Advanced method of rehabilitating edentulous Jaws: A review on telescopic denture

Technol Health Care. 2023;31(3):791-807. doi: 10.3233/THC-220641.


Background: Edentulism conducts to a recognized impairment of oral function with both aesthetic and psychological changes. These patients suffer from a multiplicity of problems with their dentures, such as insufficient stability, retention and pain during mastication. The rehabilitation of a part edentulous patient can be established using a wide range of prosthetic treatment options. The overdenture treatment uses a removable total denture that overlies retained teeth, tooth roots, or dental implants. In the literature it was shown that patients with removable overdentures supported and retained either by tooth roots or implants have more predictable prosthodontic outcomes.

Objective: The aim of this review is to provide an overview on the overdenture with a focus on the tooth-supported telescopic overdenture.

Methods: The literature research was performed in the Scopus, Web of Science, and Pubmed electronic databases. Document type was limited to papers written in English, without time restrictions. The Review was recorded in the international PROSPERO (International Prospective Register of Systematic Reviews) database with the following number CRD42022326415.

Results: A total of 256 articles published were found from electronic searches, Two independent reviewers carried out the screening and the selection process for the studies. First, duplicate citations were eliminated. Then, the two Authors independently screened the retrieved articles by title and abstract of each citation to determine its suitability for inclusion. Finally, 13 full-text articles satisfied the inclusion criteria.

Conclusion: Prostheses supported by Frictional telescopic crowns offer an effective treatment alternative for patients with Severely reduced dentitions who do not want implant treatment or complete dentures.

Keywords: Jaw rehabilitation; full arch rehabilitation; implant; overdenture; tooth-supported telescopic.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Crowns
  • Denture, Overlay
  • Humans
  • Jaw, Edentulous* / rehabilitation
  • Systematic Reviews as Topic
  • Treatment Outcome