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Apical Leakage of Resilon™ Obturation Material

Emre Bodrumlu, Umut Tunga

Citation Information : Bodrumlu E, Tunga U. Apical Leakage of Resilon™ Obturation Material. J Contemp Dent Pract 2006; 7 (4):45-52.

DOI: 10.5005/jcdp-7-4-45

License: CC BY-NC 3.0

Published Online: 01-01-2008

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2006; The Author(s).



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.


The teeth filled with gutta-percha and AH 26 displayed the most apical leakage. The least apical leakage was shown with Resilon™


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).


Based on the data of this study, all groups produced a satisfactory seal. However, Resilon™ and Epiphany™ sealer showed the least apical leakage.


Bodrumlu E, Tunga U. Apical Leakage of Resilon™ Obturation Material. J Contemp Dent Pract 2006 September;(7)4:045-052.

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