These are resilient materials that will resist normal occlusal stresses but will still allow a massaging action on the denture bearing tissues. This will help them to recover to their optimum health.
Tissue conditioning will not improve:
- Flabby tissue: will require surgical alteration if its complete removal is deemed necessary
- Epulis fistulatum: will require extensive reduction of the existing denture immediately. If complete resolution is required than surgery is necessary.
- Papillary hyperplasia: only electro surgery will remove the condition
- Candidiasis: requires medication:
Tissue conditioning will improve inflamed oral mucosa, which is the result of ill- fitting dentures.
Tissue conditioning material may also be used as a temporary relining material.