Evaluation of a new method for silver point removal.

  title={Evaluation of a new method for silver point removal.},
  author={K A Spriggs and B H Gettleman and Harold Henry Messer},
  journal={Journal of endodontics},
  volume={16 7},
A new device for removing silver points was evaluated. The instrument consists of a trepan bur to expose the end of the silver point and a hollow tube which fits over the exposed tip and is bonded to it with cyanoacrylate adhesive. Twenty groups with 10 extractors and silver points in each group were tested for adhesive strength with respect to overlap between extractor and silver point, snugness of fit, and setting time of the adhesive. The adhesive strengths were evaluated using the Instron… CONTINUE READING