Poligrip science: fixative formulation
Dual polymer system
Denture fixatives can help stabilise, secure and maintain denture performance.3,4
Poligrip 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
Poligrip helps seal and protect against food entrapment
Poligrip fixative sealing action helps reduce food entrapment between the denture and mucosa by 74%.*5
*vs. no fixative after 1 hour on a lower full denture5
Maintaining denture performance
The Poligrip denture fixative dual polymer system is designed to maintain denture performance when patients need it the most.
*vs. no fixative †vs. no fixative, after 1 hour
“…patient ratings showed that denture adhesives may improve the denture wearer’s perceptions in retention, stability, and quality of life…”6
Poligrip reduces irritation to gingival tissue from trapped food particles
In an in vitro model, a Poligrip fixative reduced the impact of trapped food particles on gingival tissue.7