Estimation Of Adherance Of Candida Albicans To Different Denture Base Materials And Its Relationship With Denture Stomatitis – An In Vivo Study
Background - Candida albicans is the most common human oral fungi frequently recovered from the denture surface causing denture stomatitis. Modern treatment approaches suppress the normal host defense mechanisms, alter the normal human microbial flora& allow non bacterial species to become more prevalent in commensal flora.
Aims & Objectives - The objective of the present study was to evaluate the prevalence & incidence of Candida albicans in DPI & Lucitone 199 heat cure acrylic denture wearers & its relationship with denture stomatitis.
Materials & Methods – The study was conducted at our institution wherein 52 edentulous patients enrolled in the study .These patients were randomly assigned to two groups DPI and Lucitone 199 . Dentures were made using the two materials . At three months follow up swab samples were taken from the denture surfaces and sent to lab for culture .
Result – The prevalence of Candida albicans in denture wearers was found to be 23%. The incidence of denture stomatitis was 27%. Prevalence of Candida albicans & incidence of denture stomatitis was less with Lucitone 199 heat cure acrylic dentures.
Conclusion - Any treatment that we do should not be cause of other pathology. Denture stomatitis falls into such category. Follow up should be done on a mandatory basis to evaluate the changes & performing necessary modifications.
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