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INVITED REVIEW
Year : 2011  |  Volume : 14  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 98-102

Role of titanium tetrafluoride (TiF 4 ) in conservative dentistry: A systematic review


1 Department of Conservative Dentistry, Chandra Dental College and Hospital, Safedabad, Barabanki, India
2 FODS-CSMMU, Faculty of dental sciences-Chatrapati Shahuji Maharaja Medical University, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India

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DOI: 10.4103/0972-0707.82598

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The role of fluoride to reduce demineralization and enhance remineralization of dental hard tissue has been well documented. Different forms of fluoride solutions have been topically used in dentistry as prophylactic agents against tooth decay. In the recent past, metal fluorides, especially titanium tetrafluoride, have become popular in the fraternity of dental research due to their unique interaction with dental hard tissue. Many studies on titanium tetrafluoride, with positive and negative conclusions, have been published in many research journals. This gives the reader a plethora of inconclusive results with one study neutralizing the outcome of other, which confuses us regarding the present status of titanium tetrafluoride in the field of dentistry. This is an endeavor to organize and present the various studies of this unique compound, to provide us with a lucid overall review of its versatile potential application in dentistry, along with its fallacy/drawbacks. We have discussed its role as a cariostatic agent, pit and fissure sealant, tooth desensitizer, against dental erosion, as a root canal irrigant and others.


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