Gutta-percha is a rubber similar to latex-based rubber that is used in the seals and fillings of the root canal in endodontic treatments.The gutta-percha sticks are used for temporary cavity restorations. As a diagnostic tool, heat the gutta-percha sticks and use them like a toothpick to help you locate the thermal sensitivity. Used as an element for bite registration, helps to identify fractures and pain when biting.
Gutta percha is the material used to fill the tooth. It is a thermoplastic filling material that is heated and compressed into the canal(s) of the tooth which is then sealed with an adhesive cement. The gutta percha is a plastic substance that comes from several Malaysian trees and is used as a permanent filling in root canals.
It is used in a variety of surgical devices and during root canal therapy. It is the predominant material used to obturate, or fill, the empty space inside the root of a tooth after it has undergone endodontic therapy.
They can be compacted and adapt well to canal irregularities.
-They have dimensional stability (except when it has become plastic material)
-Does not alter not the colouring of the tooth.