Denture Fixative: Polident Fixative Science and Formulation
Dual polymer system
Denture fixatives can help stabilise, secure and maintain denture performance.3,4
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
Polident helps seal and protect against food entrapment
Polident 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 Polident 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
Polident Fixative Science
Polident reduces irritation to gingival tissue from trapped food particles
In an in vitro model, a Polident fixative reduced the impact of trapped food particles on gingival tissue.7
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