base metal alloy


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base metal alloy

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