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RESEARCH ARTICLE

A Comparative in vitro Evaluation of Vertical Root Fracture Resistance of Endodontically Treated Teeth using Different Obturating Materials

Roopak Bose Carlos, Suman Makam, Vamsi Kalyan Yaragonda, H Murali, Anukriti Tyagi, Rajani Rose

Citation Information : Carlos RB, Makam S, Yaragonda VK, Murali H, Tyagi A, Rose R. A Comparative in vitro Evaluation of Vertical Root Fracture Resistance of Endodontically Treated Teeth using Different Obturating Materials. World J Dent 2014; 5 (2):113-117.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10015-1270

Published Online: 01-06-2014

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2014; The Author(s).


Abstract

Aim

To compare the vertical root fracture resistance of endodontically treated teeth obturated using different obturating materials.

Materials and methods

Decoronated roots of 75 single canal lower second premolar teeth were divided randomly into 5 groups. The first group (Group I) served as a negative control. The remaining four Groups were cleaned and shaped using ProTaper Endodontic rotary files and obturated with guttapercha + TubliSeal EWT sealer (Group II), ThermaFil + AH Plus sealer (Group III), RealSeal + RealSeal sealer (Group IV) and GuttaFlow obturating system (Group V). The roots were then embedded in acrylic resin blocks and subjected to vertical load until fracture with a spreader in a universal testing machine and the forces were recorded.

Results

Fracture resistance of group I > group IV > group V > group III > group II, which were statistically significant.

Conclusion

Obturation of roots with resin based obturation material—RealSeal had increased VRF resistance compared to the gutta-percha obturation systems.

Clinical significance

Obturation of the root canals with resin based obturation system—Resilon reinforces the fracture resistance of endodontically treated teeth and contributes to the overall success of the endodontic treatment.

How to cite this article

Carlos RB, Makam S, Yaragonda VK, Murali H, Tyagi A, Rose R. A Comparative in vitro Evaluation of Vertical Root Fracture Resistance of Endodontically Treated Teeth using Different Obturating Materials. World J Dent 2014;5(2):113-117.

Acronyms and abbreviations

VRF: Vertical root fracture; ANOVA: Analysis of variance.


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