Dislodgement pushout resistance of five bioceramic root-end filling materials

Jared Mason, Timothy Kirkpatrick, Howard W. Roberts

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This study evaluated the dislodgement push-out resistance of five bioceramic materials. One hundred single-rooted teeth with one canal had the apical 3 mm and crown resected to create a 14 mm standardized length. The canals were instrumented to an apical size 80 with a 3 mm root-end preparation made with ultrasonic diamonds. The prepared roots were randomly divided into 5 root-end restorative groups (n=20). ProRoot MTA, Biodentine, EndoSequence Root Repair Material, EndoSequence Fast Set Putty, and EndoSequence BC Sealer with each material placed following manufacturer’s instructions and stored at 100% humidity for 2 weeks. An apical-to-coronal static testing load with the identified dislodgement force converted into MPa with mean results analyzed with Kruskal-Wallis and Dunn’s post hoc tests (α=0.05). ProRoot MTA and Biodentine displayed similar push-out stress resistance and exhibited significantly greater stress resistance than the similar Endosequence materials. However, all materials failed cohesively and were not dislodged from the root canal surface.

Original languageEnglish
Article numberdmj/2022-058
Pages (from-to)843-849
Number of pages7
JournalDental Materials Journal
Issue number6
StatePublished - 2022

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  • Bioceramics
  • Endodontic apical surgery
  • Hydraulic cements
  • Push out resistance
  • Root end filling

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • General Dentistry


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