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Physical-chemical aspects of denture retention and stability: a review of the literature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  385837     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The physical-chemical mechanism of retention of dentures is a highly complex one. A review of the literature suggests in addition that retention also is a personal phenomenon under the control of numerous factors. Chief among the factors involved in the retention of a well-adapted denture are the forces related to the wetting of the denture and of the mucosal surfaces and the cohesive or intermolecular characteristics of the saliva. The ill-fitting denture most often results from an increase of variation in the denture-mucosa interspace, probably due to bone resorption rather than to any major changes in the physical-chemical factors.
R E Lindstrom; J Pawelchak; A Heyd; W J Tarbet
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of prosthetic dentistry     Volume:  42     ISSN:  0022-3913     ISO Abbreviation:  J Prosthet Dent     Publication Date:  1979 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1979-12-18     Completed Date:  1979-12-18     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0376364     Medline TA:  J Prosthet Dent     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  371-5     Citation Subset:  D; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Atmospheric Pressure
Chemistry, Physical
Denture Retention*
Denture, Complete*
Models, Biological
Palate / physiology
Physicochemical Phenomena
Saliva / physiology
Surface Properties
Surface Tension

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