Shaping ability of different NiTi rotary systems during the preparation of printed mandibular molars

Falakaloğlu S., Silva E. J. N. L., Yeniçeri Özata M., GÜNDOĞAR M.

Australian Endodontic Journal, vol.49, no.2, pp.256-261, 2023 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 49 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2023
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/aej.12649
  • Journal Name: Australian Endodontic Journal
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, EMBASE, MEDLINE
  • Page Numbers: pp.256-261
  • Keywords: 3-D printing, EdgeFile X3, printed resin teeth, TruNatomy, XP-endo Shaper
  • Istanbul Medipol University Affiliated: Yes


This study aimed to evaluate the shaping ability of XP-endo Shaper, TruNatomy and EdgeFile X3 during the preparation of resin-printed mandibular molar mesial root canals. Thirty-three resin-based mandibular mesial roots with two canals, obtained from extracted tooth cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) image and printed on a three-dimensional (3D) printer, were divided into three experimental groups according to the different nickel–titanium (NiTi) systems used for root canal preparation. The specimens were scanned using CBCT imaging before and after root canal preparation. Then images were registered using a dedicated software and changes in the canal area, volume, untouched canal surface and the maximum and minimum dentine wall wear were calculated. The XP-endo Shaper instruments showed improved shaping ability with lower untouched root canal surface and better preservation of root canal anatomy during the preparation of resin-printed mandibular mesial root canals compared with TruNatomy and EdgeFile X3 systems.