Purpose: A new experimental resilient denture liner (MPDS-SL; Lai Laboratories, Burnsville, MN) and Molloplast-B (Buffalo Dental Manufacturing, Syosset, NY) were clinically evaluated for compliance and color change over a 1-year period. Materials and Methods: In this crossover study, each of 20 patients had 2 dentures fabricated with long-term, silicone-based resilient liners, 1 denture with Molloplast-B and the other with MPDS-SL. Each denture was used for 6 months, during which time each patient kept a journal detailing his or her use and cleaning regimen. The 2 materials were assessed for compliance and color at the beginning of the study and again after 3 months and 6 months of use. Compliance was determined by applying a 3-1b force to the surface of the material following a square-wave pattern, using a closed-loop servohydraulic testing system. The force and position values were recorded using a storage oscilloscope. Compliance was measured at 3 locations on each denture and analyzed using data-acquisition software. Images of the dentures were captured using a zoom stereomicroscope with a charge-coupled video camera and image analysis software. The color was measured at 3 locations on each denture; RGB and L* a* b* were calculated. Results: Compliance increased from baseline to 3 months and from 3 months to 6 months for almost all locations on both materials. Molloplast-B and MPDS-SL differed in average change in compliance at 6 months; the average change in compliance from baseline to 6 months was 453 (standard error, 46) for Molloplast-B and 284 (standard error, 46) for MPDS-SL (p = 0.019). For both materials, color changed significantly from baseline to 3 months and from baseline to 6 months (p <0.01). MPDS-SL changed significantly less than Molloplast-B from baseline to 6 months for R (p = 0.039), G (p = 0.037), B (p = 0.005), and L* (p = 0.042). Conclusion: For both materials, compliance increased over 6 months of wear. The color change for MPDS-SL was considerably less significant than that for Molloplast-B.
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
This study was supported by a grant from the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry Summer Research Fellowship Program; by NIH/NCDR grants NIH/NIDCR T35-DE07098, NIH/NIDCR 5R44DE11638, and NIH/NIDCR P30-DE09737; and by the Minnesota Dental Research Center for Biomaterials and Biomechanics.
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