Comparative Analysis of Apical Leakage Among four Differents Retrofilling Materials

George Táccio de Miranda Candeiro, Janaína de Oliveira Braga, Marco Antônio Húngaro Duarte, Ilan Sampaio do Vale


The aim of this study was to compare the apical sealing ability between the white MTA, gray MTA, Super EBA and Sealapex/Zinc Oxide association when used as root-end filling materials. Forty four maxillary central incisors extracted were distributed in four groups with 10 specimens each and two control groups with two specimens each. The teeth had their crowns sectioned and their canals instrumented by step-back technique to #60 file, using constant irrigation of 2.5% sodium hypochlorite. Roots were filled with guttapercha and EndoFill sealer by Tagger's hybrid technique. The apical 3 mm of each root was resected, and 3-mm deep root-end cavity preparations were made. The root-end cavities were filled with white MTA, gray MTA, Super EBA and Sealapex/ZO. The roots were immersed in Rhodamine B and kept in an oven for 72 hours at 37ºC. A longitudinal section was performed to verify using Image Tool the dye penetration. Statistical analysis showed that the group sealed with Super EBA showed lower apical leakage than the other groups, showing significant difference (p <0.05) only in relation to white MTA and gray MTA. It was concluded that the Super EBA and the Sealapex/ZO association showed adequate apical seal in retrofillings.


Endodontics; Dental Materials; Dental leakage


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e-ISSN 2177-0018 / ISSN 0566-1854.

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