Published online Nov 16, 2013. doi: 10.12998/wjcc.v1.i8.249
Revised: September 20, 2013
Accepted: October 17, 2013
Published online: November 16, 2013
Core tip: Fixed prosthodontics is one of the most sought after services by patients in dentistry, but periodontal problems around fixed partial dentures have been the Achilles heel to date, reducing the longevity of the prosthesis. Generally, cements that are used for luting fixed partial dentures might not be as effective in controlling periodontal problems. Resin cement is the cement of choice nowadays but lacks antibacterial activity. The role of 2% chlorhexidine in reducing periodontal problems has been established in dentistry. The present study focuses on a method to increase the antibacterial activity of the cement by priming the tooth surface with chlorhexidine 2% before luting the fixed partial dentures.