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Permanent URL to this publication: http://dx.doi.org/10.5167/uzh-54503

Paqué, F; Zehnder, M; De-Deus, G (2011). Microtomography-based comparison of reciprocating single-file F2 ProTaper technique versus rotary full sequence. Journal of Endodontics, 37(10):1394-1397.

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Abstract

Introduction

A preparation technique with only 1 single instrument was proposed on the basis of the reciprocating movement of the F2 ProTaper instrument. The present study was designed to quantitatively assess canal preparation outcomes achieved by this technique.
Methods

Twenty-five extracted human mandibular first molars with 2 separate mesial root canals were selected. Canals were randomly assigned to 1 of the 2 experimental groups: group 1, rotary conventional preparation by using ProTaper, and group 2, reciprocate instrumentation with 1 single ProTaper F2 instrument. Specimens were scanned initially and after root canal preparation with an isotropic resolution of 20 μm by using a micro–computed tomography system. The following parameters were assessed: changes in dentin volume, percentage of shaped canal walls, and degree of canal transportation. In addition, the time required to reach working length with the F2 instrument was recorded.
Results

Preoperatively, there were no differences regarding root canal curvature and volume between experimental groups. Overall, instrumentation led to enlarged canal shapes with no evidence of preparation errors. There were no statistical differences between the 2 preparation techniques in the anatomical parameters assessed (P > .01), except for a significantly higher canal transportation caused by the reciprocating file in the coronal canal third. On the other hand, preparation was faster by using the single-file technique (P < .01).
Conclusions

Shaping outcomes with the single-file F2 ProTaper technique and conventional ProTaper full-sequence rotary approach were similar. However, the single-file F2 ProTaper technique was markedly faster in reaching working length.

Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > Center for Dental Medicine > Clinic for Preventive Dentistry, Periodontology and Cariology
DDC:610 Medicine & health
Language:English
Date:2011
Deposited On:26 Jan 2012 12:07
Last Modified:01 Dec 2013 09:59
Publisher:Elsevier
ISSN:0099-2399
Publisher DOI:10.1016/j.joen.2011.06.031
PubMed ID:21924189
Citations:Web of Science®. Times Cited: 12
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