Medical Definition of Roach clasp

1. A clasp whose arms are bar-type extensions from major connectors or from within the denture base; the arms pass adjacent to the soft tissues and approach the point of contact on the tooth in a gingivo-occlusal direction, a clasp consisting of two or more separate arms located opposite to each other on the tooth; the bar arms arise from the framework or from a connector and may traverse the soft tissue; one arm (bar), the retentive arm, usually terminates in the infrabulge (gingival convergence) area of the tooth; the other, the reciprocal arm, usually terminates on the suprabulge (occlusal convergence) area. Synonym: Roach clasp. (05 Mar 2000)



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Roach Clasp

Rivinus' canals
Rivinus' ducts
Rivinus' gland
Rivinus' incisure
Rivinus' membrane
Rivinus' notch
Rivne
Rix
Rixon
Riyadh
Rizal Day
Rkatsiteli
Rn
Ro
RoHS
Roach clasp (current term)
Roald Amundsen
Roald Hoffmann
Roanoke
Roaring Meg
Roaring Megs
Rob Roy
Robarts
Robaxin
Robb
Robbens
Robbi
Robbie

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