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Fluoride-releasing composite resins

Fluoride-releasing composite resins

Nicholson, John and Czarnecka, Beata (2007) Fluoride-releasing composite resins. Dental Forum, 35 (1). pp. 47-51. ISSN 1732-0801

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This paper reviews the literature on fluoride-releasing composite resins. These materials have been available for several years, with fluoride release being achieved by adding soluble or sparingly soluble fluoride salts to the formulation.
However, this has been shown to lead to a gradual reduction in the mechanical properties. These materials are also unable to undergo "fluoride recharge". Experimental fluoride-releasing composites have been prepared which supply fluoride by alternative mechanisms that do have the potential for fluoride recharge but, so far, these materials have not been made available for use in patients.
Fluoride-releasing composite resins have been shown to be effective in preventing secondary caries in vitro. They have also been shown to reduce the size and depth of carious lesions. However, information on their clinical effectiveness is limited and the paper concludes that there is an urgent need for research on this topic.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: composite resins, fluoride release, review
Subjects: R Medicine > RK Dentistry
Q Science > QD Chemistry
Faculty / School / Research Centre / Research Group: Faculty of Engineering & Science > School of Science (SCI)
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