• 1 Department of Prosthodontics, KLE VK Institute of Dental Sciences, Belgaum, Karnataka, India
  • 2 Faculty of Dentistry, SEGi University, Kota Damansara, Malaysia
  • 3 Department of Dentistry, Belgaum Institute of Medical Sciences, Belgaum, Karnataka, India
  • 4 Department of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopaedics, Maratha Mandal Dental College, Belgaum, Karnataka, India
J Prosthodont, 2017 Feb;26(2):168-171.
PMID: 26479878 DOI: 10.1111/jopr.12385


Residual ridge resorption is a rapid, progressive, irreversible, and inevitable process of bone resorption. Long-standing teeth and implants have been shown to have maintained the bone around them without resorption. Thus, overdenture therapy has been proven to be beneficial in situations where few remaining teeth are present. In addition to the various advantages seen with tooth-supported telescopic overdentures, a few shortcomings can also be expected, including unseating of the overdenture, increased bulk of the prosthesis, secondary caries, etc. The precise transfer of the secondary telescopic copings to maintain the spatial relationship, without any micromovement, remains the most critical step in ensuring the success of the tooth-supported telescopic prosthesis. Thus, a simple and innovative technique of splinting the secondary copings was devised to prevent distortion and micromovement and maintain its spatial relationship.

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