The deterioration of six commercial resilient denture lining materials immersed in seven groups of denture cleansers was investigated. Although the grades of deterioration of these soft liners were not related to the amount of peroxide content or the pH of denture cleansers, the effects of peroxide cleansers were, with few exceptions, more severe than those of the other types. For example, an enzyme cleanser caused severe changes of one soft liner. The grades of surface porosity were correlated well with the log of the gelation time of the tissue conditioners (except for one soft liner), in four kinds of peroxide cleansers. These results suggest that various components of denture cleansers and soft lining materials, particularly peroxides, in cleansers and gel formation components of soft liners play important roles in the deterioration of soft liners caused by cleansers.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Oral Surgery