Occlusal Splint - Whitehouse Dental Services in Hornsby


Occlusal splints

Occlusal splint – a removable plastic device that reproduces the occlusal surface, which the patient wears temporarily in order to change the occlusal contacts of the teeth and the functional arrangement of the lower jaw. It is used before the stage of prosthetics of the oral cavity and / or after prosthetics.

An occlusal splint can be made for both the upper and lower jaws.

Occlusal splints are used for:

  • improve neuromuscular coordination
  • muscle pain treatment
  • improving TMJ functions
  • increase in vertical bite height
  • ensuring a certain position of the lower jaw
  • restructuring of the trajectory of the movement of the lower jaw
  • verification of the correctness of the occlusal scheme recreated by the dentist
  • replacement of missing teeth with a splint
  • load distribution in bruxism.

When assessing the therapeutic effect of the treatment, it is necessary to take into account the fact that the occlusal splint affects not only the occlusion, but also blocks the periodontal receptors of the teeth due to its own splinting effect of binding the teeth together.

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