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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