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J Int Soc Prev Community Dent. 2016 May-Jun;6(3):245-50. doi: 10.4103/2231-0762.183106. Epub 2016 May 30.

Retention of denture bases fabricated by three different processing techniques - An in vivo study.

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Department of Prosthodontics, Narayana Dental College and Hospital, Nellore, Andhra Pradesh, India.
Department of Prosthodontics, Drs Sudha and Nageswara Rao Siddhartha Institute of Dental Sciences, Chinnaoutpalli, Gannavaram, Andhra Pradesh, India.



Distortion due to Polymerization shrinkage compromises the retention. To evaluate the amount of retention of denture bases fabricated by conventional, anchorized, and injection molding polymerization techniques.


Ten completely edentulous patients were selected, impressions were made, and master cast obtained was duplicated to fabricate denture bases by three polymerization techniques. Loop was attached to the finished denture bases to estimate the force required to dislodge them by retention apparatus. Readings were subjected to nonparametric Friedman two-way analysis of variance followed by Bonferroni correction methods and Wilcoxon matched-pairs signed-ranks test.


Denture bases fabricated by injection molding (3740 g), anchorized techniques (2913 g) recorded greater retention values than conventional technique (2468 g). Significant difference was seen between these techniques.


Denture bases obtained by injection molding polymerization technique exhibited maximum retention, followed by anchorized technique, and least retention was seen in conventional molding technique.


Acrylic resins; anchorized technique; injection molding technique; retention apparatus

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