Removable Partial Denture Clasp

Removable Partial Denture Clasp
About removable partial denture clasp

About removable partial denture clasp

In removable partial denture, the amount of retention that is obtained from the clasp depends upon the flexibility of the retention arm. The flexibility of the retentive arm depends on:

  • Longitude
  • Diameter
  • Form
  • Tapering
  • Type of alloy
  • Its preparation
  • Heat treatment of the alloy

Clasp must be located under the denture equator. It must be constructed with an alloy that has elastic properties. It has obtain a retentive force that does not exceed the capacity of a periodontal reaction. The clasp must act only under the action of extrusive forces.

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