The telescopic dental crown was invented in Germany. Therefore, it is also known as the German crown.
Telescopic dental crowns consist of two parts. Primary crowns are cemented over prepped teeth for permanent placement. Secondary crowns slip over the primary ones and can be removed. They are held in place well because of the friction produced with the primary crowns. This technique ensures that bite stress is distributed evenly between each tooth, protecting the remaining teeth and the end result looks quite natural. This technique is also suitable for cases of missing back molars.
Telescopic dental crowns provide many benefits, including prevention of bone loss, improved speech, better jaw alignment and more efficiency when chewing. These over denture systems can last a lifetime and increase chewing power by up to 300%.