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CASE REPORT
Year : 2013  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 121-124

Telescopic denture a treatment modalitity of preventive prosthodontics


1 Department of Dentistry, Veer Chandra Singh Garhwali Government Medical Sciences and Research Institute, Srinagar Garhwal, Uttrakhand, India
2 Department of Prosthodontics, Darshan Dental College and Hospital, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India

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Laxman Singh Kaira
Department of Dentistry, Veer Chandra Singh Garhwali Government Medical Sciences and Research Institute, Srinagar Garhwal, Uttrakhand
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/2231-6027.135991

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"It is more important to preserve what already exists than to replace what is missing," as stated by M.M. Devan has never been challenged or disapproved. In situations with few remaining natural teeth, prosthodontists are posed with a dilemma for the treatment options. In such cases, overdenture therapy has been proven to be advantageous. Bearing in mind the philosophy of preventive prosthodontics, overdenture therapy has a long-term advantage by preserving the proprioception and thereby residual alveolar ridge. This clinical report describes the prosthodontic rehabilitation a patient with few remaining mandibular natural teeth by telescopic mandibular overdenture for added advantages like better retention, stability, support and psychological benefits of the patient.


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