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The Weak Link in Endodontics: Gutta-Percha—A Need for Change

Roheet A Khatavkar, Vivek S Hegde

Citation Information : Khatavkar RA, Hegde VS. The Weak Link in Endodontics: Gutta-Percha—A Need for Change. World J Dent 2010; 1 (3):217-224.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10015-1043

Published Online: 00-12-2010

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2010; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


The use of gutta-percha as a standard obturation material over more than 100 years has made little changes in the obturation technique. With the advent of bonding and composite resins as a routine restorative material, the concept of bonded obturation has come into picture. The Resilon-Epiphany system has brought about a paradigm shift in the conventional obturation technique. This article explores the possibilities of the material as a replacement for gutta-percha. It also discusses the currently available forms of the material and a clinical case depicting its use.

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