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Crown Overdentures

The crown overdenture (or telescopic crown / telescopic bridge / telescopic denture)  also known as the German crown overdenture was developed in Germany and is even now one of the most used dental procedures there to construct removable dentures. 

 

The procedure involves fitting the remaining natural teeth with inner metal crowns, followed by outer crowns as part of an overdenture that can be removed by the patient. This technique ensures that bite stress is distributed evenly between each tooth, protecting the remaining teeth and the end result looks quite natural. This technique is also suitable for cases of missing back molars

Some of the benefits of the telescopic overdentures include the prevention of bone loss, esthetic appeal, improved speech (when compared with other types of dentures), proper jaw alignment, and improved chewing efficiency. These overdenture systems can last a lifetime and increase chewing power by up to 300%.

  • Replace missing teeth

  • Improved appearance compared to clasp retained partial dentures

  • Improve chewing ability

  • Provides support to the periodontal structures

  • Cheaper than comparable implant sustained bridges

  • Can be easily fabricated and applied when there are at least two or three teeth left on the jaw. Ideally, it would be fitted with 4 to 6 teeth to achieve best results

  • Does not need clasps or other visible metallic parts on the front teeth

  • The bridge sits tight although it can be easily removed in order to practice the regular mouth hygiene

  • Prevents future tooth loss. The secondary framework can prevent further tooth loss especially when teeth are weakened by periodontitis (gum disease)

  • The dual support on teeth and gums will distribute the chewing forces equally onto the teeth and gums thus preventing the teeth from overloading. Overloading is one of the most frequent causes of tooth loss

  • Long life expectancy. Our experience shows that telescopic dentures inserted on 4 and more teeth have an average lifespan of at least 10 years and often more than that

  • Best suited for patients who do not want or can not have implant surgery due to anxiety, high costs for implants, diseases or medication that will not allow the insertion of implants

  • Maintenance, repairs and extension can be easily done at low costs

  • In case of tooth loss, there is no need to make a new bridge. The framework can be easily extended within minutes. A fixed bridge or an implant supported bridge would need an expensive complete renewal.

  • Low Follow-Up Costs

  • The probability that a patient will have kept all teeth 10 years after insertion is 80%.

  • The telescope double crown system is a versatile and successful way of achieving the long-term restoration of the partially edentulous jaw. Insertion and removal of the denture and routine oral hygiene are easy to perform, even for patients with limited manual dexterity.

  • As a full-arch reconstruction, the telescope crown denture system enables easy adjustment, modification, and relining with low follow-up costs.

Benefits of a crown overdenture

The telescopic bridge or prosthesis is a dual supported ( teeth and gums ) removable coverage restoration designed to fit over your natural teeth and gum areas in order to replace missing teeth. The best results are obtained when primary and secondary crowns are made of gold or precious dental alloys. If you would like to save, we can also use non-precious alloys for the primary and secondary crowns.

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