Publication: Effects of various denture cleansers on surface roughness of hard permanent reline resins
The aim of this study was to investigate the influence of denture cleansers on surface roughness (Ha, mu m) of two hard permanent reline resins and a conventional acrylic denture base resin. Fifty specimens of each material, measuring 10 mmx2 mm were randomly divided into 1 control and 4 experimental subgroups (n=10). Surface roughness values were measured using profilometer before and after immersion in distilled water and in 4 different denture cleansers for 8 h for 140 days. The Kruskal Wallis and Wilcoxon Signed Ranks tests were used for comparison among groups with a significance level of alpha=0.05. Immersion in denture cleansers significantly increased the surface roughness of reline resins and the difference among the cleansers was statistically significant (p=0.059). Denture cleansers can cause significant surface roughness alterations on hard permanent reline resins and denture base resin where their effect may differ according to the selected resin material.