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Year : 2009  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 81-83

Failure of extracoronal direct retainers: Causes and preventions

Department of Prosthodontics, Goa Dental College and Hospital, Bambolim-403202, Goa, India

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Prabhakar B Angadi
Department of Prosthodontics, Goa Dental College and Hospital, Bambolim-403 202, Goa
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/0972-4052.55249

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Failure of removable partial denture may be attributed to several factors, one of which is failure of extra coronal direct retainer. Direct retainers can serve for a long time if designed and fabricated properly by the dentist and maintained well by the patient. This article is the review of causes of failure of extra coronal direct retainers and prevention of the same.

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