Influence of diuretics on complete denture retention: a preliminary report

J Prosthet Dent. 1980 May;43(5):506-7. doi: 10.1016/0022-3913(80)90320-0.


Diuretics were suspected of affecting denture retention. A device was constructed to measure changes in retention. Data were obtained from patients both while they were receiving and not receiving diuretics. Significant changes were noted, and the results indicated that patients taking diuretics are likely to have problems with denture retention.

MeSH terms

  • Denture Retention*
  • Denture, Complete*
  • Diuretics / pharmacology*
  • Evaluation Studies as Topic
  • Humans
  • Stress, Mechanical


  • Diuretics