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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.
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Although microorganisms are expected in cast cores after manufacturing, it became necessary to identify the presence of microorganisms that can cause endodontic failure, in order to show that this type of additives may bring microorganisms capable of producing post-treatment infections, and to educate the academic community on the need for sterilization prior to use on patients.
albicans were not identified in the cast cores analyzed, Ensinas et al reported them in their microbiological analysis.
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