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Year : 2005  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 185-186

The macboyle retainer

Government Dental College, Trivandrum - 695011, Kerala, India

Correspondence Address:
Vivek V Nair
Sivabhavan, Valiasalai, TC 23/558, Trivandrum - 695036, Kerala
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DOI: 10.4103/0972-4052.21634

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The Mac Boyle retainer should be employed only under the most favourable conditions and when workmanship is of the highest order. When a Mac Boyle retainer is constructed by one who understands its limitations and does not exceed its potentialities, the prosthesis will have a surprisingly long life. When its use can be justified, minimal tooth surface is covered by metal. It is akin to the partial veneer crown, but the preparation is not so deep and the retention is derived from grooves at the labial line angles instead of on the proximal surfaces.

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