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July 1965

Stomatitis, Dermatitis, and Denture Materials

Author Affiliations


From the Department of Medicine, Section of Dermatology, University of Southern California School of Medicine.

Arch Dermatol. 1965;92(1):45-48. doi:10.1001/archderm.1965.01600130051006

Denture base materials of the past and present are reviewed. Hypersensitivity stomatitis venenata is an uncommon cause of "denture sore mouth." Four cases are cited in evidence that acrylic dentures, even when heat cured, can produce a hypersensitivity type of stomatitis venenata. The management of acrylic hypersensitivity by the substitution of polystyrene as a denture base material is recommended.