Oliveira, Viviane C.
Alves, Oswaldo L.
Dos Reis, Andrea C.
Total Authors: 5
 Univ Sao Paulo, Ribeirao Preto Dent Sch, Dept Dent Mat & Prosthodont, Ribeirao Preto, SP - Brazil
 Univ Sao Paulo, Ribeirao Preto Dent Sch, Tech Oral Rehabil Lab, Ribeirao Preto - Brazil
 Univ Sao Paulo, Dept Phys, Sch Philosophy Sci & Letters Ribeirao Preto, Ribeirao Preto, SP - Brazil
 Univ Estadual Campinas, UNICAMP, Lab Solid State Chem, Campinas, SP - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 4
AUG 15 2019.
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The objective of this in vitro study was to investigate the effect of nanostructured silver vanadate decorated with silver nanoparticles (AgVO3) on antimicrobial activity, hardness, roughness, and adhesion of a soft denture liner. The antimicrobial efficacy of the Trusoft (Boswoth) liner incorporated with different concentrations of AgVO3 against Enterococcus faecalis, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Candida albicans, and Staphyloccocus aureus (n = 5) was evaluated by the agar diffusion method. Roughness, hardness, and adhesion properties were also evaluated. The data were analyzed by analysis of variance (ANOVA) and Tukey's multiple comparison test with significance at the p < 0.05 level. At concentrations of 1 and 2.5%, AgVO3 incorporation was effective only against E. faecalis, and at 5 and 10%, against E. faecalis, P. aeruginosa, and C. albicans. None of the concentrations was effective against S. aureus. A decrease in hardness was found for the 1, 2.5, and 10% AgVO3 concentrations (p < 0.001) and at 5%, hardness was not affected. None of the concentrations affected the roughness of the material. A significant increase in tensile values was observed between the liner and heat-curing acrylic resin for 2.5% (p < 0.001) and 10% (p = 0.042) concentrations. AgVO3 incorporation to a soft denture liner promoted antimicrobial activity against E. faecalis, P. aeruginosa, and C. albicans without affecting roughness, maintaining the hardness properties recommended for soft and extra soft liners, and improving the adhesion between the liner and the acrylic resin used for dentures. (AU)