European Archives of Paediatric Dentistry

, Volume 13, Issue 5, pp 252–255 | Cite as

In vitro evaluation of apical microleakage of a new MTA-based sealer

  • I. S. SönmezEmail author
  • A. A. Oba
  • D. Sönmez
  • M. E. Almaz


AIM: To evaluate the apical microleakage of a new MTA-based sealer; MTA Fillapex (Angelus) and compare it with ProRoot MTA (Dentsply) and AH Plus (Dentsply). METHODS: 51 single-rooted permanent teeth were selected and the roots were prepared using a rotary system. The samples were divided randomly into 3 groups (n=15). Six roots were used as positive and negative controls. The teeth were obturated with respectively; A. AH Plus and gutta percha (DiaDent); B. MTA Fillapex and gutta percha; C. ProRoot MTA. Specimens were placed in 2% methylene blue dye for 72h. Then linear dye penetration was measured. Measurements were analysed statistically. RESULTS: MTA Fillapex group had significantly higher microleakage values (p<0.05). There were no statistically significant differences between MTA and AH Plus groups (p>0.05). CONCLUSION: The sealing ability of AH Plus and MTA were similar whilst MTA Fillapex showed more microleakage than the other two materials.

Key words

Apical microleakage dye penetration MTA Fillapex 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • I. S. Sönmez
    • 1
    Email author
  • A. A. Oba
    • 2
  • D. Sönmez
    • 3
  • M. E. Almaz
    • 2
  1. 1.Faculty of Dentistry, Department of Paediatric DentistryAdnan Menderes UniversityTurkey
  2. 2.Department of Paediatric DentistryKirikkale University Faculty of DentistryTurkey
  3. 3.Medicana International Ankara HospitalTurkey

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