dated February 19, 2010, Poligrip denture cream accounted for more than $520 million in sales last year alone! GlaxoSmithKline will stop making and marketing Super Poligrip Original, Ultra Fresh and Extra Care products in the United States. Apparently the zinc in the formula has caused neurological damage and blood problems in denture wearers, allegedly crippling some.
With the safe and simple placement of only 2 implants, lower dentures have been shown to be superior to conventional dentures in randomized and non-randomized clinical trials that ranged in duration from 6 months to 9 years. The patients in these studies are significantly more satisfied with 2-implant over dentures than with new conventional dentures. Implant over dentures are incredibly more stable, and chewing various foods is significantly easier.
There is also preliminary evidence that this improves their nutritional state. Such improvements may have a strong positive impact on general health, particularly for senior adults who are vulnerable to malnutrition. Call us at 305.447.1447 to schedule a free implant consult to learn more about these important developments in our population.