Role of denture adhesive on the incisive force in denture wearers
Objective: To evaluate the incisive force exerted by the complete denture wearers with use of denture adhesive and without denture adhesive.
Methodology: Eight patients with complete maxillary and mandibular dentures were selected. Using custom made gnathometer, incisive forces were measured before and after using denture adhesive. Three different brands of adhesives like Fixon (powder), Fixon (cream) and Denofit (cream) were used for the study.
Results: The mean incisive force without adhesive was 562.5 g, with Fixon powder it was 1056.2 g, with Fixon cream it was 2000 g and with Denofit cream it was 1368 g.
Conclusion: When denture adhesives are used great incisive force was required to dislodge the maxillary and mandibular complete dentures.