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VOLUME 22 , ISSUE 4 ( April, 2021 ) > List of Articles


Nickel–Titanium Rotary Instruments: An In Vitro Comparison (Torsional Resistance of Two Heat-treated Reciprocating Files)

Orlando Donfrancesco, Alessandro Mazzoni, Stefania Nottola, Giuseppe Familiari

Keywords : EdgeOne Fire, Endodontics, Nickel–titanium file, Torsional resistance, WaveOne Gold

Citation Information :

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10024-3081

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 00-04-2021

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2021; The Author(s).


Aim and objective: The present study aims to evaluate the difference in torsional resistance of two reciprocating nickel–titanium (Ni–Ti) rotary files: WaveOne Gold and EdgeOne Fire. Materials and methods: A total of 40 nickel–titanium rotary instruments (n = 40): 20 WaveOne Gold Small (WOGS) and 20 EdgeOne Fire Small (EOFS) were divided into two groups. Each instrument was tested using a torsional resistance device already validated in previous studies to evaluate and compare torsional resistance. The static torsional test was implemented by blocking each instrument at 3 mm from the tip and rotating it until fracture with a reciprocating motion. Torque to fracture (TtF) and fragment length (FL) were measured and statistically analyzed. Results: Statistical analysis of TtF found significant differences between the two groups (p <0.05). The EOFS showed higher TtF if compared to WOGS, with a mean value and a standard deviation of 3.05 ± 0.07 (N cm) against 2.97 ± 0.08 (N cm). Data for FL showed no significant differences (p >0.05) between the two groups. Conclusion: According to the results of this study, it is reasonable to assert that EOFS instruments showed a higher torsional resistance if compared to the WOGS. Clinical significance: As evidenced by this study, EOFS should be considered as a safer solution, in terms of torsional resistance, if compared to WOGS, reducing the risk of intracanal separation due to excessive torsional load.

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