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The function of reciprocal clasp arm is:

 # The function of reciprocal clasp arm is:
A. To balance the denture 
B. To act as a direct retainer 
C. To counteract the movement of denture which is caused during engagement of retentive arm  
D. None of the above 



The correct answer is C.  To counteract the movement of denture which is caused during engagement of retentive arm 

The rigid reciprocal arm helps in reciprocating stress generated against the tooth by the retentive arm. It also stabilizes the denture against horizontal movement and is always situated above the height of contour. 



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