The present work analyzes possible increases in resistance to wear of nickel-titanium endodontic instruments that have undergone a process of ionic implantation. ProFile .04 taper #25 instruments were subjected to ionic implantation with bands of nitrogen ions of 250 KeV, currents in the order of 10 μA/cm2, and doses of 2 × 1017 ions/cm2. The instruments were used to make preparations in acrylic endodontic training blocks. Scanning electron microscopic investigations showed that after 60 s of work inside the endodontic training blocks nonionic implanted control instruments showed small modifications in their blades, and their tips showed the first signs of wear. After 240 s the control instruments showed consistent signs of wear and frequent changes to their surfaces. After 240 s of use the ionic-implanted instruments did not present any significant changes in the micromorphology of their surfaces. The implanted instruments did not manifest the typical signs of wear and did not show the surface changes that quickly affect the working life of untreated endodontic instruments manufactured from nickel-titanium.
|Titolo:||Wear of nickel-titanium endodontic instruments evaluated by scanning electron microscopy: effect of ion implantation|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2001|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|