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Long-Term Soft Denture Lining Materials

Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Institute of Engineering Materials and Biomaterials, Silesian University of Technology, ul. Konarskiego 18a, Gliwice 44-100, Poland
Department of Prosthetic Dentistry, Medical University of Silesia, pl. Akademicki 17, Bytom 41-902, Poland
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Materials 2014, 7(8), 5816-5842;
Received: 13 May 2014 / Revised: 31 July 2014 / Accepted: 1 August 2014 / Published: 12 August 2014
(This article belongs to the Section Biomaterials)
Long-term soft denture lining (LTSDL) materials are used to alleviate the trauma associated with wearing complete dentures. Despite their established clinical efficacy, the use of LTSDLs has been limited due to the unfavorable effects of the oral environment on some of their mechanical and performance characteristics. The unresolved issue of LTSDL colonization by Candida albicans is particularly problematic. Silicone-based LTSDL (SLTSDL) materials, which are characterized by more stable hardness, sorption and solubility than acrylic-based LTSDLs (ALTSDLs), are currently the most commonly used LTSDLs. However, SLTSDLs are more prone to debonding from the denture base. Moreover, due to their limitations, the available methods for determining bond strength do not fully reflect the actual stability of these materials under clinical conditions. SLTSDL materials exhibit favorable viscoelastic properties compared with ALTSDLs. Furthermore, all of the lining materials exhibit an aging solution-specific tendency toward discoloration, and the available cleansers are not fully effective and can alter the mechanical properties of LTSDLs. Future studies are needed to improve the microbiological resistance of LTSDLs, as well as some of their performance characteristics. View Full-Text
Keywords: dental materials; dentures; polymers; edentulism; soft lining; Candida albicans dental materials; dentures; polymers; edentulism; soft lining; Candida albicans
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Chladek, G.; Żmudzki, J.; Kasperski, J. Long-Term Soft Denture Lining Materials. Materials 2014, 7, 5816-5842.

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