Recent information and patient education regarding denture stabilizers

Hiroshi Murata
2018 The Journal of Clinical Dentistry  
Denture stabilizers are available on the retail market and often used by denture wearers to improve the function of an ill-fitting denture. They can be broadly divided into denture adhesives, available in cream, powder, and sheet (tape) forms, and home reliners, which are in cushion form. Although denture stabilizers were initially considered to have negligible effects, the usefulness of denture adhesives has been increasingly recognized by researchers in recent years. In those studies, cream
more » ... se studies, cream and powder types have been shown to be useful adjuncts for denture maintenance and denture prosthesis applications when used in a correct manner under suitable conditions. However, harmful effects caused by improper use are often found in patients. Therefore, it is important for dentists to acquire proper knowledge regarding denture adhesives and their correct application in order to take advantage of the materials and prevent incorrect use.
doi:10.14399/jacd.38.155 fatcat:jtrlafnwgzhrnedcpl3rvrtefu