Outcome Comparisons between Implants and Endodontically Treated Teeth

Implants and endodontics are both highly predictable procedures. It is difficult, however, to make objective comparisons between the procedures because the factors associated with success and failures are different. For example, the majority of endodontic outcome studies use complete bony healing and absence of symptoms as their criteria for success, while implant success is often …

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On October 6, 2010, posted in: News for Doctors by

Resin Root Canal Fillings: Fact or Fiction

In 2005, the first new, non-gutta percha (GP) root filling material in 50 years was launched. The manufacturers of Resilon, a synthetic resin root filling material, claimed to have significantly better sealing ability than gutta percha. The concept behind Resilon was the desirability of bonding the resin point to a resin sealer, which in turn …

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On June 6, 2009, posted in: News for Doctors by

So What’s the Deal with Resilon?

Rightly or wrongly this is currently the standard of care. It is easy to work with. Biocompatible, has a long proven track record and it’s economical to use. Modern warm compacted GP techniques are very effective. When combined with ZOE based or AH+sealers GP obturation it presents a very …

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On November 6, 2008, posted in: News for Doctors by