The ProTaper Gold Family

Benefits

Why choose ProTaper Gold?

Developed by specialists

A patented, progressively tapered design serves to significantly improve cutting efficiency and safety.*

Cross-section

The convex triangular cross-section enhances cutting action while decreasing rotational friction between the blade of the file and dentin.¹

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FAQs

The main difference is their file type. ProTaper Gold is a rotary file system based on a multiple file sequence and WaveOne Gold is a reciprocate file system based on a single file sequence.  

The ProTaper Gold technology includes a series of “Shaping” and “Finishing” files that create the predictable ProTaper shapes. ProTaper Gold rotary files create the same smoothly tapered shapes as ProTaper Universal1 while delivering significant new advantages:

  • +24% increased flexibility2: The visibly advanced metallurgy of ProTaper Gold creates a difference you can see – and feel. That’s because ProTaper Gold rotary files feature the same exact geometries as ProTaper Universal, but offer an increase in flexibility. This is especially important in the finishing files, when navigating challenging curves in the apical region.
  • 2.4x greater resistance to cyclic fatigue3: ProTaper Gold provides more than twice the resistance to cyclic fatigue as ProTaper Universal4. And that’s an important advantage, because cyclic fatigue is the leading cause offile separation.5
  • Shorter 11mm handle

ProTaper Gold has a shorter handle length than previous ProTaper files, namely 11 mm.

  • Working lengths for S1-F5 are available in 21mm, 25mm, 31mm
  • Working length for SX is 19mm
  • Shaping file sizes:
    - Shaping X (SX): .04v taper, .19 tip size
    - Shaper 1 (S1): .02 taper, .18 tip size
    - Shaper 2 (S2): .04 taper, .20 tip size
  • Finishing file sizes:
    - Finishing 1 (F1 .07v taper
    - Finishing 2 (F2): .08v taper
    - Finishing 3 (F3): .09v taper
    - Finishing 4 (F4): .06v taper
    - Finishing 5 (F5): .05v taper
     

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 * Berutti E, Negro AR, Lendini M, Pasqualini D. Influence of manual preflaring and torque on the failure rate of ProTaper rotary instruments. J Endod. 2004 Apr;30(4):228-30.

  1. West J. Endodontic Update 2006. J Esthet Restor Dent. 2006; 18(5): 280-300. Review.
  2. Average value for ProTaper Gold compared to ProTaper Universal. Based on internal testing. Data on file.
  3. For ProTaper Gold F3 finishing file. Average cyclic fatigue resistance of the ProTaper Gold system is x 2.4 superior to the ProTaper Universal system. Based on internal testing. Data on file.
  4. Average value for ProTaper Gold compared to ProTaper Universal. Based on internal testing. Data on file.
  5. Shen Y, Cheung GS, Bian Z, Peng B. Comparison of defects in ProFile and ProTaper® systems after clinical use. J Endod. 2006 Jan;32(1):61-5.