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, vol.26, no.1, pp.76-82, 2010 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 26 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.dental.2009.09.001
  • Title of Journal : DENTAL MATERIALS
  • Page Numbers: pp.76-82

Abstract

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.