An implant supported telescopic crown convertible to a cantilever bridge should the tooth fail
A 61-year-old male patient with a heavily restored dentition had problems in a maxillary premolar region. One tooth was poor, the other was compromised. The first premolar was removed and then later replaced with an implant. This in turn was used to support a telescopic restoration on the weak adjacent premolar. This allows the region to be converted to a cantilever bridge if the tooth should fail.