Impact of various finishing and polishing techniques and composite materials on Candida albicans biofilm formation

Med Mycol. 2020 Jul 1;58(5):698-702. doi: 10.1093/mmy/myz095.


Candida albicans biofilms are commonly associated with severe oral infections. In dentistry, prosthetic and restorative materials are potential structures for the adhesion of C. albicans facilitating the formation of Candida biofilm and infection. Three composite resins (Charisma Classic, Sonic Fill, Estelite ∑ Quick) and two finishing-polishing systems (Biscover LV, Dental Finishing Disc) were evaluated for Candida biofilm formation. A Candida biofilm assay showed that both the resin and the finishing/polishing procedures affect Candida biofilm formation. Specifically, Candida biofilm formation was significantly lower in Sonic Fill resin than both Charisma Classic and Estelite ∑ Quick (P = .021). The type of finishing and polishing procedure also significantly affected the Candida biofilm formation to composite material (P < .001). Candida biofilm formation was more advanced after Biscover LV procedure than Dental Finishing Disc procedure.

Keywords: Candida albicans; dental composite restoration; finishing and polishing; resin.

MeSH terms

  • Biofilms / growth & development*
  • Candida albicans / growth & development*
  • Cell Adhesion
  • Composite Resins*
  • Dental Polishing*
  • Materials Testing
  • Surface Properties


  • Composite Resins