An audit of the quality of base metal cast restorations provided within the restorative department of a UK dental institute

@article{Beddis2014AnAO,
  title={An audit of the quality of base metal cast restorations provided within the restorative department of a UK dental institute},
  author={Hannah P Beddis and Leone Ridsdale and Joseph S Chin and P. J. Nixon},
  journal={BDJ},
  year={2014},
  volume={217},
  pages={E11-E11}
}
Background Gold alloy has long been used in dentistry for the fabrication of cast restorations due to its material and clinical properties and known excellent longevity over long-term follow-up. The cost of gold has increased dramatically in recent years (by 450% in the past ten years). The use of base metal alloys as an alternative would lead to a considerable cost saving: a cobalt chromium alloy is around 98% cheaper than gold alloy at the time of writing. NHS regulations state which alloys… CONTINUE READING
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