amalgam core


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amalgam core

a rigid base for retaining a cast crown restoration, used in the replacement of a damaged tooth crown. The core may be held in place by undercuts, slots, pins, or the pulp chamber of an endodontically treated tooth. Compare cast core, composite core. See also core.

a·mal·gam core

(ă-malgăm kōr)
Restoration intended to replace lost tooth structure under a crown and to provide support and retention for the crown.
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