CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · Journal of Health and Allied Sciences NU 2014; 04(03): 075-079
DOI: 10.1055/s-0040-1703806
Original Article


Kiran Halkai
1  Senior Lecturer, Department of Conservative Dentistry & Endodontics, SN HKE Dental College, Gulbarga.
Rahul Halkai
2  Ph.D Student, Department of Conservative & Endodontics, A.B. Shetty Memorial Institute of Dental Sciences, Nitte University, Mangalore – 575 018, Karnataka.
Mithra N. Hegde
3  Senior Professor & HOD, Department of Conservative & Endodontics, A.B. Shetty Memorial Institute of Dental Sciences, Nitte University, Mangalore – 575 018, Karnataka.
Vijay Kumar
4  Senior Lecturers, Department of Community Dentistry, M.N.R. Dental College, Sangareddy, Andhra Pradesh, India.
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Aim: To compare and evaluate in-vitro the fracture resistance of endodontically treated teeth obturated with resilon & epiphany sealer and guttapercha using different sealers. Epoxy resin based sealer AH-plus and zinc oxide eugenol based sealer-TubliSeal (EWT).

Methodology: sixty four human single rooted maxillary anterior teeth, cleaned stored in 0.9% saline. All the teeth were decoronated to root length 14mm and bucco-lingual diameter of 5-7mm, After access openings teeth were instrumented using K3.06 up to final apical size 30/.06 and randomly allocated into 4 experimental groups (n=16 per group). Group 1(Control group): teeth were instrumented but not obturated, Group 2: Resilon cones and epiphany SE-sealer. Group 3: guttapercha cones and epoxy based sealer AH plus. Group 4: guttapercha and Tubli seal EWT. Coronal seal was done using IRM cement. Each of the specimens were tested for fracture resistance by instron universal testing machine.

Results: Higher fracture resistance values were observed for group 2 (Resilon & Epiphany SE sealer) followed by group 3(Guttapercha & AH Plus sealer) and group 4(Guttapercha & TubliSeal EWT) when compared to group1 (control-instrumented but not obturated).

Conclusion: filling the root canals with contemporary polymer based root canal obturating system- Resilon increased the in vitro fracture resistance of endodontically treated teeth.

Publication History

Publication Date:
26 April 2020 (online)

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