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Candida Adherence and Different Denture Bases

Sahar Elkholy, Walid Lofty


Objective: The current study was designed to evaluate and compare the adherence of Candida albicans mixed with saliva to different denture base materials. Materials and Methods: Total samples were forty eight, twelve squares (10 x 10 x 2) of every material (heat cure PMMA, heat cure soft relining, Bio-Dentaplast, and vertex thermo sense rigid). Half of the samples were polished and the other half of the samples were left unpolished. Each denture base specimen was vertically placed in the test tube containing 5 ml artificial saliva and 5 ml C. albicans cultured, incubated and counted. Results: A highly statistical significant difference in C. albicans adhesion was indicated between the six test groups compared to control polished or unpolished acrylic resin groups. With soft liner material there was no significant difference between polished and unpolished samples regarding adhesion of C. albicans. Conclusion: Polyamide exhibited the least C. albicans adherence followed by acetyl resin comparing with the conventional heat cured acrylic resin and it was significantly more decreased with polished materials over unpolished materials. Heat cure acrylic soft liner material revealed the higher C. albicans adherence, with no significant difference between polished and unpolished material.


Keywords: Denture base material, Candida albicans, heat cure acrylic resin, flexible denture base, soft liner


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Sahar Elkholy, Walid Lofty. Candida Adherence and Different Denture Bases. Research & Reviews: A Journal of Dentistry. 2018; 9(1): 23–28p.


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