Apical leakage of Resilon™ obturation material

Bodrumlu E., Tunga U.

Journal of Contemporary Dental Practice, vol.7, no.4, pp.45-52, 2006 (Scopus) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 7 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Doi Number: 10.5005/jcdp-7-4-45
  • Journal Name: Journal of Contemporary Dental Practice
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.45-52
  • Keywords: Apical leakage, Dye penetration, Resilon™, Root-canal filling
  • Ondokuz Mayıs University Affiliated: Yes


Aim: The aim of this study was to assess the apical sealing ability of Resilon™ obturation material. Methods and Materials: Forty-two single rooted extracted human teeth were selected and randomly divided into three groups. They were obturated using lateral condensation with gutta-percha and AH 26/AH plus and Resilon™; also, 12 root canals were used as control groups. The apical leakage was measured using the dye penetration methodology. Results: The teeth filled with gutta-percha and AH 26 displayed the most apical leakage. The least apical leakage was shown with Resilon™ Discussion: The differences in leakage among the groups, gutta-percha with AH 26 (2.4 mm, SD:1.87), gutta-percha with AH plus (2.1 mm, SD: 1.69), and Resilon™ (1.7 mm, SD:1.32), were statistically significant (p< 0.001). Conclusion: Based on the data of this study, all groups produced a satisfactory seal. However, Resilon™ and Epiphany™ sealer showed the least apical leakage.