International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Dentistry | Albania | Volume 12 Issue 2, February 2023 | Rating: 5 / 10


The Use of Telescopic Crowns in Increasing the Retention of Esthetic Removable Partial Dentures

Gjergj BOCARI


Abstract: Introduction: Esthetic requirements are often main concerns of every patient, including also patients that are candidate for removable partial dentures. This is a challenge for the clinician because of the presence of direct retainers which most of the cases are visibly shown. Purpose: The aim of this study was to compare the stability of the removable partial dentures with clasps toward those with telescopic crowns. Through this study we show the relevance of a careful planning and the evaluation of direct retentions, especially those of clasps and telescopic crowns for their impact on the longevity of the supporting teeth and tissues in different Kennedy classes. Methods: The removable partial dentures evaluated in the study are with a cast framework. In this study, are taken into observation 45 protheses from 33 patients (18 maxillary and 27 mandibular) aged 45 - 70 years old. We have analyzed the type of retainers used and evaluated the stability compared to the TC and clinical conditions of the abutment teeth in each case. Conclusions: After clinical examination we concluded that the telescopic retained removable partial dentures when the abutment teeth where of a correct choice, had a mobility scale within physiological parameters and overall better esthetic conditions compared to the abutment teeth where different type of clasps were used.


Keywords: telescopic crowns (TC), primary / secondary crowns, direct retainers


Edition: Volume 12 Issue 2, February 2023,


Pages: 1019 - 1021


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