In a study, the effectivity and durability of telescopic dentures on abutment teeth provided with telescope crowns were investigated. The prognosis for the prosthetic structure and for the abutment teeth were both investigated. The survival rate of 234 telescopic dentures (886 abutment teeth) in 147 patients in a general dental practice were retrospectively evaluated on the basis of a status study. The mean survival rate was calculated. This is the moment when 50% of the telescopic dentures had failed. For telescopic dentures in the maxilla, this was 22.3 ± 2.8 years, which did not represent a statistically significant difference from the mandible (20.9 ± 1.9 years). Of the 886 abutment teeth that were used, 127 (14.3%) were extracted after an average period of 11.7 years. Periodontal complications were the primary reason for extraction. Based on this investigation, one could conclude that telescopic dentures are also a durable and sustainable solution in the long term. Loss of abutment teeth is relatively rare and has limited influence on the survival of the prosthetic structure.
E. van den Wijngaarden
A.W.J. van Pelt
|Rubriek||Onderzoek en wetenschap|
|Publicatiedatum||4 maart 2016|
|Editie||Ned Tijdschr Tandheelkd - Jaargang 123 - editie 3 - maart 2016; 133-136|