Brasseler USA®, a leading manufacturer of quality instrumentation, innovation and superior service to the dental industry, is pleased to announce that its EndoSequence® BC Sealer™, a component of the company’s complete EndoSequence endodontic obturation system, has garnered a myriad of success from a research standpoint.
Brasseler’s incorporation of bioceramic nanotechnology into its BC Sealer has been embraced by the dental community as a revelation for root canal sealing and healing. Since its introduction in 2009, many positive studies have established BC Sealer as a new standard for successful endodontic obturation procedures.
Recent advancements in bioceramic nanotechnology have allowed BC Sealer to contain all of the desirable characteristics that scientists and practitioners have been in search of in a root canal sealer with superior handling, sealing and healing properties. These unique characteristics have generated much praise throughout the endodontic profession, and favorable patient results. As Dr. Richard Herman, Diplomat of the American Board of Endodontics comments, “Finally a sealer that is biocompatible, anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial with no post-operative complications.”
Unlike conventional sealers on the market, BC Sealer utilizes the moisture naturally present in dentinal tubules to initiate its setting reaction. This highly radiopaque and hydrophilic sealer forms hydroxyapatite upon setting, and readily forms chemical bonds to both dentin and Brasseler’s patented bioceramic filling material points (EndoSequence® BC Points™). In fact, a recent study revealed just how superior BC Sealer’s bond strength is when compared to other popular sealers.1 The study varied the moisture content to determine its effect on bond strengths, and BC Sealer outperformed all other sealers at all moisture levels.
According to Dr. Martin Trope, Clinical Professor, University of Pennsylvania, “In all my years of viewing high magnification scanning electron microscope images, I have never seen a sealer form such a consistently intimate bond with dentin.”
Unlike traditional points, EndoSequence BC Points are subjected to a patented process of impregnating and coating each cone with bioceramic nanoparticles. The bioceramic particles found in BC Sealer used in conjunction with the bioceramic particles in BC Points form a true gap-free seal. A recent study indicated that BC Sealer, when used in conjunction with Brasseler’s impregnated and coated cones, actually increased the fracture resistance to a level comparable to that of teeth that have not undergone root-canal therapy.2
Moreover, unlike traditional sealers, BC Sealer exhibits absolutely zero shrinkage and is extremely biocompatible and osteogenic, successfully displaying all the essential characteristics of an excellent root repair material. The unique osteogenic properties of BC Sealer make it particularly effective on non-vital cases with extensive bone loss or apical periodontitis. A recent study proved BC Sealer to be much more biocompatible than other leading sealers on the market.3 This truly revolutionary sealer has remarkable healing properties and is specifically designed to be non-resorbable. Because the sealer is essentially a root repair material, in the event of a slight overfill (puff), the common anti-inflammatory reaction is eliminated.
Extremely small particle size and a hydrophilic nature allow BC Sealer to exhibit excellent flow into all aspects of the canal anatomy. A recent study indicated that BC Sealer has a contact angle that is substantially lower than all other sealers tested.4 This unique feature greatly improves its ability to bond to dentin as well as obturation materials, and also improves its ability to effectively kill microbes throughout all aspects of the root canal system.
In addition, BC Sealer contains a highly alkaline pH (+12pH) making it antibacterial during setting. In fact, a recent study revealed that BC Sealer killed Enterococcus faecalis, a potentially fatal bacterium frequently found in root canal-treated teeth, within 2 minutes of contact.5
BC Sealer can be used with cold or heated methods, and can either be syringed into the coronal third of the canal or delivered by a hand file or point. However, many users have come to the conclusion that heat is not necessary because of its slight expansion (.03%) and its superior bonding abilities.
For more information about EndoSequence BC Sealer and all Brasseler products and services, please visit www.BrasselerUSA.com or call 800-841-4522.
1. Nagas E, Uyanik MO, Eymirli A, Cehreli ZC, Vallittu PK, Lassila LVJ, Durmaz V. Dentin moisture conditions affect the adhesion of root canal sealers. JOE. 2011; 38 (2): 240-4
2. Ghoneim AG, Lutfy RA, Sabet NE, Fayyad DM. Resistance to fracture of roots obturated with novel canal-filling systems. JOE. 2011; 37 (11): 1590-2
3. Zhang W, Li Z, Peng. Ex vivo cytotoxicity of a new calcium silicate-based canal filling material. International Endodontic Journal. 2010; 43(9): 769. DOI:10.1111/j.1365-2591.2010.01733.
4. Zhang H, Shen Y, Ruse ND, Haapasalo M. Antibacterial activity of endodontic sealers by
modified direct contact test against enterooccus faecalis. JOE. 2009; 35(7): 1051-5
5. Zhang H, Shen Y, Ruse ND, Haapasalo M. Antibacterial activity of endodontic sealers by modified direct contact test against enterooccus faecalis. JOE. 2009; 35(7): 1051-5
About Brasseler USA®
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