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Quintessence International

Edited by Eli Eliav

ISSN 0033-6572 (print) • ISSN 1936-7163 (online)

Publication:
March 1990
Volume 21 , Issue 3

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RLS -- the lingually retained clasp assembly for distal extension removable partial dentures.

Aviv, I.; Ben!Ur, Z.; Cardash, H. S.; Fatael, H.

PMID: 2197670

The design of clasp for a distal extension removable partial denture that helps preserve both the abutment teeth and the tissues of the edentulous ridge is described. The clasp assembly takes advantage of surveyed lingual undercuts to provide support, retention, and stability. It consists of a mesio-occlusal rest, a distolingual L-bar direct retainer that is located on the abutment tooth adjacent to the residual ridge, and a distobuccal stabilizer.

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