In Vitro Comparison of the Tensile Bond Strength of Denture Adhesives on Denture Bases

J Prosthet Dent. 2013 Dec;110(6):488-93. doi: 10.1016/j.prosdent.2013.09.014. Epub 2013 Oct 28.


Statement of problem: With several denture adhesives available, it is important for dentists to make appropriate patient recommendations.

Purpose: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the tensile bond strength of denture adhesives on denture base materials at time intervals of up to 24 hours.

Material and methods: Fixodent, Super Poligrip, Effergrip, and SeaBond denture adhesives were tested with 3 denture base materials: 2 heat-polymerized (Lucitone 199 and SR Ivocap) and 1 visible-light-polymerized (shade-stable Eclipse). Artificial saliva with mucin was used as a control. Tensile bond strength was tested in accordance with American Dental Association specifications at 5 minutes, 3 hours, 6 hours, 12 hours, and 24 hours after applying the adhesive. Maximum forces before failure were recorded in megapascals (MPa), and the data were subjected to a 2-way analysis of variance (α=.05).

Results: All 4 adhesives had greater tensile bond strength than the control. Fixodent, Super Poligrip, and SeaBond had higher tensile bond strength values than Effergrip. All adhesives had the greatest tensile bond strength at 5 minutes and the least at 24 hours. The 3 denture bases produced significantly different results with each adhesive (P<.001). Lucitone 199 with the adhesives had the greatest tensile bond strength, followed by Ivocap and Eclipse.

Conclusions: All 4 adhesives had greater tensile bond strength than the control, and all 4 adhesives were strongest at the 5-minute interval. On all 3 types of denture bases, Effergrip produced significantly lower tensile bond strength, and Fixodent, Super Poligrip, and SeaBond produced significantly higher tensile bond strength. At 24 hours, the adhesive-base combinations with the highest tensile bond strength were Fixodent on Lucitone 199, Fixodent on Eclipse, Fixodent on Ivocap, and Super Poligrip on Ivocap.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study

MeSH terms

  • Acrylic Resins / chemistry
  • Adhesives / chemistry*
  • Carboxymethylcellulose Sodium / chemistry
  • Composite Resins / chemistry
  • Dental Bonding*
  • Denture Bases*
  • Denture Retention*
  • Humans
  • Materials Testing
  • Methacrylates / chemistry
  • Mucins / chemistry
  • Polyethylene Glycols / chemistry
  • Polymers / chemistry
  • Polymethyl Methacrylate / chemistry
  • Polyurethanes / chemistry
  • Saliva, Artificial / chemistry
  • Stress, Mechanical
  • Surface Properties
  • Tensile Strength
  • Time Factors


  • Acrylic Resins
  • Adhesives
  • Composite Resins
  • Eclipse Prosthodontic Resin
  • Methacrylates
  • Mucins
  • Polymers
  • Polyurethanes
  • Saliva, Artificial
  • Super Poli-Grip
  • urethane dimethacrylate luting resin
  • Polyethylene Glycols
  • Lucitone
  • maleic acid, methyl vinyl ether polymer, calcium sodium salt
  • Polymethyl Methacrylate
  • Carboxymethylcellulose Sodium