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Telescopic prosthesis

The telescopic prosthesis is a dental prosthesis that is recommended in the case of both minor and major tooth loss. Depending on the materials chosen, this form of prosthesis can help both with a purely practical denture as well as with a deceptively real one.

What is a telescopic prosthesis?

The telescopic prosthesis is a dental prosthesis that is suitable for both smaller and larger parts of the dentition, up to an entire half of the jaw. The prerequisite for this type of prosthesis is the presence of a number of teeth that are suitable as so-called abutments. In addition to these, all the teeth that will later be replaced by the telescopic prosthesis are ground and crowned, thus providing future support for the prosthesis in the jaw. This is based on friction and negative pressure and, depending on the size and individually adapted to the task to be performed, can additionally be supplemented by little visible clasps. Their name refers to this very principle. Just as in the case of a telescope, two elements are inserted into each other - the primary crowns, i.e., the crowned teeth of the jaw, and their counterparts located in the prosthesis, the secondary crowns. The telescopic prosthesis can thus be inserted or removed flexibly at any time and is easy to clean.

Materials used

The telescopic denture is almost indistinguishable from natural teeth. The gum is made of polymethylmethacrylate, which is dyed natural using partly inorganic and organic agents. Normally, a ceramic shell is placed over steel cores embedded in the material to imitate the tooth. Alternatively, a plastic shell is used. Although this is less hard in comparison, the material rattles less audibly when chewing or speaking. In contrast, ceramic is characterized by its durability and color fastness. No matter which material you choose, a telescopic denture will last for several decades if you maintain good oral hygiene. It can even be extended and readjusted in case of further tooth loss. It is important to us that your wishes and ideas are taken into account at all times, so that the materials used represent the best choice for you between cost, benefit and aesthetics, and your naturally beautiful smile is preserved.

The treatment

The jaw and prosthesis are adapted to each other in several sessions and multiple impression taking. First the abutments are defined, and the primary crowns are prepared, then step by step the denture is optimized in appearance and wearing comfort. Step by step, you have detailed influence not only on the above-mentioned materials and the exact color matching of the denture, but also on the shape of the denture that makes up your new smile. For example, the incisor line could be straightened or realigned. During this process, until the final check-up appointment, you can get used to the use, cleaning, removal and insertion, with our assistance, and have the opportunity to ask questions.

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