Candida albicans adherence on silicone elastomers: Effect of polymerisation duration and exposure to simulated saliva and nasal secretion

Kurtulmus H., Kumbuloglu O. , Ozcan M., Ozdemir G. , Vural C.

DENTAL MATERIALS, cilt.26, ss.76-82, 2010 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 26 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2010
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.76-82


Objectives. The surfaces of maxillo-facial prostheses made of silicone elastomers exposed to soft tissues may interact with saliva and nasal secretion. These body fluids may lead to colonisation of microorganisms on their surfaces leading to their degradation or infection. This study investigated Candida albicans adhesion onto commercial maxillo-facial silicone elastomers based on different polymerisation processes.