Splints and nightguards are dental appliances that are used to protect teeth, jaws, and related structures from damage or injury.
A splint is a dental device that is used to stabilize teeth that have become loose or to protect teeth after oral surgery or trauma. Splints can be made from a variety of materials, including acrylic, metal wires, or a combination of materials. They are typically designed to fit over several teeth and may be worn for a few weeks or months to allow the teeth to heal or to prevent further damage.
A nightguard is a dental appliance that is worn while sleeping to protect teeth from the damaging effects of clenching or grinding, also known as bruxism. Nightguards are typically made from a soft or hard plastic material and are custom-made to fit your teeth. They work by cushioning your teeth and absorbing the forces generated by clenching or grinding, preventing damage to the teeth and jaw muscles.
Nightguards can also be used to treat other conditions, such as temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders, by reducing the strain on the jaw joints and muscles.
Both splints and nightguards are designed to protect your teeth and oral structures and can be beneficial for those who have experienced dental trauma or have bruxism. Your dentist can help determine which type of appliance is best suited for your individual needs and recommend the appropriate treatment.
Combines strength needed to protect teeth with added flexibility for better patient comfort. Digitally designed and 3D printed nightguards can be reordered in case a patient loose their original nightguard.
FLEXsplint is the superior and optically clear nightguard with FLEX. The material is more robust and comes with excellent stability, which is ideal for bruxism patients, It is methyl methacrylate free (MMA) to eliminate allergy problems. FlexSplint is self-adjusting when placed in warm water before inserting into the mouth. More importantly, the wearability and patient comfort are rated as excellent.
R-Guard - Pressure Laminated Mouthguards
The finest choice in mouthguards is a custom-made pressure laminated mouthguard. Proper fit and comfort are essential. Pressure-laminated mouthguards are a perfect fit, allowing the user to breathe and speak freely. They are odourless, tasteless, and hypoallergenic and the material is resilient and tear-resistant.
Pressure lamination provides a closer, more intimate adaptation of the dental model. This capability to laminate is only successful with high heat and pressure, unattainable with the traditional vacuum technique. Consistent thickness in critical areas provides better protection than boil-and-bite mouthguards or even vacuum-made guards. The thickness is determined according to each patient and age, sport, level of competition and past history of injury are all considerations. Even people who wear braces can wear a pressure-laminated mouthguard.
Panthera Sleeping Apnea Device
The Panthera D-SADs are dental appliances used for the treatment of snoring and/or obstructive sleep apnea. Digitally printed in medical grade nylon, they are lightweight, low profile, comfortable and durable.
- Traction design aligned with the occlusal plane
- Small and lightweight
- Effective titration system
- Minimized risk of tooth movement
- Medical grade nylon polyamide type 12
- A single-material device, including titration rods, with no metal parts.
Capturing the protrusive bite with the George gauge
Allows the clinician to capture the protrusive bite registration and vertical opening without relying on the patient to achieve proper positioning. Eliminates guesswork! Extremely accurate and easy to use.
What is Bruxism?
Bruxism is a term used to describe the unconscious grinding and clenching of teeth. This condition can cause jaw pain and damage to your teeth or dental work. Your dentist can protect your teeth against bruxism by prescribing a bite splint:
- Customized to your mouth for a comfortable fit
- Worn primarily at night, and easy to clean
- Ideal for protecting your dental treatment investments