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Non-Metal Clasp Dentures

Course Number: 650


It is critical to understand the properties of various thermoplastic resins so that we can choose the optimal material based on the needs of the patient. Methods of relining and maintenance should be understood with reference to the properties of the different materials used. NMCDs should conform to the standard RDP design principles.

NMCDs should not be blindly prescribed to all patients with high esthetic demand. NMCDs (non-rigid) are contraindicated when multiple teeth are missing and/or there is an absence of vertical occlusal stops. However, NMCDs with a metal framework are indicated in most situations and they provide the desired retention, stability, and support while improving patient aesthetics.