Vitallium Material Telescope Crown Precision Attachment ,
A telescopic denture makes use of the remaining teeth to hold the
denture firmly in the wearer’s mouth without the need for clasps,
implants or denture adhesive. In many cases there is also no need
to have a palate plate!
The remaining teeth are prepared in much the same way as for a
normal crown. Primary metal coverings called “copings” are cemented
on top of the prepared teeth. Secondary metal copings, that exactly
fit over the primary copings are incorporated into the denture.
When the denture is fitted, the secondary copings slide neatly into
position on top of the primary copings, rather like the two tubes
of a telescope! Simple but effective – like most good inventions.
(1) Tthe distribution of force on the abutment;
(2) The provision of a foundation for effective oral hygiene, and
maintenance of periodontal health;
(3) The arrangement of teeth in the desired position;
(4) Circumvention of several augmentative measures in the soft and
hard tissues for esthetic reasons;
(5) Achievement of favorable esthetics, even with there is
substantial recession of the periodontal tissue or severe atrophy
of the jaw;
(6) Creation of a gum-free structure in the maxilla;
(7) Longevity of the structure (eg, veneers can be reapplied at any
time, and the structure remains in place even if one of the
abutment teeth or implants is lost);
(8) avoidance of augmentative measures if gingival and/or
arise before the construction is fabricated or while it is being
worn since recessions can be covered by the lip shield
(1) High costs and technical requirements;
(2) The need for the dental technician to master the individual
steps for creating such constructions;
(3) Any psychological burden experienced by the patient provided
with a removable construction.