Minor connectors

By Dr.Swathi Pai on Saturday 17 January 2009 with 0 comments



2 functions of minor connectors:


  1. to transfer functional stress to the abutment teeth

  2. to transfer the effect of the retainers, rests, and stabilizing components to the rest of the denture


Minor connectors should be 1.5mm thick


When they join major connectors, they should be in a rounded acute angle to increase gingival exposure


Distance between minor connectors should be 5mm


It should be thickest toward the lingual surface, tapering toward the contact area


The minor connector for the mandibular distal extension base should extend posteriorly about 2/3 the length of the edentulous ridge


Tissue stops:

-are integral parts of minor connectors designed for retention of the acrylic resin bases

-they provide stability to the framework during the stages of transfer and processing


Finish lines:

-the finish line junction should take the form of an angle of less than 90°, therefore, being somewhat undercut

Category: Prosthodontics Notes

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