An Evaluation of the Adherence of Candida albicans on the Surface of Heat Cure Denture Base Material Subjected to Different Stages of Polishing 2360-2363
Dr. Anil Kumar Gujjari,
Room No. 10, Department of Prosthodontics, JSS Dental College and Hospital, SS Nagar, Mysore-570015, India.
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Background: Candidiasis is common in denture wearers. Rough surfaces of dentures promote denture plaque formation and maturation, thus justifying the need for smooth surfaces. Proper finishing and polishing of dentures provide smooth surfaces.
Thus, this study was done to assess the adherence of Candida to heat polymerized acrylic resin surfaces which were subjected to different stipulated polishing methods.
Material and Methods: A total of 48 acrylic resin specimens of dimension 10x10x3 mm3 were fabricated and divided into four groups, A, B,C and D, with 12 specimens in each group, according to method of polishing step which was employed. Subsequently, they were subjected to an adherence assay. All the data was statistically analyzed by using One-way ANOVA and differences within the groups were analyzed by using independent sample t-test.
Results: Results revealed that group A which was unpolished had a mean adherence of 2.92 and it was finished by using sand papers. Group B had a mean adherence of 0.5 and it was finished by using sand papers, followed by polishing with pumice. Group C had a mean adherence of 2.92 and finishing was done by using sandpaper which was followed by polishing with the use of pumice and rouge. Group D had a mean adherence of 37.1667.
Conclusion: Finishing specimens of heat cure denture base resin with sand paper of progressive grits alone exhibited minimum Candidal adherence. Specimens which were finished by using sand papers of progressive grits, followed by polishing with pumice reduced Candidal adherence marginally as compared to that in control group. Finishing specimens of heat cure denture base resin by using above steps, followed by rouge, showed maximum Candidal adherence.