platinum foil


platinum foil
Pure platinum rolled into extremely thin sheets; its high fusing point makes it suitable as a matrix for various soldering procedures in dentistry and also suitable for providing internal form to porcelain restorations during their fabrication.

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a very thin foil of pure platinum, suitable for use as a matrix to provide internal forms for porcelain restorations during their fabrication.

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