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CASE REPORT
Year : 2018  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 122-126

An interdisciplinary approach to the management of partial edentulism using telescopic retainers


Department of Prosthodontics, Thai Moogambigai Dental College, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

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Y Sameera
Featherlite Vaikuntam Flat C-120, No 6, GST Road, Nandivaram, Guduvanchery, Kancheepuram, Chennai - 603 202, Tamil Nadu
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DOI: 10.4103/jid.jid_74_17

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Fixed bridges and implants are often used to replace missing teeth; telescopic overdenture may be considered as another option for combining good retentive and stabilizing properties with a splinting action. The telescopic denture is a removable prosthesis that is supported by the retained teeth and the residual ridge or mucosa. It is a versatile and successful means of achieving long-term restoration of a partially edentulous jaw.


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