PERIODONTAL SPLINTING

Periodontal Splinting is a procedure whereby teeth that are mobile are bonded together to improve their stability and comfort during biting, and chewing. By splinting teeth that have weakened support, the prognosis for maintaining these teeth is improved. The added stability provided by periodontal splinting also improves the outcome of tissue regeneration procedures.

Cases that may require periodontal splinting include teeth whose support has been compromised by periodontal disease or trauma. When multiple teeth are splinted together the biting force can be spread over the entire joined unit, rather than just the individual teeth.

 

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