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Resilon-Epiphany Obturation System

Vanitha U. Shenoy, M.V. Sumanthini

Citation Information : Shenoy VU, Sumanthini M. Resilon-Epiphany Obturation System. J Contemp Dent 2011; 1 (1):30-32.

DOI: 10.5005/jcd-1-1-30

License: CC BY-ND 3.0

Published Online: 01-08-2003

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2011; The Author(s).


For over hundred years Gutta Percha (GP) has been the most common material used for the obturation of the root canal. GP was the standard with which newer materials were tested. GP fulfills all the characteristics of an ideal root canal filling material, but has a disadvantage of not being able to seal the root canal on its own and requires a sealer for providing an effective seal. In an attempt to overcome this draw back a new root canal filling material was introduced, called, Resilon which is a thermoplastic synthetic polymer-based root canal filling material and Epiphany being the sealer. This material has the ability of forming a Monoblock with the root canal. The properties of this material has been studied, it has shown promising results and has emerged as a alternative to GP.

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