Keywords : Occlusal forces
European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine,
2020, Volume 7, Issue 3, Pages 2000-2005
The ultimate goal in successful management of mobile teeth is to restore function and comfort by establishing a stable occlusion that promotes tooth retention and the maintenance of periodontal health. The clinical management of mobile teeth can be a perplexing problem, especially if the underlying causes for mobility have not been properly diagnosed. In some cases, mobile teeth are retained because patients decline multidisciplinary treatment that might otherwise also include strategic extractions. Some mobile teeth can be treated through occlusal equilibration alone whereas mobile teeth with a compromised periodontium can be stabilized with the aid of provisional and/or definitive splinting. Tooth splinting have been accomplished since ancient civilizations to decrease tooth mobility, to replace missing teeth & to improve form, function, and esthetics. Still splinting remains one of the poorly understood & controversial areas of dental therapy. This article discusses splinting…its, rationale, basic principles, indications, contraindications, limitations and classifications.