Candida albicans colonization of surface-sealed interim soft liners

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This in-vivo investigation evaluated the effect of 2 denture sealer agents on the microbial colonization of a newly placed soft interim denture liner during a period of 14 days. Materials and Methods: An interim soft denture liner (Coe-Soft; GC America, Alsip, IL) was coated with 2 different denture surface sealants (Palaseal [Heraeus Kulzer, Irvine, CA] and MonoPoly [Plastodent, New York, NY]). Three rectangular wells of 1 cm wide x 2 cm long x 2 mm deep were placed in the intaglio of 10 maxillary complete dentures and filled with the soft liner material. The soft liner surface was treated with Palaseal (first well) and Mono-Poly (second well), and the unsealed (third well) was used as a control. These were exposed to the oral cavity for 14 days. The effect the sealant had in the prevention of Candidal colonization in vivo of the soft liner material was evaluated. Microbiological specimens were recovered from all samples and cultivated. Microbiological data from the control and 2-test samples in each denture were tabulated, and statistical analyses were performed. Results: This investigation showed clear differences (p < .001) between the sealed and unsealed soft liners. The sealed material showed significantly less colonization by yeast and bacteria. Intercomparison of the surface denture sealers, Palaseal versus Mono-Poly, showed no statistically significant differences (p < .005) in total yeast or bacterial colonization. Conclusion: Coating of Coe-Soft denture liner with either Palaseal or Mono-Poly significantly decreased yeast and bacterial colonization. J Prosthodont 2000;9:184-188. Copyright © 2000 by The American College of Prosthodontists.

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