2019 Volume 38 Issue 3 Pages 490-495
This study aimed to evaluate cyclic fatigue resistance and bending properties and torque/force generation of WaveOne Gold (WOG) Primary in comparison with WaveOne (WO) Primary and Reciproc (RE) R25. A cyclic fatigue test revealed that the WOG Primary took significantly longer time to fracture compared with the WO Primary (p<0.05). The WOG Primary had the smallest load values at a deflection of 0.5 and 2 mm (p<0.05), as measured with a cantilever bending test. Torque/force measurement demonstrated that maximum upward force and maximum counterclockwise torque values in the WOG Primary were significantly lower than those in the RE R25 (p<0.05). Under the present experimental condition, the WOG Primary showed a higher cyclic fatigue resistance compared with the WO Primary, a higher flexibility compared with the WO Primary and RE R25, and generated a significantly lower maximum torque compared with the RE R25.