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OBTURATING MATERIALS

  • Ideal requirements
    • Easily introduced into the RC
    • Should seal laterally and apically
    • Should not shrink after inserted
    • Impervious to moisture
    • Discourage bacterial growth
    • Radiopaque
    • Should not stain tooth structure
    • Non-irritant to periapical tissue
    • Quickly sterilized
    • Easily removable
  • Available as cones in a  variety of shapes and tapers
  • Two types of points
  • Core points used as master cones
  • Size and taper – similar to endo instrumen
  • Auxiliary points used for lateral condensation
  • Have larger taper and more pointed tip

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