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During clasp selection, tooth which is adjacent and farthest from the defect should be selected as abutment tooth.
Without a temporary restoration, the neighboring teeth may shift into the abutment tooth in the two weeks it takes for a laboratory to make the final crown.
A retainer consisting of a metal receptacle (matrix) and a closely fitting part (patrix); the matrix is usually contained within normal or expanded contours of the crown on the abutment tooth and the patrix is attached to a pontic or the removable partial denture framework.
In addition to periapical radiograph, bleeding on probing, periodontal pocket depth and clinical attachment loss were measured at six sites of each abutment tooth with a UNC-12 calibrated probe to assess the status of periodontal disease.