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Telescopic Denture



Mohammad Ayham Hakkoum*, Ghassan Wazir
Department of Removable Prosthodontics, Faculty of Dentistry, Damascus University, Damascus, Syrian Arab Republic


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© 2018 Hakkoum and Wazir.

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* Address correspondence to this author at the Department of Removable Prosthodontics, Faculty of Dentistry, Damascus University, Damascus, Syrian Arab Republic; Tel: +963932071296; E-mail: drayham@yahoo.com


Abstract

Aim:

This article explains the concept of telescopic denture.

Procedure:

It describes the different types of telescopic attachment (or double crown), and provides an overview of the advantages and the disadvantages of this type of prosthodontic treatment.

Conclusion:

The indications and the clinical applications of telescopic denture are discussed.

Keywords: Denture retention, Overlay denture, Overdenture, Denture design, Dental abutments, Crowns.