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Esthetic Clasp Design for Removable Partial Dentures on Premolar Teeth

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A clinical report examining restoration with a removable partial denture with an esthetic cast circumferential clasp on maxillary premolar teeth.

After reading this course, the participant should be able to:

  1. Discuss esthetic considerations in clasp designs for removable partial dentures (RPD).
  2. Explain the design concept and indications for the cosmetic circumferential clasp for premolars with occlusal rest (what the authors call the C3PO design), and preparation considerations for the RPD appliance.
  3. Describe the clinical options presented to the patient in this case report and the advantages of treatment with the C3PO clasp design.

This course was issued in July/August 2019 issue and expires August 2022. The authors have no commercial conflicts of interest to disclose. This 2 credit hour self-study activity is electronically mediated.


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