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Adjusting RPD Clasps

Description:
As removable partial dentures (RPDs) age, loss of retention is a common complaint. When a patient is not ready to replace their RPD, cast metal and wrought wire clasps can be adjusted to re-engage the undercut. In addition to pliers, boomerang-shaped clasp adjusters have joined the armamentarium for re-engaging RPD clasps. In this tip video, Dr. Wendy AuClair gives a quick demonstration on how to utilize this tool.

Date Added:
4/6/2011

Author(s):

Wendy AuClair-Clark, DDS, MS Wendy AuClair-Clark, DDS, MS
Dr. Wendy AuClair Clark completed her undergraduate training at the University of Georgia in Athens, GA, and then earned her doctoral degree from the Marquett...
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Questions & Comments
Shervin Mehdizadeh - (1/5/2015 1:01 AM)

Dear Doc Auclair,thanks for your lecture,but cast clasps should never be adjusted in an up and down direction because they're just flexible in and outward due to their grainy microscopic structure,therefore it may increase the risk of fracture

sandra ramirez - (12/3/2013 6:35 PM)

Great Tip!! I do a lot of partial dentures and I have never seen that tool. The explanation was fantastic and very well done. Thanks, Wendy

ISLAM DEHIS - (6/3/2013 1:08 AM)

Thank you..

marie hess - (2/6/2013 12:00 PM)

who supplies the boomerang-shaped clasp adjusters ?

Agnes Knobloch - (10/23/2012 8:11 PM)

Thank you Dr. AuClair!

Mario Marcone - (4/27/2012 8:12 PM)

Thank you Dr AuClair ... an invaluable tool for our armamantarium

Justin Scott302 - (4/27/2012 1:03 AM)

I'll refer all my rpd clasp adjustments to you!

chad kamel - (4/20/2011 5:58 PM)

That was a great tip, I never knew about that product. Excellent explanation.

Tatiana Ramirez - (4/8/2011 4:17 PM)

Awesome Wen! Thanks for the great explanation!!

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