These are extremely well-fitting dentures that fit precisely over natural teeth that are stable.
They are a good alternative for you if you have or need partial dentures and are looking at a better fitting solution or dental implants.
Features & benefits:
- Keeping healthy teeth in place
- Smaller denture size
- Better fitting denture
- Excellent fit of the denture
- German engineering
- Similar advantages to implants dentures
- No surgery
- Excellent for patients who have
- Reduced time from start to finish compared to dentures
Disadvantages (compared to implant dentures)
- The health of the teeth has to be good
- Regular 6 monthly check-ups needed
- Fluoride mouthwashes and toothpaste to help against tooth decay
- If there are problems with the teeth then we need to remake
Telescopic prostheses are widely used in clinical situations. They are not limited to a single type or design as there are several possibilities and patterns of the double crown and the telescopic denture.
Telescopic crowns can be used as retainers for partial dentures instead of clasps and precision attachments. In this case, the prosthesis is called (a telescopic partial denture) which is usually fabricated with a metal framework.
Also, telescopic crowns are indicated as attachments for overdentures. Then the prosthesis is called (the telescopic overdenture) which is indicated generally where there are a few remaining teeth. These overdentures may be fabricated with an acrylic base. In addition to using them with natural teeth, telescopic dentures may be supported by implants. Moreover, telescopic dentures may be a good choice to connect implants to natural teeth.
The telescopic denture is a unique type of prosthodontic treatment. Several designs of double crowns were developed. The selection of the design depends on the clinical situations and the dentist’s preference about using rigid or resilient type.
Telescopic dentures have many advantages. However, They are associated with some disadvantages. Therefore, dentists should be careful during treatment planning and the following stages.
They must thoroughly evaluate the expected advantages and disadvantages keeping in mind the higher cost and the long time needed for the fabrication of telescopic dentures.
When planning to provide a patient with a telescopic denture the dentist should inform the patient about the long period required for treatment and should give a clear explanation about the denture that would be delivered to the patient.
All clinical and laboratory steps should be accurate. Sufficient reduction of tooth structure is necessary. Otherwise, over contouring is inevitable. Dental technician plays an important role in the success or failure of telescopic denture.
The only skilled well-equipped technician can fabricate successful telescopic dentures.
Several materials (and combinations of materials) were used for making telescopic crowns such as precious and non-precious metal alloys, zirconia, and PEEK. Further long-term studies are needed to evaluate the success of these materials and to develop new materials and designs of telescopic crowns.