Dental splints are for specific medical purposes and are custom made for every patient based on the instructions of a general practitioner or a specialist doctor.
Some indications for treatment with dental splints:
- Pain in the temporomandibular joint area
- Pain in the masticatory muscles
- The opening of the mouth is disabled
- Clicking of the joint
- Headaches, snoring
- Bruxism (night grinding)
- Completed orthodontic treatment that requires stabilization
Splints that cover the chewing surfaces of the upper and lower teeth stabilize and relieve the temporomandibular joint and related masticatory muscles. They are custom made in a laboratory after an impression is taken.