Periodintal splint FAQs

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What is meant by periodontal splinting?

The ligating, tying, or joining of periodontal involved teeth to one another in order to stabilize and immobilize the affected teeth.

What treatment options are available for mobile teeth?

The most logical way to treat the mobility once the active periodontal disease is under control would be to splint these mobile teeth. Various methods of splinting are employed by dentists.

What does the literature say about splinting?

“Severely mobile teeth, if in health, can be retained almost indefinitely.” - (Pollack, 1999)

What is the everStick periodontal splint?

periodic splintA relatively new technique for splinting mobile teeth is available in the everStick periodontal splint.

What does the procedure involve?

Almost all cases of FibreBond splinting are completed without local anaesthesia. A very shallow groove is prepared on the lingual (inside) surface of the teeth, which are to be splinted.

What happens if I have already lost a tooth?

Another exciting benefit of the fibre bond periodontal splint is the possibility of replacing a missing tooth by building up an artificial tooth, directly onto the fibre splint. There are several methods of constructing a replacement tooth.

What will a procedure like this cost me?

The whole procedure is completed in one session and should not take longer than an hour. The fact that these fibres are high technology materials and the treatment requires special skills the fee charged might differ from practice to practice.

Pre and Post Operative Instructions

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