Polident Science: Adhesive Formulation

Dual polymer system

Denture adhesives can help stabilise, secure and maintain denture performance.3,4

Polident adhesive 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 adhesive sealing action helps reduce food entrapment between the denture and mucosa by 74%.*5

*vs. no adhesive after 1 hour on a lower full denture5

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Maintaining denture performance

The Polident denture adhesive dual polymer system is designed to maintain denture performance when patients need it the most.

*vs. no adhesivevs. no adhesive, 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

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

Polident 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

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