AURELIANA CARAIANE, GHEORGHE RAFTU, ELENA CLAUDIA SIN, STELIANA GABRIELA BUSTIUC THE EFFICUENCY OF CREAM ADHESIVES FOR PROSTHESIS EVALUATED BY THE WEARER OF ACRYLIC TOTAL PROSTHESIS The purpose of the study was the clinical evaluation of two types of adhesive cream for prostheses. The group consisted of 46 whole-edged toothless male and female patients treated with acrylic total prosthesis. 23 of the study participants used Corega Neutro (GlaxoSmithKline) and other 23 of the patients used Fixodent Neutral (P & G) adhesive. The patients used the adhesive for 7 consecutive days.After a day’s break, patients filled in a questionnaire in which they appreciated the different qualities of adhesive cream such as a total improvement of the denture retention, improved chewing and phonetic function, or ease of use. The use of the two types of adhesive creams improved significantly in approximately equal proportions the retention of total prostheses, masticatory function and phonetic function. There were no statistically significant differences between the main properties of the tested adhesive creams.
Keywords: adhesive cream for prostheses, retention, mastication