Document Type : Research Article
Background: Denture adhesive improves retention, decreases tissue discomfort, prevents strangulation of the mucosal blood supply, and reduces the frequency of adjustments even in a well fitting denture. The occlusal bite force is an important factor affecting the life of the prosthesis and the patient comfort function and esthetics.
Aim: The main purpose of the study was to evaluate the force generated in complete denture patients using the prescale Fujifilm before and after application of 3 different forms of denture adhesives.
Material and Methodology: In this study, the difference in occlusal force was evaluated which are created by different types of denture adhesives. A total of 30 subjects were included and three different denture adhesive viz., powdered adhesives, paste form and adhesive strips were used .The forces were evaluated using a prescale film which can precisely measure pressure and pressure distribution. Red patches appear on the film when pressure is applied and the colour density changes according to the various pressure levels.The variation of occlusal force that were seen on the prescale film that helped in determining if application of denture adhesive increases bite force and hence chewing efficiency. Also in determining which type of denture adhesive was more efficient in increasing bite force and more patient friendly.
Conclusion: It was concluded that application of denture adhesives increased bite force due to increase in the stability of the complete denture. It was concluded that denture adhesive strips generated more force than the denture adhesive paste and that the paste generated more force than the denture adhesive powder. FORCE generated (STRIPS > PASTE > POWDER) Keywords: Denture adhesive, prescale fuji film, bite force, adhesive powder, paste and strips.