Sealing ability of one-up bond and MTA with and without a secondary seal as furcation perforation repair materials

Ike Hardy, Frederick R. Liewehr, Anthony P. Joyce, Kelli Agee, David H. Pashley

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This study investigated the ability of One-Up Bond alone and mineral trioxide aggregate (MTA), with and without a secondary seal of One-Up Bond or Super-EBA to seal saucer-shaped perforation defects in human molars. Cusps were removed, roots were amputated, and endodontic therapy completed on 40 extracted teeth. A cylindrical hole was made in each tooth from the furcation area to the chamber, into which a section of steel tubing was cemented. Intracoronal saucer-shaped defects were created over the perforation. The teeth were restored with MTA, One-Up Bond, or MTA with a secondary seal of One-Up Bond or SuperEBA. The integrity of the seal was evaluated by fluid filtration. MTA alone leaked significantly more than One-Up Bond or MTA with either secondary seal at 24 h. At 1 month, MTA, MTA plus One-Up Bond, and One-Up Bond alone were equivalent.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)658-661
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of endodontics
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2004


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dentistry(all)

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