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Surface Adherence of Candida albicans to Different Polymethyl Methacrylate Resin Denture Base Materials

Achut R Devarhubli, VK Subbarao, NP Patil

Citation Information : Devarhubli AR, Subbarao V, Patil N. Surface Adherence of Candida albicans to Different Polymethyl Methacrylate Resin Denture Base Materials. World J Dent 2011; 2 (3):237-242.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10015-1089

Published Online: 01-09-2011

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2011; The Author(s).


Over the years researchers have reported on the frequency and distribution of yeast in the oropharynx of apparently normal individuals and those with systemic or mycotic diseases wearing dentures. Few workers have taken into consideration the role played by the legion of denture base materials on the occurrence and progression of denture stomatitis. Hence this study was undertaken with the objective of evaluating the in vitro adherence of Candida albicans to different denture base materials namely reinforced polymethyl methacrylate, Nonreinforced polymethyl methacrylate and Cobalt chrome alloy of which chrome cobalt alloy showed less adherence to candidal cells compared to the two polymethyl methacrylate resins.

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