volume 14, issue 1, P36-40 2015
DOI: 10.1590/1677-3225v14n1a08
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Abstract: AbstractAim: To evaluate the adherence of Streptococcus mutans to the surface of the amalgam and copper/aluminum alloy samples and also evaluate the release of metallic ions. Methods: The prepared medium was changed every 72 h and analyzed by atomic absorption spectrophotometer. Samples were removed from the prepared medium at 15, 30, 48 and 60 days. Results: The result shows that ions released were statistically different among all groups, and so were both biofilm and pits formation and the corrosion induced…

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