cast core


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cast core

Etymology: ONorse, kasta + L, cor, heart
a metal casting, shaped like a stump of a tooth and incorporating a post and cemented in the root canal for the retention of an artificial tooth crown. Compare amalgam core, composite core. See also core.

cast core

(kast kōr)
Restoration, usually a gold alloy, intended to replace lost tooth structure under a crown; provides support and retention for the crown.