Primary assessment of a self-adhesive gutta-percha material.

  title={Primary assessment of a self-adhesive gutta-percha material.},
  author={Monika Marending and Stephanie B Bubenhofer and Beatrice Sener and G De-Deus},
  journal={International endodontic journal},
  volume={46 4},
AIM To evaluate a prototype gutta-percha material (Bio-Gutta), which is claimed to work without sealer because of its incorporated ultrafine bioactive glass particles, in terms of its induction of pH and calcium phosphate (CaP) precipitates, and its self-adhesiveness in root canals. METHODOLOGY Bio-Gutta was compared with conventional gutta-percha (GP, composition: 70 wt% ZnO, 30 wt% polyisoprene). Test and control materials (N = 3) were immersed in phosphate-buffered saline (PBS) at 37 °C… CONTINUE READING