Denture fixatives: Poligrip Fixative Science and Technology

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Poligrip helps reduce food entrapment*1

Poligrip denture fixatives help seal the area between the denture base and mucosal surface to prevent food particles getting trapped.

*vs no adhesive

Graph: bite force scale with and without denture fixative

Clinically proven improved hold for up to 12 hours in well-fitting dentures*

Denture movement is one of the most common concerns of patients with dentures.3 The multiple polymer technology of Poligrip denture fixatives is activated on contact with saliva for rapid and long-lasting adhesion.

Your recommendation of Poligrip fixative can offer patients:

  • Clinically proven improvement in bite force*4
  • Improved denture fit and comfort*4

*vs no fixative.

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Poligrip fixatives help improve patient comfort*4

In a clinical study, 87% of patients with newly fitted dentures required adjustment after 1-week wear due to discomfort resulting from ulcerations.5

Using Poligrip denture fixative helps protect from gum irritation all day and provide improved denture fit and comfort.*4

*vs no fixative.

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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

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White paper on guidelines for the use of denture fixatives

Denture fixatives

A global taskforce convened by the Oral Health Foundation has published guidelines on the use of denture fixatives.7

This editorially independent publication recognised the benefits of denture fixatives for patients with dentures:7

“Denture fixatives can enhance the retention of, and reduce food accumulation beneath well-fitting complete dentures”7

“Denture fixatives can be beneficial to the patient. They may enhance comfort, provide psychological satisfaction, increase confidence and thus wellbeing, while increasing retention and stability, and improving function”7

Access the guidelines in full here.

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