clasp arm

clasp arm

a portion of a clasp of a removable partial denture that projects from the clasp body and helps retain the partial denture in position in the mouth. See: clasp (2).

clasp arm

(klasp ahrm)
Portion of clasp of removable partial denture that projects from clasp body and helps retain the partial denture in position in the mouth.
See: clasp (2)
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(13,20-24) The long-term effectiveness of retention of clasps and their effect on the abutment teeth have been previously studied (22-24) where clasp arm design was shown to produce less stress and thereby delivered predictable long-term use of an RPD.
The flexibility of a clasp arm affects the retention and the function of an RPD.
The polyamide resin clasps exhibited greater retentive forces when placed on premolar teeth due to the shorter length of the clasp arms. In the present study, the results demonstrated that the retentive force for a polyamide resin clasp might be sufficient for RPDs.
Elimination of the buccal or labial direct retainer or clasp arm is a key factor in establishing an esthetically acceptable design.
They break into wide smiles, laugh and clasp arms in a light embrace.
DAVID BECKHAM took a rest from the title race last night and thought about a moment when all the combatants will clasp arms and march together to the World Cup.
Retentive clasp arms must be capable of flexing and returning to their original form and should retain an RPD satisfactorily.