Vortex Blue : Tip Evaluation (1st 3mm)

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DETAILS:

FILE NAME: Vortex Blue
COMPANY: Dentsply Tulsa Dental Specialties
MANUFACTURER: Dentsply Tulsa Dental Specialties
MADE IN: USA
WEBSITE: tulsadentalspecialties.com

 

CHARACTERISTICS:

SIZE: 25/04
FLUTES: 3 (triangular)
SPIRALS PER 16MM: 4
HELIX ANGLE: 23º [fig. 2]
CUTTING ANGLE: (-)34º [fig. 1]
DEBRIS REMOVING AREA: 45% [fig. 1]
ROTATION TO FAILURE: 510º
PEAK TORQUE AT FAILURE: 63.08 gf/cm
60 ̊ DEFLECTION: 2.16 g
PLASTIC DEFORMATION: 0º
FILE CORE AREA RELATIVE TO CIRCUMFERENCE AREA: 55%
FILE CORE AREA RELATIVE TO FILE X-SECTION AREA: 69%

 

DISCUSSION:

  • Most interesting from the results of testing is the difference in properties of the Vortex Blue compared to those of the Sequence file; especially since both have the same cross-sectional configuration and helix angles. Contrary to the manufacturer’s claims, the Vortex Blue’s resistance to torsion was not enhanced, but instead appears to be substantially less than that of the Sequence file.

 

TIP SEM

TIP SEM

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