Abstract: Canal Transportation in ProTaper Universal vs. Gold

Comparison of Canal Transportation in Simulated Curved Canals Prepared with ProTaper Universal and ProTaper Gold Systems

Silva EJ, Muniz BL, Pires F, et al. Comparison of canal transportation in simulated curved canals prepared with ProTaper Universal and ProTaper Gold systems. Restor Dent Endod. 2016;41(1):1-5.

This study examined differences among ProTaper Universal to ProTaper Gold in following the shape of the original canal anatomy. Shaping was conducted in 20 plastic blocks divided into two groups – one for each file system. The results indicated a significant difference between the file systems in portions of a canal with curvature. In those portions, ProTaper Gold produced significantly less canal transportation than ProTaper Universal. Overall, ProTaper Gold most closely followed the shape of the original canal anatomy.

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