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AIM To evaluate ex vivo the incidence of defects in root dentine before and after root canal preparation and filling. METHODOLOGY Eighty extracted mandibular premolars were divided equally in four groups. Group 1 was left unprepared. All other root canals were prepared using Gates Glidden drills and System GT files up to size-40, 0.06 taper at the working(More)
The purpose of this study was to compare the incidence of dentinal defects (fractures and craze lines) after canal preparation with different nickel-titanium rotary files. Two hundred sixty mandibular premolars were selected. Forty teeth were left unprepared (n = 40). The other teeth were prepared either with manual Flexofiles (n = 20) or with different(More)
AIM To compare the sealing ability of the endodontic sealers AH Plus, Sealer 26 and Endofill in premolar teeth of dogs exposed to the oral cavity after post-preparation. METHODOLOGY Forty teeth with two canals each underwent root canal cleaning and shaping. Before filling, the canals were randomly distributed into three groups according to the sealer to(More)
INTRODUCTION The aim of this study was to evaluate the ex vivo effects of root canal preparation, filling techniques, and mechanical cycling (MC) on the incidence of dentin defects and vertical root fractures (VRFs). METHODS Seventy extracted single-rooted teeth were divided into 6 groups. The first 2 groups were the unprepared and unprepared/MC groups.(More)
The goal of this study was to evaluate the thermoplasticity of conventional and thermoplastic gutta-percha and Resilon, a polyester polymer-based material. Specimens with standardised dimensions were made from the following materials: conventional and thermoplastic gutta-percha (Dentsply), conventional and thermoplastic gutta-percha (Endopoints) and(More)
This in vivo study analyzed the sealing ability of two adhesives in post spaces, cyanoacrylate (Super Bonder® - Henkel Loctite Adesivos Ltda., Itapevi, SP, Brazil) and ScotchbondTM Multi-Purpose (3M Dental Products, St. Paul, MN, USA), testing the hypothesis that their use would result in a decreased leakage through the remaining filling material. Forty(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to evaluate the volume of remaining filling material after passive ultrasonic irrigation (PUI) of sodium hypochlorite (NaOCl) and orange oil in mesial canals of mandibular molars, with and without isthmus. MATERIAL AND METHODS Thirty mesial roots of mandibular molars were divided according to the presence or absence of(More)
This study aimed to assess the influence of the type of endodontic sealer (salicylate resin-based sealer vs. two endodontic sealers) and the time of fiber post cementation after root filling on the post adhesion to bovine root dentin. Sixty bovine roots were assigned to six groups (n=10), considering an experimental design with two factors (factorial 3x2):(More)
The aims of this study were to evaluate the effect of root canal filling techniques on root fracture resistance and to analyze, by finite element analysis (FEA), the expansion of the endodontic sealer in two different root canal techniques. Thirty single-rooted human teeth were instrumented with rotary files to a standardized working length of 14 mm. The(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to evaluate the thermoplasticity of three commercial brands of gutta-percha (Tanari, Dentsply 0.06, and Roeko), and of the TC system. MATERIALS AND METHODS Standardized specimens were fabricated from the materials to be evaluated. Specimens were placed in water at 70 degrees C for 60 seconds. Following that, they were(More)