Laboratory-made occlusal splints
S4S Dental Splint Laboratory offer a full range of occlusal splints, with below highlighting just some of the devices we provide. We also work closely with clinicians, providing 'hybrid' devices designed for each individual patient.
FDA approved, the Sleep Clench Inhibitor (SCi) is most commonly fitted to the lower arch. Protecting your smile, the SCi prevents grinding and clenching of teeth and the associated problems.
Working in the same way as the standard SCi, Dual Arch Sliders have the added benefit of levelling out anterior incisal discrepancies and are ideal for cases that can create severe wear facets in the SCi discluding element.
Find out more about the SCi by clicking the link below, or download the PDFs.
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The Michigan Tanner Splint was developed with the object of treating dysfunction of the TMJ muscle and to control bruxism.
At S4S, we have developed a process of manufacture that is extremely robust and virtually eliminates the need for metal clasping in most cases.
The Mandibular Decompression Appliance or Decompression Splint (DCS) is used for patients presenting with pain and TMJ dysfunction. At S4S, we have highly skilled technicians that will articulate your models and build a design including a pivot on the first molar region to restore normal Shimbashi measurement to the patient.
The hard flat splint is constructed on the maxillary or mandibular arch to achieve balanced contacts with all opposing teeth and incisal anterior teeth edges. Sometimes called a Relaxation Splint, this is made with hard acrylic, though retention and comfort can be maximised by incorporating a soft lining.
Soft Bite Raising Appliances (BRA’s) are the most commonly prescribed splint for Bruxism and TMD. However, over a short period such guards will typically deteriorate and need replacing. The soft guard protects teeth by separating and preventing them from coming into contact with each other.
Popular with the Dawson Academy and Hornbrook Group in the USA, the B-Splint aims to reduce muscle hyperactivity and, in turn, the symptoms associated with clenching and grinding.
The Gelb is mainly used to correct mandibular displacement, reduce TMJ dysfunction and oral/facial pain.