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Acta Medica Medianae
Vol. 41
No 3, 2002
UDK 61
YU ISSN 0365-4478


Dragutin Stanković
Surgical Clinic of the Clinic Center, Nis






Dragutin Stanković, Rade Paravina, Ljiljana Aleksov, Aleksandar Igić, Jasmina Stanković and Nikola Stanković


Dentistry Clinic and the Medical Center, Nis


As the type of adhesive link upon the tooth surface and of the polymer applied for plastic tooth filing is still relatively unknown, a less known is an analogous appearance m the system of the impressed surface of the total tooth prosthesis (and/or mucus) - saliva.

The aim of the paper is to examine the gel hydration of accessible "prosthesis adhesives" m the function of the defamed time intervals of the water supply upon the specific retention force F of the experimental small blocks EP of familiar surface, made of polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA).

For experiments in vitro an apparatus composition was made to provide for continuous water supply through a semipermeable membrane as well as for dilution of the viscous gel made of water and prosthetic adhesive. Powered and paste adhesives were used.

The results show that F is the smallest under the circumstances when the interpolated fluid between the EP and the apparatus membrane is distilled water in all the defined supply intervals (after 0 - 5 minutes, after 6-11 minutes and after 60 minutes of the supply at the temperature of 37 C).

At the water supply from 0 to 5 minutes the highest values are registered for the gel "Super Corega" powder as revealed in the statistic importance of the differ-encase for the tested couple "Super Corega" powder distilled water.

After 6-11 minutes of water supply, the highest values  are registered for the gel "Kukident" cream though the values are very close in the remaining two adhesives as well as confirmed by the t-test results that are still the highest for the treated couple "Kukident" cream - distilled water.

In the conclusion it is emphasized that F is dependent upon the time interval of hydration and the prosthetic adhesive gel dilution (continual supply of the dispersing phase) whereas the induced differences at the level from which the process of separating dislocation up to a certain limit are compensated by a viscosity increase.


Key words: Prosthetic adhesive, specific retention force, dilution