The science behind Polident Adhesive
Dual polymer system
Polident adhesives’ dual polymer system is designed to maintain denture performance when individual patient factors limit retention.
Polident fixative dual polymer system consists of two ingredients: carboxymethyl cellulose (CMC) and polyvinyl methyl ether/maleic acid (PVM/MA).
- Two polymers are activated on contact with saliva, expand and cross-link to create an elastic polymer network
- This elastic network can resist both tensile forces and shear stresses
- Increasing both retention and stability of the denture2
Maintaining denture performance
The Polident denture adhesive dual polymer system is designed to maintain denture performance when patients need it the most.
*vs. no fixative†vs. no fixative, after 1 hour
Poligrip Fixative Science
Polident adhesive reduces irritation to gingival tissue from trapped food particles
In an in vitro model, a Polident adhesive reduced the impact of trapped food particles on gingival tissue.7