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Amalgam as a build up material??

Discussion in 'Dental' started by Tightseal, Apr 18, 2004.

  1. Tightseal

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    I would like to know how Amalgam is as a build up material??? particularly if you have to place a gold crown later on it? In the past I used Fluorocore as a build up material but this was keeping in mind that the tooth was going to get a Porcelain crown.
     
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  3. UBTom

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    In the past two years, I've placed plenty of both Fluorocore and amalgam core build-ups for supporting crowns, both FCC and PFM..

    Most of the amalgam core buildups I did on vital teeth involved placing TMS pins for retention because of insufficient remaining coronal tooth structure. I've also placed amalgam cores on endo-treated teeth... After putting in a parapost.

    I have no doubt Amalgam is a good core buildup material for either PFM or FCC crowns... It's the only cheap and popular direct-placement core buildup material available for a hundred years before the advent of resins, after all.. Gold foil is before my time so I don't know if it has ever been used for core-buildups before. :D
     
  4. Tightseal

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    Hey UBTOM,
    Thanks for taking the time out ................makes total sense to me!!
     

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