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:
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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