The Telescopic crown was developed in Germany and is now one becoming one of the more common dental procedures used to construct removable dentures where there are teeth remaining in the jaw.
Telescopic crowns consist of two sets of crowns. First is a metal capsule that is put on a prepared tooth . The other is a part of removable prosthesis that copies the form of the first part inside and the natural tooth outside.
Some of the benefits of the telescopic over conventional dentures and bridges:
The denture aspect consists of a double crown system know as "the telescopic", the procedure involves fitting the remaining natural teeth with inner metal crowns, followed by outer crowns as part of an over denture that can be removed by the patient for cleaning purposes. 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.