Dentistry/Clasp

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Dr.I have a lower metal partial that has a fake tooth in place of the left molar, and next to it is my tooth, that never had a clasp on it when it was fabricated. Can my dentist add a clasp on this now? Thanks

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Yes you can add a clasp. A good lab can make something work. We do this fairly often as teeth can be lost and you don't want to make a new partial. The make a clasp and embed it into existing plastic. Occasionally the can weld it on.

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