Clinical Evaluation of Denture Retention by Multi-suction Cup and Denture Adhesive


  • Ahmed M. Shoieb Department of Removable Prosthodontics, Faculty of Dentistry, Al-Azhar University, Cairo, Egypt
  • Hesham S. Borg Department of Removable Prosthodontics, Faculty of Dentistry, 6th of October University, Cairo, Egypt



Denture adhesive, Denture retention, Maxillary denture, Multi-suction cup denture, Universal testing machine


AIM: The aim of the study was to compare the retention of two modalities: Multi-suction cup denture, and denture adhesive and to evaluate the change of retention by different time intervals.

PATIENTS AND METHODS: Twelve completely edentulous patients were selected. The patients received two dentures: One conventional denture, and the other with multi-suction cups. The retention was measured by a universal testing machine at insertion, 15 min, 30 min, 1 h, 2 h, and 4 h. All values were recorded in Newtons. Statistical analysis was carried out using two-way analysis of variance with post hoc Tukey’s test.

RESULTS: Retention was higher in denture adhesive than multi-suction cup, and the change of retention was not statistically significant by time.

CONCLUSION: Denture adhesive showed better retention clinically and simplified laboratory procedures than multi-suction denture.


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Shoieb AM, Borg HS. Clinical Evaluation of Denture Retention by Multi-suction Cup and Denture Adhesive. Open Access Maced J Med Sci [Internet]. 2020 Sep. 3 [cited 2021 Dec. 4];8(D):173-7. Available from: