Simple Splint Therapy Utilizing Hard Soft Occlusal Splints

February 15, 2016

More than one-third of patients are ideal candidates for occlusal splints due to bruxism, clenching or post-operative situations. In this video, Dr. Michael DiTolla discusses the ways in which the uncomfortable splints of the past have been replaced with patient-friendly, comfortable soft/hard occlusal splints. Also discussed is how to take impressions for splints, bite splint fabrication and bite splint delivery. Plus, Dr. DiTolla stresses the importance of early diagnosis of bruxing and clenching, one night of which Dr. Gordon Christensen equates to 100 days of normal wear.