. The retention force between each denture and a polyurethane model by intervening artificial saliva was measured using a tensile tester. In addition, discrepancies between the denture base and the stone cast were measured at several points. The retention force of complete palate coverage and palate-less dentures made with the 3 polymerization systems shows that the DS system had a greater retention force than the SR-Ivocap system and the microwave system. Moreover, the retention force of palate-less dentures was greater than that of complete dentures only in the case of the DS system. The interaction of the polymerization system and the denture type also had a statistically significant effect on the retention force. Dentures made with the DS system had smaller discrepancies compared with dentures processed with the other systems. The retention force correlated very closely with discrepancies at the denture border and the residual ridge.
This article was published in Dent Mater J
and referenced in Journal of Oral Hygiene & Health