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VOLUME 8 , ISSUE 5 ( July, 2007 ) > List of Articles

RESEARCH ARTICLE

Surface Roughness and Adherence of Candida Albicans on Soft Lining Materials as Influenced by Accelerated Aging

Banu Filiz Tari, Dilek Nalbant, Funda Dogruman Al, Semra Kustimur

Citation Information : Tari BF, Nalbant D, Dogruman Al F, Kustimur S. Surface Roughness and Adherence of Candida Albicans on Soft Lining Materials as Influenced by Accelerated Aging. J Contemp Dent Pract 2007; 8 (5):18-25.

DOI: 10.5005/jcdp-8-5-18

License: CC BY-NC 3.0

Published Online: 00-07-2007

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2007; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Aim

Candida albicans (C. albicans) has been widely associated with the etiology of denture-related stomatitis and has been found on soft denture lining materials. The aim of this study was to examine the surface roughness and adherence of C. albicans to saliva coated and non-coated soft lining materials by subjecting them to an in vitro accelerated aging test.

Methods and Materials

Samples were prepared from three soft lining materials (Visco Gel, Ufi Gel P, Molloplast B). Surface roughness measurements and adhesion of C. albicans were examined before and after an aging process. The stimulated human whole saliva was used to assess its effect on adhesion.

Results

The aging process promotes the surface roughness of soft lining materials. The aging surface roughness of Visco Gel was significantly higher than Ufi Gel P and Molloplast B. No significant difference was observed between non-aged and uncoated materials, but aged and uncoated soft lining materials showed a greater adherence of C. albicans. No significant difference was observed between non-aged and saliva coated materials, but aged and saliva coated soft lining materials showed a greater adherence of C. albicans.

Conclusions

Candidosis induced by C. albicans is the most common fungal infection. Awareness of susceptibility of soft lining materials to the adherence of C. albicans is an important factor in their selection. The use of soft lining materials with smooth surfaces minimizes the adherence of C. albicans.

Citation

Tari BF, Nalbant D, Dogruman Al F, Kustimur S. Surface Roughness and Adherence of Candida Albicans on Soft Lining Materials as Influenced by Accelerated Aging. J Contemp Dent Pract 2007 July;(8)5:018-025.


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