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|Type:||Artigo de periódico|
|Title:||Radiopacity of root filling materials using digital radiography|
|Abstract:||Aim To evaluate radiopacity of root filling materials using digital radiography. Methodology The sealers tested were AH Plus(TM), Endofill (R), EndoREZ(TM) and Epiphany(TM). Gutta-percha (Dentsply Maillefer) and Resilon(TM) cones were also tested. Acrylic plates, containing six wells, measuring 1 mm in depth and 5 mm in diameter, were prepared for the test, and filled with the materials. The test samples were radiographed together with an aluminium stepwedge calibrated in millimetres, according to ANSI/ADA Specification 57. For the radiographic exposures, digital imaging plates and an X-ray machine at 70 kVp and 8 mA were used. The object-to-focus distance was 30 cm, and the exposure time, 0.2 s. After the laser optic reading process, the software determined the radiopacity of the standardized areas, using grey-scale values, calculating the average radiographic density for each material. Results The decreasing values of radiopacity of the studied materials, expressed in millimetres of aluminium equivalent, were: Resilon(TM) (13.0), AH Plus(TM) (11.2), gutta-percha (9.8), Epiphany(TM) (8.0), Endofill (R) (6.9) and EndoREZ(TM) (6.6). Conclusion All materials had radiopacity values above 3 mm of aluminium recommended by ANSI/ADA Specification 57.|
|Subject:||digital X-ray phosphor plate|
root canal filling materials
|Appears in Collections:||Unicamp - Artigos e Outros Documentos|
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