Dental Attachments, Clasp
Definition : Dental attachments designed to be adapted around and/or rest on and surround natural tooth abutments, which are usually an integral component of a partial denture (including overlay dentures). These clasps typically have three components: an occlusal rest, a bracing, and a supporting arm; dental clasps are typically metal, flexible castings or wires. Custom-made and preformed dental clasps made of synthetic (e.g., polymer) materials are also available but less frequently used.
Entry Terms : "Clasps, Dental" , "Dental Clasps" , "Clasp Dental Attachments"
UMDC code : 23878