base metal alloy


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base metal alloy

an alloy with a noble metal content less than 25% by weight.

base metal alloy

An alloy that does not contain noble metals such as gold or silver. Stainless steel is the most common base metal alloy used in dentistry.

CAUTION!

Base metal alloys should not be cleaned with sodium hypochlorite solutions.
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However, over time for economic reasons, base metal alloys have become widely used, limiting the routine use of precious alloys in dental practice.
Two copper and beryllium free, commercially available Ni-Cr (Wiron 99 and Remanium CSe), base metal dental alloys were tested in this study, because base metal alloys containing copper and beryllium are more prone to corrosion [8, 9].
Three different Ni-Cr base metal alloys designated for fixed prostheses manufacture were selected for the experiments: Wiron 99: 22.