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A comparison of some casting materials
  1. JE Houlton and
  2. MJ Brearley

Abstract

The physical and mechanical properties of four casting materials are compared with two plaster of Paris preparations. Properties evaluated include working and specific strengths, resistance to abrasion and radiolucency. Ease of application, conformability and rate of strength development are discussed and the clinical relevance of these properties is considered.

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