Used rotary nickel-titanium instruments require frequent replacement. This laboratory study evaluated defects of GT Rotary instruments before and after usage. The instruments were fixed into custom-made holders and photographed in an SEM at x260 to x12,000 magnification at preset points. Instrumentsizes 20 with 1.O, 0.8, and 0.6 taper and instrument sizes 35 with 1.2 taper were used in 12 canals. The used instruments were cleaned and then reexamined in an SEM as before. The presence of 11types of conditions was scored from the pre- and postusage photographs. No instruments fracturing or plastic deformation was observed during the test. The presence of debris, pitting, and scraping changed significantly. Imperfections were found on used GT Rotary instruments and the presence of defects (pitting, scraping, and blunt- cutting edges) increased in all of the instruments. The behavior of GT Rotary instrumentswith usage seems to be different, compared with that found in other instruments.
|Titolo:||Defects in GT rotary instruments after use: an SEM study|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2001|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|