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Denture Cleansers Affect the Mechanical Behavior of Heat Polymerized Acrylic Resins
Faiza Amin , Sidra Akram2 , Amir Akbar Shaikh3
(Pages 87 - 92)

1. Assistant Professor, Dow Dental College Dow University of Health Sciences.Science of Dental Materials.
2. Assistant Professor, Dental section, Dow International Medical College, Dow University of Health Sciences.
3. Assistant Professor, Ziauddin University.

Corresponding author: “Dr Faiza Amin”

Volume 24, Issue 2  (April - June 2015)

Open Access


The aim of this study was to examine the surface hardness of denture base resins after immersed in four commercially available denture cleansers solution.

Study Design

In vitro experimental study.


A Total of one hundred and four specimens of measuring 13 mm×4 mm were fabricated. These 104 specimens were randomly divided into six groups. Each group consists of 18 specimens. These groups were: baseline (0 day dry), artificial saliva (control);Fittydent denture cleanser tablets;Fixodentdenture cleanser tablets, polident and corega. After 60 days of immersion in their respective experimental group, the specimens were tested for Vickers microhardness with Vickers microhardness tester.Statistical analysis was carried out by using SPSS 16 version.


There was statistically significant difference in the surface hardness among all groups (p < 0.001) after 60 daysof immersion.


Surface hardness of denture base resins decreased after immersion in denture cleansers.


Denture base, Denture cleanser, Vickers microhardness.

How to CITE

Amin F, Akram S, Shaikh AA. Denture Cleansers Affect the Mechanical Behavior of Heat Polymerized Acrylic Resins. J Pak Dent Assoc 2015; 24(2):87-92.