Comparing dentinal tubule penetration of conventional and ‘HiFlow’ bioceramic sealers with resin‐based sealer: An in vitro study
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This study compared the depth and percentage of dentinal tubule penetration for single-cone (SC) and warm vertical (WV) obturation techniques with two different bioceramic sealers (BC Sealer [BCS], BC Sealer HiFlow [BCSHF]) and an epoxy resin-based sealer (2Seal easymiX). Fifty canals were filled with BCS, BCSHF or resin-based sealer (RBS). Teeth in BCS and BCSHF groups were filled with SC or WV techniques, and teeth in the control group (RBS) filled with WV technique only. The roots were sectioned at 3 mm and 6 mm levels from the apex and evaluated with a confocal laser microscope. There was significantly greater depth and percentage of sealer penetration at the 6 mm section compared to 3 mm (P < 0.05). No statistically significant difference was found in sealer type or obturation technique at the examined levels (P > 0.05). In conclusion, dentinal tubule penetration was similar comparing BC Sealer, BC Sealer HiFlow and RBS using SC and WV techniques.
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Reynolds, J. Z., Augsburger, R. A., Svoboda, K., & Jalali, P.