What is coping in overdenture?

In the short-coping, long-coping, and attachment-coping overdenture techniques, natural teeth remaining in the arches are used as abutments for the denture. In the short-coping method, endodontic treatment and significant reduction of the teeth are required.

What is dental coping?

Coping: In the Procera® technique, the industrially-produced inner core of a dental crown is made of ceramic or titanium. The dental technician applies a layer of porcelain to the outside of the dental coping to match the patient’s other teeth.

What is telescopic denture?

A telescopic denture is defined as “an overdenture which is a dental prosthesis that covers and is partially supported by natural teeth, natural tooth roots, and/or dental implants” [3]. The term telescopic denture refers to the type of prosthesis that includes double crowns as retainers or attachments.

What is an encapsulated tooth?

Fibrous encapsulation refers to the layer of fibrous connective tissue that is formed between a dental implant and surrounding bone. Following implant surgery, the implant should begin to integrate with the nearby hard and soft tissues of the mouth.

How do dentists use reduction coping?

The coping is placed onto the tooth, and the amount of the tooth that extends through the opening is what will be reduced. A bur is used to reduce that portion of the tooth and slightly more, rounding all the edges and corners. This minimizes the chance that the restoration will not seat completely.

What is the Retromolar pad?

The retromolar pad is a mass of soft tissue located at the posterior end of the mandibular alveolar ridge. This pad covers the underlying bone with surrounding attached muscle fibers. Sicher described retromolar pad as a triangular soft elevation of mucosa that lies distal to third molar [1].

What is the difference between a denture and an overdenture?

Dentures are held in place by adhesives, natural suction, or a combination of both. Overdentures look like conventional dentures from the outside, but they are actually secured in your mouth by clipping or screwing onto titanium dental implants that have been placed in your jawbone.

How long do overdentures last?

The most common issue is wear and tear on the attachment. With repeated snapping in and out of the denture prosthesis, the overdenture attachments eventually wear out over time, resulting in diminished snap retention and perceived looseness of the overdenture. A typical replacement schedule is every 12 to 18 months.