Preventive dentistry is the practice of caring for teeth, preventing cavities, gum disease and other oral problems. One of many preventive solutions is splints, used for temporomandibular dysfunction splint therapy, against bruxism, for preventing sports injuries and against snoring which can be extremely unpleasant for both patient and his environment.
FullDent lab offers a variety of high-quality splints made with Erkoform – 3D device. We point out following:
- Silensor – anti-snoring splints
- Anti-bruxism splints
- Teeth-whitening splints
- PLAY SAFE – splints for sportsmen
Silensor - Anti-snoring Splint
To lower snoring that causes series of problems, mainly with sleep habits of both patient and the environment, we recommend SIlensor – special splint made of two aligners attached on the sides. Those attachments are flexible and replaceable, providing comfort as such.
Silensor moves lower jaw in convex position, allowing unobstructed breathing, consequently leading to snoring prevention.
Bruxism, excessive teeth grinding or jaw clenching, mostly during sleep, is relatively common in people. It appears as a consequence of stress, anxiety, and general psychological tension.
There are numerous consequences of bruxism, which are not naive and could potentially endanger teeth and jaw. Aside from that, teeth damage can lead to pain, tension in jaw muscles, and ear/head pain.
Anti-bruxism splints are made of two aligners, one softer and the other firmer, with total thickness 2-3 mm. They are meant to be worn on one jaw and they do not irritate the gingiva and the interdental space.
Stains and color-changing due to coffee, tea and cigarettes consumption usually disturbs teeth aesthetics. Luckily, there are various methods for teeth-whitening, including splints. These splints are individually made, based on a teeth print, and they are highly practical for use. The patient, usually at night, while sleeping, applies gel on the splint and place it on his teeth.
This teeth-whitening technique takes longer to be done than whitening by a dentist, but final effects do last longer.
PLAY SAFE – Splints for Sportsmen
Some sports, such as martial arts, require individually-made splints for sportsmen, in order to prevent tissue injuries, teeth, and bone breaks, lips and tongue cuts, and lower and upper jaw breaks.
Depending on a sport, splints are made of various materials and with different thickness. They provide comfort and confidence in one's safety, which results in maximizing effort during the game.
Retainers are mainly used in the last phase of orthodontic treatment. After the braces have been removed, teeth can shift back to their original position and in order to prevent this from happening, retainers are worn overnight. They are made with CAD/CAM technology.
FullDent d.o.o. is a dental laboratory providing modern reconstructive and aesthetic dentistry solutions. With years of experience, and by using certified dental materials and advanced technology, we are offering following services: fixed, removable and combined prosthetics, and FullAlign – invisible removable aligners.