The Open Dentistry Journal

ISSN: 1874-2106 ― Volume 13, 2019

Telescopic Denture

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



This article explains the concept of telescopic denture.


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.


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

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

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Year: 2018
Volume: 12
First Page: 246
Last Page: 254
Publisher Id: TODENTJ-12-246
DOI: 10.2174/1874210601812010246

Article History:

Received Date: 20/12/2017
Revision Received Date: 09/02/2018
Acceptance Date: 14/3/2018
Electronic publication date: 30/03/2018
Collection year: 2018

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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:


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