Gutta Percha as an Occlusive Filling Material
Gutta percha is the self-drying, milky sap of the gutta percha tree, which mostly grows on the Malaysian peninsula, as well as Java, Sumatra and Borneo. The material is similar to natural rubber, yet it has a much lower molar mass. The advantage of gutta percha lies in the fact that it is relatively hard at room temperature, but becomes soft and kneadable at around 50°C. This makes it beneficial for use in dentistry.
Gutta percha is, therefore, used as a provisional filling material or as a temporary occlusive material for an inlay or only. The recipe of Hoffmann´s Gutta Percha, for example, is antibacterial, elastic and easy to place in the cavity, thanks to the addition of zinc-oxide and beeswax. As needed, this occlusive material can be removed without drilling. Based on the easy removability, gutta percha can also be used to seal implant screws.
Purchase Affordable Gutta Percha Points
For filling the root canal during an endodontic treatment, one would employ the use of gutta percha points. In addition to a list of other raw ingredients, the main component of gutta percha points is gutta percha. Even here, the positive properties of gutta percha make a difference. The gutta points are great for use during root fillings, as they are easy to place in the root canal and do not easily bend. Likewise, they are packable and provide the canal with an air-tight seal. The conicity and low tolerance mean that the gutta percha points fit in every obdurated root canal.
Gutta percha points have very good properties in regards to tissue compatibility and sealing property and are quite user friendly. Gutta points are available colour coded, in various sizes or as a combination box with a sliding lid from Praxisdienst. We also offer you a wide selection of quality root filling material and modern MTA cements for the dentist.
Gutta percha and gutta percha points can be comfortably ordered online and at great prices from Praxisdienst.