Esthetic Cast Direct Retainers for Distal Extension Removable Partial Dentures
Department of Prosthodontics, Military Dental Centre, Ahmednagar, Maharashtra India
- *Corresponding Author:
- Maninder Hundal
Department of Prosthodontics
Military Dental Centre
Ahmednagar, Maharashtra, India
Received Date: March 14, 2014; Accepted Date: April 25, 2014; Published Date: May 05, 2014
Citation: Hundal M (2014) Esthetic Cast Direct Retainers for Distal Extension Removable Partial Dentures. J Oral Hyg Health 2:134. doi:10.4172/2332-0702.1000134
Copyright: © 2014 Hundal M, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Extra coronal cast direct retainers are an essential component of cast removable partial denture prosthesis. The conventional cast circumferential clasp or the bar clasp appear unaesthetic due to visible metal display when used in the smile zone. This article describes two hidden clasp designs as an alternative to the conventional extra coronal cast direct retainer assembly for the distal extension partially edentulous situation. The same is highlighted via two case reports.