Sealing Ability of MTA Used in Perforation Repair of Permanent Teeth; Literature Review

Kusai Baroudi*, Samah Samir
Department of Restorative Dental Sciences, Al-Farabi College, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

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There were several materials used to seal different types of perforation defects. MTA is one of these restorative materials that is considered the most effective, biocompatible, non-toxic, and non-irritant; promote bone healing and cementum regeneration. The objective of this article was to review and summarize the sealing ability of MTA compared with the other materials used for sealing different types of root perforations of permanent teeth. A literature search was conducted using Medline, accessed via the National Library of Medicine Pub Med from 2005 to 2015 searching for articles related to sealing ability of MTA. This study found that factors affecting prognosis are the size, site of the perforation and time elapsed as well as the repair material. MTA is an important filling material to be used for sealing different types of perforations when perforated sites sealed immediately with MTA.

Keywords: Micro leakage, MTA, Perforation, Sealing ability.