Acta Scientific Dental Sciences (ASDS)(ISSN: 2581-4893)

Review Article Volume 6 Issue 2

Splints in Dentistry- A Contemporary Review

Avinash Gohilot1 and Shikha Rastogi Gupta2*

1Specialist Orthodontist, Vurjeel Medical Centre, Abu Dhabi, UAE
2Specialist Orthodontist, Tooth Health Dental Centre, Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India

*Corresponding Author: Shikha Rastogi Gupta, Specialist Orthodontist, Tooth Health Dental Centre, Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India.

Received: January 06, 2022; Published: January 25, 2022

Abstract

The ultimate goal in successful management of mobile teeth is to restore function and comfort by establishing a stable occlusion that promotes tooth retention and the maintenance of periodontium and temporomandibular joint health. The clinical management of mobile teeth can be a perplexing problem, especially if the underlying causes for that mobility have not been properly diagnosed. In some cases, mobile teeth are retained because patients decline multidisciplinary treatment that might otherwise e also include strategic extractions. Some mobile teeth can be treated through occlusal equilibration alone (primary occlusal trauma) whereas mobile teeth with a compromised periodontium can be stabilized with the aid of provisional and/or definitive splinting (secondary occlusal trauma). This review discusses splinting and its, rationale, indications, limitations and different types of tooth splinting are also reviewed.

Keywords: Splints; Stabilization Splint; Temporary Splint; Provisional Splint; Permanent Splint; Periodontium; Temporomandibular Joint

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Citation

Citation: Avinash Gohilot and Shikha Rastogi Gupta. “Splints in Dentistry- A Contemporary Review”. Acta Scientific Dental Sciences 6.2 (2022): 112-117.

Copyright

Copyright: © 2022 K Avinash Gohilot and Shikha Rastogi Gupta. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.




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