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Can a partial denture be clasped to one of my porcelain teeth?

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Dr. Mark Venincasa
Dentistry - Cosmetic
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes but...

The clasp may create gray scratches on the porcelain.
I would do this with caution.

In brief: Yes but...

The clasp may create gray scratches on the porcelain.
I would do this with caution.
Dr. Mark Venincasa
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Dr. Zahid Ahmed
It also may cause porcelain fracture by putting various forces on the tooth. Be careful.
Dr. STEPHEN PERRY
Dentistry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes with caution

Partial denture clasps can be active or passive.
I suggest pick a passive clasp if the crown is all porcelain, with no metal base. Also, the clasp rest on the porcelain crown would be best left off the porcelain. Porcelain fused to metal crowns provide better solutions for longevity of the porcelain under the clasp. Consult your dentist if you have questions.

In brief: Yes with caution

Partial denture clasps can be active or passive.
I suggest pick a passive clasp if the crown is all porcelain, with no metal base. Also, the clasp rest on the porcelain crown would be best left off the porcelain. Porcelain fused to metal crowns provide better solutions for longevity of the porcelain under the clasp. Consult your dentist if you have questions.
Dr. STEPHEN PERRY
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Dr. John Thaler
Dentistry - Prosthodontics

In brief: Probably

Normally , yes.
The crown may need reshaping to create the desired contours and rest seats. If they cannot be achieved, then the crown might need to be replaced with a crown that has the proper contours built into it. We do this all the time.

In brief: Probably

Normally , yes.
The crown may need reshaping to create the desired contours and rest seats. If they cannot be achieved, then the crown might need to be replaced with a crown that has the proper contours built into it. We do this all the time.
Dr. John Thaler
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Dr. Aaron Cook
Dentistry

In brief: Yes

This is common and should not present any problems.
Sometimes porcelain crowns are made specifically to support a partial denture clasp.

In brief: Yes

This is common and should not present any problems.
Sometimes porcelain crowns are made specifically to support a partial denture clasp.
Dr. Aaron Cook
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