Denture Fixative: Poligrip Fixative Science and 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

Poligrip Fixative effects

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

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“…patient ratings showed that denture adhesives may improve the denture wearer’s perceptions in retention, stability, and quality of life…”6

Poligrip Fixative Science

Oral tissue after 12 hours of agitation with poppy seeds and acrylic disks in laboratory tests

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

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