Denture adhesive use in complete dentures: Clinical recommendations and review of the literature

Self Instruction Exercise No. 315
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Exercise No. 315
Subject Code: 671
Complete Dentures

The 15 questions for this exercise are based on the article, Denture adhesive use in complete dentures: Clinical recommendations and review of the literature on pages 467-477. This exercise was developed by William U. Wax, DDS, FAGD, in association with the General Dentistry Self-Instruction committee.

Reading the article and successfully completing this exercise will enable you to understand:

  • the problems associated with denture adhesives;
  • the advantages of using denture adhesives; and
  • how to use denture adhesives correctly.

Answers for this exercise must be received by October 31, 2013.

  1. All of the following are considered factors in denture retention except one. Which is the exception?

    A. Atmospheric pressure
    B. Quality of saliva
    C. TMD
    D. Denture adaptation

  2. Residual ridge resorption is a lifelong challenge for the denture patient. Methods have been devised to help cope with this problem.

    A. Both statements are true.
    B. The first statement is true; the second is false.
    C. The first statement is false; the second is true.
    D. Both statements are false.

  3. Denture adhesives improve all of the following except one. Which is the exception?

    A. Retention
    B. Appearance
    C. Stability
    D. Function

  4. All of the following may affect denture retention except one. Which is the exception?

    A. Reduced adaptive capacity
    B. Compromised oral anatomy
    C. Medication side effects
    D. Increased bite force

  5. Which of the following has been linked to negative side effects in denture adhesives?

    A. Zinc
    B. Calcium
    C. Iron
    D. Potassium

  6. All of the following are listed components of denture adhesives except one. Which is the exception?

    A. Mineral oil
    B. Karaya gum
    C. Flaxseed oil
    D. Carboxymethyl cellulose

  7. Corticosterioids can be incorporated in denture adhesives to treat oral lesions. The stabilization of the denture by the adhesive is more beneficial than the addition of any antifungals.

    A. Both statements are true.
    B. The first statement is true; the second is false.
    C. The first statement is false; the second is true.
    D. Both statements are false.

  8. The irritating effects of denture adhesives may result in

    A. improved intersurface contact.
    B. increased fungal growth.
    C. bacterial accumulation in the adhesive.
    D. damage to the blood vessels.

  9. All of the following are symptoms of zinc overdosage except one. Which is the exception?

    A. Jaundice
    B. Cramps
    C. Headache
    D. Nausea

  10. Long-term retention of denture adhesives may cause all of the following except one. Which is the exception?

    A. Severe irritation of the oral tissues
    B. Adhesive solidification
    C. Increased denture adhesion
    D. Damage to the denture

  11. Denture adhesives should be applied generously. When applying denture adhesive, the denture should always be dry.

    A. Both statements are true.
    B. The first statement is true; the second is false.
    C. The first statement is false; the second is true.
    D. Both statements are false.

  12. With reference to longitudinal studies, the longest study of adhesive use on denture serviceability was ____________ months.

    A. two
    B. four
    C. six
    D. eight

  13. In the Australian study, what percentage of patients refrained from using adhesive in their dentures?

    A. 20.5%
    B. 32.9%
    C. 48.0%
    D. 52.0%

  14. In the Divaris et al study, what percentage of patients used a denture adhesive?

    A. 2%
    B. 5%
    C. 10%
    D. 15%

  15. Because denture adhesives may become contaminated with fungus and/or bacteria, one set of authors suggested restricting usage in _________________ patients.

    A. xerostomic
    B. pregnant
    C. prosthetic joint
    D. immunocompromised


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