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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Comparison of the tensile bond strength of high-noble, noble, and base metal alloys bonded to enamel.
Base metal alloys with nickel and chromium, form excessive oxide layers that may increase the risk of porcelain fracture.
Base metal alloys are generally harder, with higher values of elastic modulus and more resistance to torsional deformation at high temperatures, but they can also be more difficult to cast and pre-weld than gold-palladium or silver-palladium alloys.
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].