Comparative study of torsional and bending properties for six models of nickel-titanium root canal instruments with different cross-sections.

This study investigated the influence of cross-section profile on the mechanical behaviors of six commercial nickel-titanium (NiTi) root canal instruments using the finite element method. The nonlinear mechanical characteristics of the NiTi alloy were taken into account. The six root canal instruments studied were ProTaper, Hero642, Mtwo, ProFile, Quantec… (More)