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International journal of odontostomatology

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ARACENA, Daniel et al. Apical Sealing Efficacy of the Bioceramic Cements Bio Root and MTA Fillapex: An ex vivo Study. Int. J. Odontostomat. [online]. 2021, vol.15, n.2, pp.473-478. ISSN 0718-381X.

The aim of this ex vivo study was to compare the ability of the apical sealing bioceramic cements BioRoot™ RCS (Septodont) and MTA-Fillapex (Angelus). One hundred and eighty-four vestibular canals were selected from ninety-two recently extracted maxillary molars. Canals were instrumented with the mechanized system ProTaper Next and obturated using the single cone technique. The sample was randomly divided into two groups (92): Group 1 was obturated with BioRoot ™ RCS, and Group 2 with MTA-Fillapex. Samples were processed for the leakage test by dye penetration and later cut longitudinally. The data obtained were tabulated and analyzed using Stata 15.0. The degree of leakage from BioRoot ™ RCS was 0.03 mm, and MTA-Fillapex was 0.31 mm p (0.00). BioRoot ™ bioceramic presented an adequate apical sealing, while MTA-Fillapex showed an accentuated leakage.

Keywords : Root canal filling materials; root canal obturation; filtration; bioceramic.

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